In this Issue
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Edward Y. Woo, MD; and Ian M. Loftus, MD, FRCS
Assessing the pathophysiology and endovascular treatments for complicated type B aortic dissection with malperfusion or rupture.
By Grace J. Wang, MD, MSCE, FACS
New and emerging techniques in coarctation of the thoracic aorta.
By Andrew W. Shaffer, MD; Rochus Voeller, MD; and Amy B. Reed, MD, FACS
An overview of the etiology of suboptimal necks and the techniques and technologies that aim to maximize seal.
By Misaki M. Kiguchi, MD; and Edward Y. Woo, MD
The best strategies for thrombosing the false lumen, how to execute various techniques, and intervention timing.
By Konstantinos Spanos, MD, MSc, PhD; Fiona Rohlffs, MD; Nikolaos Tsilimparis, MD, PhD; and Tilo Kölbel, MD, PhD
Experts discuss considerations for oversizing seal zones such as aortic pathology, distal and proximal landing zone diameters, and the use of tapered devices.
With Melissa L. Kirkwood, MD, FACS; Santi Trimarchi, MD, PhD; and Brant W. Ullery, MD, FACS
Initial experience with arch branch device technology and considerations for optimizing operator technique and future iterations of these devices.
By Stéphan Haulon, MD, PhD; Jarin Kratzberg, PhD; Julien Guihaire, MD, PhD; and Dominique Fabre, MD, PhD
Hybrid repair of type A aortic dissection is a versatile approach that facilitates reconstruction at the level of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.
By Roland Assi, MD, MMS; Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD, MS; and Wilson Y. Szeto, MD
Lessons from the PERICLES study and considerations on potential utility.
By Konstantinos P. Donas, MD; and Gergana T. Taneva, MD
Identifying factors, unique risks, and therapeutic options for Marfan syndrome and other connective tissue disorders.
By Germano Melissano, MD
A review of presentation and diagnosis, medical and surgical management and explantation, and outcomes after explantation.
By Oliver Lyons, PhD, MRCS; Morad Sallam, MSc, MD, FRCS; Rachel Bell, MS, FRCS; and Bijan Modarai, PhD, FRCS
Experts share their strategies for first-line treatment in these very challenging and often morbid presentations.
With Ali Azizzadeh, MD, FACS; Timur P. Sarac, MD; Venita Chandra, MD; and Raghuveer Vallabhaneni, MD, FACS
A discussion of available technology for transradial access in patients with aortoiliac and infrainguinal disease, current limitations, and opportunities for the future.
By Young Joon (Fred) Kwon, MSE; Raghuram Posham, MD, MPA; Rahul S. Patel, MD, FSIR; and Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE
Tips for patient and equipment positioning to allow safe, successful, and efficient TRA-based interventions.
By Ricardo Yamada, MD; and Marcelo Guimaraes, MD, FSIR
A stepwise approach to utilizing transradial access for iliac and femoropopliteal interventions.
By Andrew M. T. L. Choong, MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg), FEBVS (Hons), MFSTEd, FAMS (Gen Surg); Ian J. Y. Wee; Nicholas L. Syn; and Stanley E. K. Loh, MBChB, MRCS, FRCR
Understanding the limitations of radial access is key to optimal application.
By Hema Krishna, MD; and Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH
Christoph A. Binkert, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR, discusses the potential of a radial approach to lower extremity interventions, as well as the available data and the level of evidence required to further expand this technique.
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic
Mimicking an interrupted anastomosis via an endovascular approach.
By Ross Milner, MD, FACS
Dr. Antonious Attallah and Dr. Herman Kado report on recent FlowTriever and ClotTriever PE and DVT cases, and extracted clot images are presented from recent procedures performed across the United States.
With Antonious Attallah, MD, FACC, FSCAI; and Herman Kado, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
European Featured TechnologySponsored by JOTEC GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of CryoLife, Inc.
Case reports and discussion on custom-made endovascular solutions.
By Jan-Peter Goltz, MD, PhD, EBIR; and Said Abisi, MD, MS, FRCS
MEDICAL AFFAIRS CORNERSponsored by Medtronic
By Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD
Prof. Davies shares his thoughts on how the recent EVRA trial results will impact patient care and provides a look into how national guidelines are created.