April 2010


In this Issue

Improving Embolization Capabilities

Updates on a variety of techniques involving the lastest advances in therapy.


CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE: Applying Embolization

By Jafar Golzarian, MD, Guest Chief Medical Editor


Renal Vein Stenting for Nutcracker Syndrome

A potentially less-invasive treatment for a rare but debilitating condition.

By James L. Guzzo, MD, and Heitham T. Hassoun, MD, FACS

Managing Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Metastatic Choriocarcinoma

A case in which a custom-made graft is used to successfully treat an unusual aortic defect.

By Bibombe P. Mwipatayi, MMED (SURG), FCS (SA), CERT VASC SURG (SA), FRACS; Shannon Thomas, BMEDSC (HONS), MBBS (HONS); Sarah Norton, MBBS; and Vikram Vijayan, MBCHB, MRCS, FRCS


Acute Nonvariceal Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

CT angiography and cone-beam CT in the diagnosis and treatment of GIH.

By Emiel J. Sturm, MD, and Luc Defreyne, MD, PHD

Drug-Eluting Beads Versus Conventional TACE

Where do we stand in the transcatheter treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma?

By Riccardo Lencioni, MD

UFE: State of the Evidence

A look at what the literature says about uterine fibroid embolization as an alternative treatment to surgery.

By Jafar Golzarian, MD

The Use of Glue in Peripheral Applications

A technical review of NBCA.

By Mahmood Razavi, MD

Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration of Gastric Varices

A review of the anatomy, technique, and outcomes.

By Saher S. Sabri, MD; Ulke C. Turba, MD; Wael E. A. Saad, MD; Auh Whan Park, MD; and John F. Angle, MD

CO2 Angiography in Interventional Oncology

CO2 angiography not only helps prevent undesired complications, but it can also assist in the performance of interventional oncologic procedures.

By James Caridi, MD, FSIR; Jeffery D. Vogel, MD; Darren Postoak, MD; Scott Peterson, MD; Brian S. Geller, MD; Irvin Hawkins, MD; and Sean Wiley, RPA


Sponsored by CeloNova BioSciences

Physicians Find Success in New Techniques With Embozene™ Microspheres

Combined procedures reduce length of hospital stay


A Cardiologist in Congress?

Interventional cardiologist Chris Cates, MD, discusses his bold decision to run for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.



An Interview With Lawrence A. Garcia, MD

With many treatment choices available for SFA disease, Dr. Garcia shares how he determines which therapy is right for each patient, as well as his current research endeavors.


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