January 2019


In this Issue

Pearls & Pitfalls in Vascular Intervention

Experience-based insights for technical success and avoiding complications



Guest Chief Medical Editor's Page

Exploring Vascular Pearls and Pitfalls

By Bruce H. Gray, DO, FSCAI, MSVM


Managing and Maintaining Quality Stroke Care in a Rising Tide of Enthusiasm

Pearls and pitfalls of patient selection, limitations, and challenges of incorporating mechanical thrombectomy into the routine health care workflow.

By Matthew J. McPheeters, MD, MBA; Kunal Vakharia, MD; Stephan A. Munich, MD; Jason M. Davies, MD, PhD; Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD, PhD; Kenneth V. Snyder, MD, PhD; and Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA

Differential Diagnosis of Aortic Pathologies

Practical advice from initial presentation through long-term management of acute aortic syndrome and symptomatic aneurysms.

By Graeme E. McFarland, MD; and Adam W. Beck, MD, FACS

Identifying and Managing Type III Endoleak After EVAR

Tips for optimal imaging protocols and endovascular treatment techniques to detect and repair type IIIa and IIIb endoleaks.

By Anna Prent, MD, FEBVS; and Tara M. Mastracci, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCS

Iliac Intervention and Management of the Challenging Bifurcation and Distal EIA

An overview of proper stent selection and technique for treating aortoiliac occlusive disease.

By Jean Bismuth, MD

SFA Disease: Deciding What to Leave Behind

Evaluating the value of drug delivery and the role of permanent implants in treating superficial femoral artery disease.

By Mark W. Burket, MD

CLI: When Is Enough, Enough?

Decisions regarding revascularization options for CLI to optimize wound perfusion and allow rapid wound healing and limb salvage.

By Ahmad Younes, MD; and Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD

Carotid Endarterectomy: The Eversion Technique

A look at the eversion approach to CEA, including technical tips, available data, and how to decide when this might be the best option.

By Timothy M. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FSVS, FSVM, FACC

The Anesthesiologist’s Perspective: Optimizing Anesthesia and Sedation

A review of the patient factors, techniques, and current recommendations in the literature for anesthesia selection based on the individual patient.

By Russell P. Woda, DO

DVT: Access Decisions for Interventions

Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of venous access options is crucial for safe and successful DVT intervention.

By John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR, FAHA, FCIRSE, EBIR

Identifying the Right Diagnosis at the Right Time

An interactive case study intended to emphasize the basics of medical diagnosis.

By Bruce H. Gray, DO, FSCAI, MSVM


Sponsored by Medtronic

The Valiant Navion™ Thoracic Stent Graft System: Created to Tackle Challenging Scenarios

An overview of the enhanced features of this next-generation thoracic stent graft system and an illustrative case report demonstrating its utility in practice.

By Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD
Sponsored by Ra Medical Systems, Inc.

Treatment of a Long, Heavily Calcified Left SFA Lesion With Single-Vessel Runoff Via an Ipsilateral Antegrade Approach

By Athar Ansari, MD, DTM&H, MRCP, FACC


Sponsored by Medtronic

Long Balloons in Practice: Improving Our Treatment Options

By Samuel N. Steerman, MD, FACS, RPVI


Vascular Coding Updates for 2019

Changes to the interventional CPT codes for 2019 and how they will affect your practice.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR


An Interview With Kathleen Gibson, MD

Dr. Gibson provides updates on the efforts of the International Pelvic Venous Work Group, the SeCure and CREST-2 trials, and more.


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