February 2011


In this Issue

Venous Thromboembolism

Experts share insights into the state of patient care for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.




Catheter-Based Therapies for DVT

The current state of endovascular technology for treating deep vein thrombosis and the improvements that are still needed.

By Mahmood K. Razavi, MD

Venous Outflow Obstruction

Managing intervention after iliofemoral thrombolysis.

By Antonios P. Gasparis, MD, RVT, FACS, and Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, DIC, RVT

The Placement and Retrieval of IVC Filters

James F. Benenati, MD, provides his insight on the SIR guidelines regarding IVC filter use and reminds us that patient follow-up and appropriate retrieval are tantamount to success.

Improving DVT Patient Care

Michael R. Jaff, DO, discusses the state of deep vein thrombosis care and the obstacles that need to be overcome in order to enhance this area of treatment.

Improving the CHEST Guidelines for VTE Care

Suresh Vedantham, MD, shares his perspective on how the current CHEST guidelines serve the endovascular community and how they might be improved in the next edition.

Endovascular Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Tod C. Engelhardt, MD, discusses the rationale and potential for treating acute massive and submassive pulmonary embolism using ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis. Clinical trials are underway to evaluate the device in this setting.


Overcoming Difficult Vascular Access in EVAR

Low-profile devices may increase the applicability of EVAR to patients with challenging vascular anatomy.

By Brant W. Ullery, MD, and Edward Y. Woo, MD

Double-Wire Technique for Giant Cerebral Aneurysms

Distal artery navigation for stenting giant cerebral aneurysms, aided by the double-wire technique.

By Demetrius K. Lopes, MD, and Andrew K. Johnson, MD, MS



A preview of today’s new products.

An Interview With Enrico Ascher, MD

The current president of the ISVS discusses the society’s goals, his research interests, and improving results for the academic surgical community.


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Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field. Our Editorial Advisory Board is composed of the top endovascular specialists, including interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, and vascular medicine practitioners, and our publication is read by an audience of more than 22,000 members of the endovascular community.