Volume 4 - Issue 4 - July/August 2007

Carotid Artery Stenting — Do EPDs Level the Playing Field?

1Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, 1Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD, 2Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has variably fallen in and out of favor. Some have argued that CAS should be reserved for those patients who are at highest risk, not only for endartectomy (CEA), but if only treated medically. Unfortunately, none of the current trials or registries has been adequately designed to allow for equal comparison between the three treatment strategies — surgery, stenting, and medical therapy. continue reading
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Stent-Graft Placement in Popliteal Artery Aneurysms: Midterm Results

Reza Ghotbi, MD, Agamemnon Sotiriou, MD, Sylvia Schönhofer, MD, Dimitrios Zikos, MD,
Kerstin Schips, MD, Wolfgang Westermeier, MD

The popliteal artery aneurysm is the most common peripheral aneurysm, accounting for 70–80%. It is found mainly in male patients,10-12 with 50% of all cases being bilateral.13 The pathogenesis is often atherosclerotic, however, generalized dilatation and elongation of other arteries, such as the abdominal aorta, suggest a systemic abnormality.14 Mechanical stresses like hypertension, which is present in many patients15,16 and the fixation of the vessel at the adductor hiatus can contribute to aneurysm formation in the popliteal artery. continue reading
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A Single-Center Experience with Simultaneous IVC Filter Placement during Gastric Bypass

Jeffrey Indes, MD, Jeffrey Wang, MD, Frank Veith, MD, Evan Deutsch, MD, Larry Scher, MD

Introduction   continue reading
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Percutaneous Revascularization of Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusion — Which Patients, Why, and How?

1Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD and 2Robert S. Dieter, MD

Recanalization of peripheral arterial total occlusion in lower extremities plays a pivotal role to improve claudication symptoms and limb salvage. Coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization has recently gathered controversy with the publication of the occluded artery trial (OAT). However, in peripheral vasculature, specifically in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), occlusion predominates stenosis. continue reading
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The GlideWire Supremacy: 20 Years and Counting

Frank J. Criado

The idea for this editorial emerged in my mind while reviewing the article “A Comparison of Interventional Guidewires in a Canine Model” by Huang et al. The authors set out to test three different wires in the setting of an in vivo experiment. They used some of the most common maneuvers interventionists perform with guidewires in the course of endovascular procedures. Not surprisingly, the study showed the superiority of the GlideWire. I thought it was reassuring — at least to me! continue reading
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Is Carotid Stenting of Complicated Plaques Safe?

Gianluca Faggioli, MD, Monica Ferri, MD, Mauro Gargiulo, MD, Antonio Freyrie, MD,
Francesca Fratesi, MD, 1Lamberto Manzoli, MD, MPH, 2Cristina Rossi, MD, Andrea Stella, MD

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Volume 4 - Issue 4 - July/August 2007

Carotid Artery Stenting — Do EPDs Level the Playing Field?

1Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, 1Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD, 2Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has variably fallen in and out of favor. Some have argued that CAS should be reserved for those patients who are at highest risk, not only for endartectomy (CEA), but if only treated medically. Unfortunately, none of the current trials or registries has been adequately designed to allow for equal comparison between the three treatment strategies — surgery, stenting, and medical therapy. continue reading
Key words:

Stent-Graft Placement in Popliteal Artery Aneurysms: Midterm Results

Reza Ghotbi, MD, Agamemnon Sotiriou, MD, Sylvia Schönhofer, MD, Dimitrios Zikos, MD,
Kerstin Schips, MD, Wolfgang Westermeier, MD

The popliteal artery aneurysm is the most common peripheral aneurysm, accounting for 70–80%. It is found mainly in male patients,10-12 with 50% of all cases being bilateral.13 The pathogenesis is often atherosclerotic, however, generalized dilatation and elongation of other arteries, such as the abdominal aorta, suggest a systemic abnormality.14 Mechanical stresses like hypertension, which is present in many patients15,16 and the fixation of the vessel at the adductor hiatus can contribute to aneurysm formation in the popliteal artery. continue reading
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A Single-Center Experience with Simultaneous IVC Filter Placement during Gastric Bypass

Jeffrey Indes, MD, Jeffrey Wang, MD, Frank Veith, MD, Evan Deutsch, MD, Larry Scher, MD

Introduction   continue reading
Key words:

Percutaneous Revascularization of Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusion — Which Patients, Why, and How?

1Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD and 2Robert S. Dieter, MD

Recanalization of peripheral arterial total occlusion in lower extremities plays a pivotal role to improve claudication symptoms and limb salvage. Coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization has recently gathered controversy with the publication of the occluded artery trial (OAT). However, in peripheral vasculature, specifically in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), occlusion predominates stenosis. continue reading
Key words:

The GlideWire Supremacy: 20 Years and Counting

Frank J. Criado

The idea for this editorial emerged in my mind while reviewing the article “A Comparison of Interventional Guidewires in a Canine Model” by Huang et al. The authors set out to test three different wires in the setting of an in vivo experiment. They used some of the most common maneuvers interventionists perform with guidewires in the course of endovascular procedures. Not surprisingly, the study showed the superiority of the GlideWire. I thought it was reassuring — at least to me! continue reading
Key words:

Is Carotid Stenting of Complicated Plaques Safe?

Gianluca Faggioli, MD, Monica Ferri, MD, Mauro Gargiulo, MD, Antonio Freyrie, MD,
Francesca Fratesi, MD, 1Lamberto Manzoli, MD, MPH, 2Cristina Rossi, MD, Andrea Stella, MD

Introduction continue reading
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