September 2013


In this Issue

The State of CAS

A look at historic CAS milestones with an eye toward the future.



Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

The State of CAS

By William A. Gray, MD, and Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB, FRCP, FRCR, PhD


Regulation of Carotid Artery Stents and Embolic Protection Devices in the United States

A history of, and perspectives on, FDA regulation of carotid stents and associated embolic protection devices over the years.

By Sadaf A. Toor, MS; Kenneth J. Cavanaugh Jr, PhD; and Lisa M. Lim, PhD

Carotid Artery Disease Coverage Policy in the United States

A history of CMS decisions for angioplasty and carotid artery stenting coverage.

By Antoinette L. Sheen, MBA

The Effect of Limited CMS Coverage and Patient Access on CAS Outcomes and Device Development

National coverage decisions can play a critical role in creating the environment in which these improvements take place.

By Patrick Verta, MS Stat, MD

A World Without CAS PMS Studies

What will the CAS landscape look like without postmarket surveillance studies, and what will it mean for our patients?

By Herbert D. Aronow, MD, MPH

CREST-2: Guiding Treatments for Asymptomatic Carotid Disease

Examining stenting and endarterectomy in the context of intensive medical management.

By Brajesh K. Lal, MD; James F. Meschia, MD; and Thomas G. Brott, MD

An Overview of the ROADSTER Trial

Evaluation of transcarotid CAS with dynamic flow reversal.

By Christopher J. Kwolek, MD, and Richard M. Ruedy

Research Considerations in a Vacuum of CAS Access

What are the implications of future study in an environment with otherwise limited access to carotid stenting?

By William A. Gray, MD


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Bringing PEVAR Into Mainstream Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Critical factors for success: the importance of device attributes and physician experience.

By Nikhal Kansal, MD, FACS, and Zvonimir Krajcer, MD, FACC


Perspectives: PEVAR in Practice

Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, FACS, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS, share their insights on the learning curve, benefits, and considerations involved in choosing a percutaneous approach to EVAR.

By Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, FACS, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD, FACS


Endovascular Treatment of Iliocaval DVT

A new therapeutic approach using an aspiration cannula and circuit.

By Ripal T. Gandhi, MD; David Quintana, MD; Melanie Schernthaner, MD; Constantino Peña, MD; Andrew Hall, MD; Niberto Moreno, MD; James F. Benenati, MD; and Barry T. Katzen, MD


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An Interview With Robert M. Bersin, MD

The esteemed interventional cardiologist discusses the future of carotid stenting, the uptake of percutaneous EVAR, and treating the complete patient.


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