November 2013


In this Issue


Increasing experience extends the role of TEVAR in aortic disease.



Guest Chief Medical Editors' Page

Advances in Treating Thoracic Aortic Dissection

By Matt M. Thompson, MD, FRCS, and Michael D. Dake, MD


Aortic Dissection in Patients With Connective Tissue Disorders

Techniques and considerations for the endovascular treatment of patients with genetically triggered aortic disease.

By James H. Black, III, MD, FACS

Insights on the DISSECT Classification System

Michael D. Dake, MD, describes the goals, details, and real-world applicability of a modern, mnemonic-based classification system for aortic dissection.

Analyzing the Impact of INSTEAD at 5 Years

Matt M. Thompson, MD, FRCS, discusses the long-term results of INSTEAD with Principal Investigator Christoph A. Nienaber, MD, and their influence on treatment protocols for aortic dissection.

Deciding Factors for Treating Complicated Aortic Dissection

Evaluating aortic dissection and knowing when and how to intervene.

By Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD, and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

Chronic Dissections: Are Endovascular Options Viable?

The success of TEVAR in the treatment of chronic dissection aneurysms depends on the extent of disease.

By Kevin Mani, MD, PhD, FEBVS; and Anders Wanhainen, MD, PhD

Endovascular Treatment of Type A Dissections

Barriers to therapy and considerations for access and approach.

By Nicola Mangialardi, MD; Eugenia Serrao, MD; Sonia Ronchey, MD, PhD; Holta Kasemi, MD; and Matteo Orrico, MD

Innovation in Regulation Applied to Descending Thoracic Aortic Endografts

FDA Regulatory Review Scientist Dorothy B. Abel discusses what led to the unique expanded approval of a thoracic endograft and a landmark postapproval study.

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New Options for EVAR in Women

Overcoming the anatomical variations of AAAs in women with a new ultra-low-profile endograft.

By Amit Jain, MBBS, MS; John A. Kern, MD; and Saher Sabri, MD


The Reorientation Technique for Crossing CTOs

Comparing reentry versus reorientation for difficult-to-cross chronic total occlusions.

By Haroon L. Chughtai, MD, FACC; James Torey, PA-C; Hiroshi Yamasaki, MD, FACC; and Thomas P. Davis, MD, FACC

Traumatic IVC Injury and Repair: The Endovascular Alternative

Although surgical management has been refined, more protective techniques are still needed for these challenging lesions.

By Gabriele Piffaretti, MD, PhD; Gianpaolo Carrafiello, MD; Filippo Piacentino, MD; and Patrizio Castelli, MD, FACS


New CPT Codes for 2014

Get ready for the changes effective January 1.

By Katharine Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



A preview of today's new products.

An Interview With Professor Thomas Zeller, MD

The Director of the Department of Angiology at Universitaets-Herzzentrum talks data on renal denervation, drug-eluting balloons, and other recent trials.


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