November 2015


In this Issue


2016 and Beyond




TEVAR: Advances and Remaining Questions

By Edward Y. Woo, MD, and Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS, Guest Chief Medical Editors


Upcoming Technology for Aortic Arch Aneurysms

Devices on the horizon that will allow near-total endovascular techniques to become a reality.

By Cherrie Z. Abraham, MD, and Victor M. Rodriguez, MD

A Review of New Thoracic Devices

A discussion of new stent graft designs for pathology of the thoracic aorta.

By Matthew P. Sweet, MD, and Benjamin W. Starnes, MD

Is TEVAR Safe Enough?

Weighing the risk of rupture and the benefits of treating thoracic aortic aneurysms < 6 cm.

By Benjamin O. Patterson, PhD, MRCS, and Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD, FRCS

Endovascular Options in the Descending Thoracic Aorta in CTDs

A review of the data on thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with connective tissue disorders.

By Prof. Michael Jacobs, MD, PhD; Dr. Barend Mees, MD, PhD; and Prof. Geert Willem Schurink, MD, PhD

Aneurysmal Complications of Coarctation

Is endovascular therapy now the gold standard for repair?

By Colin D. Bicknell, MD, FRCS, and Mohamad Hamady, MBChBm, FRCR

Optimal Imaging for Aortic Dissection

Choosing the best imaging modality to assess aortic dissection based on each patient’s unique clinical factors.

By Young-Wook Kim, MD; Yang-Jin Park, MD; and Duk-Kyung Kim, MD

Uncomplicated Subacute Type B Dissections

Defining a protocol for timing and extent of intervention.

By Zhu Ting, MD, PhD, and Weiguo Fu, MD, PhD

Ask the Experts: Is Coverage of the Celiac Artery Without Revascularization Acceptable?

With Edward Y. Woo, MD; Manish Mehta, MD, MPH; and Jason T. Lee, MD

Ask the Experts: PAU: When Do You Intervene?

With Peter R. Nelson, MD; Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS; and Tilo Kölbel, MD, PhD


Sponsored by Medtronic

Endurant IIs Advances the Legacy of the Endurant Project

A promising off-the-shelf option for endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

By Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS


BEST-CLI Trial Update at 1 Year of Enrollment

Principal Investigators Alik Farber, MD; Matthew T. Menard, MD; and Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, discuss the trial’s progress and recent protocol modifications.


Management of Subclavian Vein Thrombosis With Mechanical Thrombectomy

A case description of a young athlete treated with mechanical thrombectomy and low-dose thrombolytics in a single session.

By Frank R. Arko III, MD; A. Carson Milner, BS; and Hector O. Crespo Soto, MD


Sponsored by TriVascular, Inc.

Improving Procedural Predictability in EVAR

New TriVascular Ovation iX™ Delivery System adds integrated sheath and an additional option for gate cannulation.

By Steve Henao, MD, FACS, FACC


Sponsored by JOTEC GmbH

Iliac Side Branches for the Treatment of Iliac and Aortoiliac Aneurysms

Iliac branch devices should be the standard of care in degenerated common iliac arteries > 18 mm.

By Afshin Assadian, MD


Coding Changes for 2016

A review of changes in CPT coding for interventional procedures effective January 2016.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR

ESVS Physician-Industry Panel Explores Trends in Vascular Care and Symposia

Highlights from a candid discussion held at the 2015 ESVS meeting in Porto, Portugal.


An Interview With Prof. Anna-Maria Belli, MBBS, FRCR, EBIR

The Past President of CIRSE shares her expert insights on UAE, traumatic hemorrhage, and the most important role of interventional radiology societies.


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