Volume 3 - Issue 1 - Jan/Feb 2006

Frank J. Criado, Editor-in-Chief

Last year was eventful in the vascular and endovascular world. Regulatory approval (in the United States) of carotid stenting and thoracic aortic endografting was — clearly — among the most salient developments. Their likely enormous impact is only… | Read More

Ron Waksman, MD, Pramod K. Kuchulakanti, MD, John R. Laird, MD, Robert S. Dieter, MD, Rebecca Torguson, BS, Roswitha Wolfram, MD, •Rosanna Chan, PhD, •R. Larry White, MD, Donna Whitman, MS

Introduction Percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) followed by subsequent stent implantation is an efficient treatment of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis and has been shown to be associated with improvement in renal function,… | Read More

Nicolas W. Shammas, MS, MD

Stenting of the renal artery is now the procedure of choice in treating obstructive atherosclerotic renal artery disease. Unfortunately, restenosis remains the Achilles’ tendon of this percutaneous therapy, and ranges from 15–25%.1 Several… | Read More

David E. Allie, MD, Chris J. Hebert, RT, RCIS, Mitchell D. Lirtzman, MD, Charles H. Wyatt, MD, V. Antoine Keller, MD, Krishnamoorthy Vivekananthan, MD, Sonja E. Allie, MBA, Elena V. Mitran, MD, PhD, Adam A. Allie, MD, Michael W. McElderry, MD, Esmond A. Barker, MD, Craig M. Walker, MD

Introduction Critical limb ischemia (CLI) remains poorly characterized in the clinical literature. Therefore, information, knowledge and awareness surrounding the clinical impact of CLI remains obscure. Sparse data exists on the true prevalence of… | Read More

Roberto Rivolta, MD, Claudio Bazzi, MD, Paola Stradiotti, MD

Introduction The natural history of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is characterized by progression, causing hypertension and chronic renal failure (RF). Up to 21% of patients with renal stenosis reducing luminal diameter by more than 60%… | Read More

Peter L. Faries, MD, Susan M. Trocciola, MD, Brian De Rubertis, MD, Rabih A. Chaer, MD,
Stephanie C. Lin, MD, K. Craig Kent, MD

Introduction In medically high-risk patients, carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is increasingly being performed as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Hemodynamic instability following… | Read More

Majed Chane, MD, Samuel M. Butman, MD, Richard Heuser, MD

Introduction Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is more prevalent in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS) than in individuals with a stroke of known cause, suggesting that “paradoxical embolus” (i.e., the migration of a venous thrombus across the PFO to… | Read More

Ian G. Murphy, MB, BAO, BCh, Ronan A. Cahill, AFRCSI, Mary C. Barry, FRCSI, Dennis Mehigan, MCh, FRCSI

Introduction Following the successful management of the initial life-threatening sequelae associated with the surgical repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the quality of the life saved requires continued consideration. Postoperative… | Read More

Robert J. Applegate

Vascular complications arising during or after percutaneous access of the femoral artery have decreased over the past decade, but still present a problem in some cases. The use of vascular closure devices for femoral artery access management has… | Read More