April 2014


In this Issue

Deliver Results

Advances in Embolization Technology, Applications, and Clinical Study



Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Embolization: Delivering Results

By Jafar Golzarian, MD


Trends in Embolization Technologies and Applications

Jafar Golzarian, MD, encapsulates the current state of embolization agents and a glimpse of what’s to come.

A Practical Approach to Embolotherapy Access and Techniques

Considerations for tool selection in different scenarios.

By Parag J. Patel, MD, and Quinton S. Kelly, MD

Y-90 Radioembolization for Colorectal Liver Metastases

Intra-arterial treatment options based on current data.

By Siobhan Flanagan, MD; Donna D’Souza, MD; and Jafar Golzarian, MD

Endovascular Management of Refractory Type I Endoleaks

Tools and techniques to allow tailored endoleak resolution and ultimately decrease aneurysm rupture rates.

By John Moriarty, MD, and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR, FSVM

The EmboCoh Visceral Aneurysm Registry

A preview of this postmarket registry that aims to provide worldwide data on embolization.

By Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD, and Gert Andersen, BSE

Gastric Embolization to Treat Obesity

The rationale behind this therapeutic option for obese patients.

By Michael Wolf, MD; Susie Park, MD; and Gary Siskin, MD, FSIR


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Clinical Techniques Utilizing the Ruby® Embolization Coil

Experts share clinical experiences demonstrating the unique qualities of this system.

With Jafar Golzarian, MD; Parag J. Patel, MD; and Robert Beasley, MD
Sponsored by St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Advancing the Standard of Care in Peripheral Embolization

Benefits, clinical applications, and case presentations of the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4.

By Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM, and David Quintana, MD


SYMPLICITY HTN-3: Perspectives on How These Data Will Shape Future Application and Study of Renal Denervation

Ajay J. Kirtane, MD; Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD; and Prof. Darrel Francis discuss key data from the trial and its potential effect on patient care and the evaluation of interventional therapies for treatment-resistant hypertension.


New Embolization Codes for 2014

Clinical scenarios that show how to use the revised codes for various procedures.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR


Who Just Got Paid?

A fictional account representing physicians’ common concerns and how to communicate with your industry contacts to ensure reported payments are properly perceived by the public.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd


Beginning the Patent Process

The second step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can protect your invention.

By Gerard von Hoffmann, JD, and Bryan Wahl, MD, JD



A preview of today's new products.

An Interview With Arthur C. Lee, MD

The interventional cardiologist shares his insights on below-the-knee interventions and the future of renal denervation and drug-coated balloon technologies.


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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.