February 2010


In this Issue

Optimal IVC Filter Use

Current trends in planning, placement, and retrieval strategies for today's devices.




Complex Aortoiliac Aneurysm Management

A case in which synchronous fenestrated stent grafting and iliac branch devices are used for exclusion of an aortoiliac aneurysm.

By Bibombe P. Mwipatayi, MMED (SURG), FCS (SA), FRACS; Shannon Thomas, BMEDSC HONS, MBBS (HONS); and Kylie Luca, MBBS


Improving Interventional Therapy for PE

Is the interventional community giving enough attention to acute pulmonary embolism?

By Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS


Obtaining Optimal Filter Placement

How imaging and technical skill ensure safe placement of an IVC filter.

By Mark W. Burket, MD

IVC Filters: Do Current Data Support the Indications?

The increasing use of IVC filters has increased scrutiny of the indications.

By John A. Kaufman, MD

Before You Place That Filter …

A guide to IVC filter placement and troubleshooting procedural challenges.

By Ulku Cenk Turba, MD; Saher S. Sabri, MD; Wael E.A. Saad, MD; Auh Whan Park, MD; John F. Angle, MD; and Alan H. Matsumoto, MD

When Temporary IVC Filters Become Permanent

With increasing utilization of temporary IVC filters comes a disturbing trend of dismal filter retrieval rates.

By Peter B. Brant-Zawadzki, MB, BCH; Mark R. Sarfati, MD; and Larry W. Kraiss, MD

Is Market Growth of Vena Cava Filters Justified?

A review of indications, use, and market analysis.

By Bob Smouse, MD, and Amardeep Johar, MD

A Complex Case of IVC Filter Removal

A case of a patient with a permanent filter removed using percutaneous interventional techniques.

By Anthony C. Venbrux, MD; Grant J. Yanagi, MD; and Brian S. Martell, MS IV



A preview of today’s new products

An Interview With David L. Dawson, MD

Dr. Dawson discusses the future of endovascular simulation, drug therapies for intermittent claudication, and his experience as Chief of the Medical Sciences Division at the NASA Johnson Space Center.


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