October 2013


In this Issue

Renal Challenges and Opportunities

Optimism abounds, but questions remain across the spectrum of therapy.


Chief Medical Editor's Page

Identifying Opportunity in Challenge

By Barry T. Katzen, MD

Cover Stories

Resistant Hypertension: Clinical Considerations and the Potential for Renal Denervation

The current landscape of major clinical trials and treatment.

By Vikas Kapil, MD, MRCP, PhD, and Melvin D. Lobo, MD, FRCP, PhD

Microanatomy of the Renal Sympathetic Nervous System

The anatomic substrate for renal denervation.

By Farrell O. Mendelsohn, MD

Nonresponders to Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension

What do we know at this time, and what questions remain to be answered?

By Sameer Gafoor, MD; Jennifer Franke, MD; Stefan Bertog, MD; and Horst Sievert, MD

Cautious Enthusiasm for Renal Denervation

Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FSVM, shares his thoughts on the potential for this procedure and the methodical path required to get there.

Lessons Learned in Trial Design and Patient Selection

With many questions yet to be answered in the clinical study of renal denervation, Martin W. Bergmann, MD, PhD, FESC, discusses how previous results have shaped his practice.

Assessing Renal Denervation Studies

Editor-in-Chief of the European Heart Journal and EnligHTNment Principal Investigator, Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, FRCP, FESC, discusses study challenges and current literature.

Managing Visceral Artery Aneurysms

Current endovascular techniques and technologies for treating this increasingly encountered presentation.

By Mikolaj Wojtaszek, MD, PhD

Ask the Experts

What challenging scenarios do you encounter when cannulating and subsequently stenting the renal arteries during fenestrated EVAR, and how do you overcome them?

With Edward Y. Woo, MD; Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS; Stéphan Haulon, MD, PhD; Gustavo S. Oderich, MD; and Timothy Resch, MD, PhD

Today's Practice: Robotics

Perspectives: Robotics in Practice

A discussion with experts who are exploring the utility and benefits of robotically assisted intervention in their practice.

With Barry T. Katzen, MD, FACC, FACR, FSIR, and Theodore L. Schreiber, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Covered Stents in Peripheral Vascular Aneurysms and Emergencies

Reviewing current covered stent selection and use through case study and discussion.

By Alberto Posabella, MD; Raffaele Rosso, MD, FACS, FRCS; Luca Giovannacci, MD; and Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD

Featured Technology

Sponsored by AccessClosure, Inc.

Mynx Vascular Closure Device Early Ambulation Study

The safety and benefits of 1-hour ambulation with the Mynx 5-F Vascular Closure Device.

By Vikranth R. Gongidi, DO; Ahsan Jafir, DO; and Vijay Verma, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Coding & Reimbursement

Appropriate Reporting of Diagnostic Angiography

Differentiating diagnostic angiography from imaging that is included with the work of vascular interventions.

By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



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An Interview With Robert Y. Rhee, MD

The Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn discusses the optimal tools and techniques for CLI and AAA management, as well the benefits of hybrid operating room technology.


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