November 2010


In this Issue

Thoracic Catastrophes

Reports on the benefits and pitfalls of endovascular options for challenging thoracic aortic pathologies.




Acute Aortic Syndromes

The spectrum of penetrating aortic ulcers, intramural hematomas, and dissections.

By Frederico B. Goncalves, MD; Carter B. Freiburg, MD; Roderik Metz, MD, PhD; Johanna M. Hendriks, MD; Ellen V. Rouwet, MD, PhD; Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD; Don Poldermans, MD, PhD; and Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD

Effects of Hypovolemia on Aortic Dimensions

Implications for endovascular repair of thoracic aortic rupture.

By Frederik H.W. Jonker, MD; Felix J.V. Schlosser, MD, PhD; Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD; Hence J.M. Verhagen, MD, PhD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD

Trends in Emergency Aortic Imaging

Determining optimal imaging techniques for each patient.

By Perry Choi, MD, and Hamid Mojiban, MD

Acute TEVAR and the Additional Value of Intravascular Ultrasound

IVUS can provide critical information when other imaging has proven inconclusive or is unavailable.

By Jasper W. Van Keulen, MD; John Aruny, MD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD

Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Descending Thoracic Aneurysms

Recent literature supports a TEVAR-first approach for this rare, life-threatening condition.

By Jasper W. Van Keulen, MD; Frederik H.W. Jonker, MD; Jeffrey Indes, MD; and Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD

Thoracic Endograft Explant Images

A rare look at stent healing 2 years after thoracic stent graft implantation.

By Rodney A. White, MD; George Kopchock, BS; Carlos E. Donayre, MD; Irwin Walot, MD; and Joe Chauvapun, MD

SVS Guidelines on TEVAR for Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury

W. Anthony Lee, MD, FACS, shares insights into the Society for Vascular Surgery’s recent issuance of guidelines for this emergent application.


Advancing Leg Therapies

By Richard Pin, MD, and Nelson L. Bernardo, MD


Endovascular Management of an Embolizing Innominate Artery Stenosis

Evaluation of distal protection devices and covered stents.

By Larry Horesh, MD


Endovascular Exclusion of Carotid Stump Syndrome

How endovascular intervention can be a viable option for treating this rare condition.

By Kate Rooney, BS; Thomas S. Maldondo, MD; and Firas F. Mussa, MD



An Interview with Mahmood Razavi, MD

A discussion on current DVT therapies and how to achieve optimal outcomes for each patient.


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