August 2010


In this Issue

Cerebral Intervention

A look at the skills and devices needed for treating ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral aneurysms, and neurovascular occlusions.



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Two Years of Extravascular Closure With the Mynx® Vascular Closure Device

The Baptist Memorial Hospital experience revisited.

By David Wolford, MD, FACC


Recanalization of an Occluded Celiac Artery

PTFE-covered stenting in the mesenteric arteries after previous failed endovascular and open mesenteric revascularizations.

By Larry Horesh, MD


Percutaneous Endovascular Repair of a Distal SFA Aneurysm

This technique offers a relatively simple solution to a rare clinical presentation.

By Sotero E. Peralta, MD; Julio Calderin, MD; and Toufic K. Safa, MD, FACS


Techniques for Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment

Current research aims to expand the tools available for endovascular treatment of this challenging disease.

By Kyle M. Fargen, MD, MPH; Brian L. Hoh, MD; and J Mocco, MD, MS

Lytics, Devices, and Advanced Imaging

The evolving art and science of acute stroke intervention.

By Marilyn M. Rymer, MD

The Five Best Ways to Improve a Stroke Center

Stroke centers should strive for strong communication, a well-organized team, high-quality imaging, clear processes and protocols, and a well-built hospital network within the community.

By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD, and Holly C. Bowser, MBA

Intracranial Stents in SAH Cases

Intracranial stent placement is a sophisticated but challenging treatment option for subarachnoid hemorrhage as a result of aneurysm rupture.

By Demetrius Lopes, MD; Erwin Mangubat, MD; Kiffon Keigher, APN; and Charlie Cogan

Balloon-Assisted Coiling in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Cases

Balloon remodeling with a newer, more compliant balloon may increase the safety and feasibility of treating ruptured aneurysms endovascularly.

By Kvilcim Yavuz, MD, and Saruhan Çekirge, MD

Future Role of the Endovascular Stroke Therapist

Examining the skills and knowledge of the endovascular therapist for managing acute stroke.

By Lee R. Guterman, PhD, MD



A preview of today’s new products

An Interview With John H. Rundback, MD

Reflections on TACIT, what’s next for CREST, and a close look at the field of interventional radiology.


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