April 2013


In this Issue

Embolization Decisions

From materials to referrals, a look at what's driving today's practice patterns.



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Decisions in Embolization

By Barry T. Katzen, MD

Cover Stories

Special Considerations for Embolization in Trauma Cases

Clinical indicators and arterial embolization techniques.

By Jason Salsamendi, MD; David Quintana, MD; Issam Kably, MD; and Govindarajan Narayanan, MD

The Time Is Now for Transradial Intervention

A technical guide describing the uses of this technique in interventional radiology and oncology procedures.

By Aaron M. Fischman, MD, and Rahul S. Patel, MD

Interventional Treatment Options for Vascular Malformations

Approaches, techniques, and sclerosing and embolic agents that can be used in low- and high-flow vascular malformations.

By Guilherme Dabus, MD, and James F. Benenati, MD

Referral Networking for Women’s Health Interventions

John H. Fischer II, MD, discusses why it’s important, what works, and what doesn’t.

Does Material Matter?

Particulate Embolics

The background, available options, and ideal applications of particulate embolics.

By Marcelo Guimaraes, MD; David Arrington, MD; Timothy MacFall, MD; Ricardo Yamada, MD; and Claudio Schönholz, MD

Absolute Ethanol

The history behind absolute ethanol as an intravascular embolic agent, its mechanism of action, and applications of its use.

By Wayne F. Yakes, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE

Endovenous Update

The Utility of Venous Imaging

Deciding which modalities to use for determining patient candidacy, procedural planning, course, and follow-up.

By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Superficial Venous Disease: Is There Room for Improvement?

Spurring the next wave of superficial venous disease therapies.

By Steve Elias, MD, FACS


The Single-Incision Technique for Treating SVC Syndrome

Utilizing endovascular venoplasty for central venous occlusion through a single infraclavicular incision to manage superior vena cava syndrome.

By Sean O’Neill, MD; Issam Kably, MD; and Govindarajan Narayanan, MD

Featured Technology

Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Ruby Detachable Coils

Case reports illustrating the utility of this novel technology.

By Claudio Schönholz, MD; James F. Benenati, MD; Frank Arko, MD; Corey Teigen, MD; and J David Moskovitz, MD

Coding & Reimbursement

Coding Changes for 2013

Several families of codes for endovascular/interventional procedures have changed as part of the AMA’s ongoing effort to bundle and reassess relative valuation of all CPT codes.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



An Interview With Frans L. Moll, MD, PhD

An expert vascular surgeon details his approaches to managing type II endoleaks and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and shares his thoughts on regulation, reimbursement, and the future of stem cell therapy for CLI.


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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.