Volume 7 - Issue 3 - March 2010

VDM Interviews CREST Investigator Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, FSCAI

Q:What do you anticipate the CREST results will show? Rosenfield: CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stent Trial) is a landmark trial which shows that endarterectomy and stenting for carotid artery stenosis appear to be… | Read More

Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh

Introduction Since the introduction of endovenous lasers (EVL) in the early 2000s, procedure methodologies, as well as device technologies, have evolved extensively in the endeavor to improve treatment outcomes. As each novel parameter has been… | Read More

Mohammad Abdallah, DO, Mojtaba Gashti, DO*, Giancarlo M. McEvenue§

Abstract Persistent sciatic artery (PSA) is a rare congenital vascular anomaly that occurs when the sciatic artery fails to regress during fetal development. This failure to regress is often associated with superficial femoral artery (SFA)… | Read More

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

Regardless of the merit of a new medical device, it does not take long for patients or relatives to inquire about new technology that could potentially be used to their advantage. However, when asked by an experienced and generally skeptical… | Read More

Mirko Doss, MD

Abstract The Edwards-SAPIEN aortic valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) transapical approach was introduced into clinical practice in 2005. After feasibility studies, CE mark was obtained by the end of 2007. It is applied in… | Read More

Raquel del Valle-Fernández, MD and Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD

Introduction Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was first performed by Alain Cribier in 20021 using the balloon-expandable Cribier-Edwards valve. Soon after, the self-expandable CoreValve ReValving system (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis,… | Read More