February 2012


In this Issue

The Renal Renaissance

Will advances in renal denervation and stenting trials bring renewed clinical interest?



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

By Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FSVM, Guest Chief Medical Editor


Evaluating Renal Denervation

A summary of ongoing and planned studies, as well as potential collateral benefits.

By Jacek Kadziela, MD, PhD; Andrzej Januszewicz, MD, PhD, FESC; and Adam Witkowski, MD, PhD, FESC

Renal Artery Denervation:
A Brave New Frontier

Emerging therapies for treating patients with severe, treatment-resistant hypertension.
Compiled by Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FSVM

The Renal Stenting Downturn

Why are we stenting less?

By George V. Moukarbel, MD, and Mark W. Burket, MD

Life After ASTRAL

Strengths and limitations of renal artery stenting trials and a look at what’s next in this arena.

By Beau M. Hawkins, MD, and Michael R. Jaff, DO

Objective Performance Goals for Renal Artery Stenting Trials

Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD, discusses what led to the creation of OPG for renal stenting and how these goals can be applied to new research endeavors.

The Importance of Appropriate Renal Artery Stenting

Considerations for diagnosis and treatment of patients with renal artery stenosis.

By Massoud A. Leesar, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Renal Artery Fibromuscular Dysplasia Update

Diagnosis and management of this serious but underdiagnosed disease.

By Joe F. Lau, MD, PhD; Robert A. Lookstein, MD; and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO

Treating Mesenteric Ischemia

An overview of the many complicated facets involved in treating this presentation.

By Gregory Mishkel, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI

One Question …

What is your threshold for treating visceral aneurysms versus watchful waiting?
With Mark D. Morasch, MD, FACS, RPVI; Christopher D. Owens, MD; Nael Saad, MD; and Sanjeeva P. Kalva, MD


Recurrent SVC Syndrome Treatment

Endovascular intervention for venous occlusive disease in a patient with cystic fibrosis.

By Mike Malinowski, MD, and Ross Milner, MD


The TAPE Method

A novel intravascular ultrasound scoring system for peripheral CTO lesions.

By Andrzej Boguszewski, MD; Michael Tucciarone, MD; James Torey, PA-C; and Thomas Davis, MD



An Interview With Anthony J. Comerota, MD

Dr. Comerota discusses protocol for DVT and PE treatment, as well as opportunities for attendees of the first ISVS meeting this March.


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