Volume 7 - Issue 1 - January 2010

Stefan C. Bertog, MD, Jakob Ledwoch, Nina Wunderlich, MD, Horst Sievert, MD

pg.E34 - E36 ________________________ To evaluate the current and future role of percutaneous aortic valve replacement, we need to ask three main questions: 1. What is the natural history of the disease and where did we stand after the… | Read More

Frank J. Criado
Editor-in-Chief

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Intervention; Union Memorial Hospital/MedStar Health,
Baltimore, Maryland
frank.criado@medstar.net

pg. A1 ______________________ At the dawn of a new decade, it is with pleasure and a sense of excitement that I write the first Corner editorial of 2010 to introduce a new format for Vascular Disease Management as it becomes an online-only… | Read More

Itsik Ben-Dor, MD, Ron Waksman, MD, Lowell F. Satler, MD, Augusto D. Pichard, MD

pg. E1 - E9 ______________________ Abstract The development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation may become the primary therapy for high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The Edwards Sapien valve (Edwards Lifesciences… | Read More

Ulrich Gerckens, MD, George Latsios, MD, Eberhard Grube, MD

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Clinical Experience with the Self-expanding Medtronic CoreValve Prosthesis Implantation through a Trans-subclavian Approach pg. E10 - E14 ____________________ Abstract Calcified degenerative aortic… | Read More

Aimee N. di Marco, MD*§, Celia V. Riga, MD*§, Mohamad Hamady, MD£,
Nicholas J. W. Cheshire, MD*§, Colin D. Bicknell, MD*§

pg. E15 - E19 _________________________ Introduction Endovascular treatment of arterial disease has been a revolution for clinicians and patients alike, allowing treatment of aortic and peripheral pathologies percutaneously or through small… | Read More

Muhammad Raza, MD*, Bilal Ayub, MD§, Firas Alani, MD£, Mrinalini Meesala, MD*,
Daniel Gzesh, MD*, Sheldon Goldberg, MD*, Daniel J. McCormick, DO*

pg. E20 - E26 _________________________ Introduction Each year about 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, accounting for 17% of cardiovascular deaths.1 Approximately 80% of strokes are caused by focal cerebral ischemia and the… | Read More

Mallik Thatipelli, MD, RVT, FSVM, FACPh, FACC and Sanjay Misra, MD*

pg. E27 - E30 __________________________ Introduction and Epidemiology Isolated atherosclerotic involvement of the common femoral artery (CFA) and its bifurcation are rare and reports consisting large patient series are unavailable. The CFA is… | Read More

Bryan Cogar, MD and Mazan Abu-Fadel, MD, FACC

pg. E31 - E33 _______________________ Abstract Arterial occlusion from the use of suture-mediated closure devices following a percutaneous procedure is a very rare but clinically significant complication for which surgical intervention is… | Read More