Volume 9 - Issue 6 - June 2012

<p>Frank J Criado, <br />MD, FACS, FSVM<br />Editor-in-Chief<br />

This past January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) convened a meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) to review available evidence on the various clinical strategies for the… | Read More

<p>Harit Desai, DO, Ulrich Luft, MD, Jon C. George, MD</p>

ABSTRACT: Transplanted renal artery stenosis is the most common vascular complication of transplanted kidney, which causes refractory hypertension and can result in allograft dysfunction, presenting with renal insufficiency and failure. We present a… | Read More

<p>Fernando F. Gallardo, MD<sup>1</sup>, Peter A. Schneider, MD<sup>2</sup></p>

ABSTRACT: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered relatively safe and effective for treating infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). In patients with favorable anatomy, it is widely considered the therapy of choice among clinicians.… | Read More

<p>Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM, Editor-in-Chief</p>

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are an important form of cardiovascular disease. Since the 1950s when surgical techniques for resection and graft replacement were developed, definitive treatment has been available. AAA repair became a relatively… | Read More

<p>Interview by Amanda Wright</p>

Q: Do you feel that further interventions are needed for the treatment of pulmonary embolism?A: In my opinion, PE is an undertreated disease in the United States. There are approximately 600,000 cases of pulmonary embolism per year and about 60,000… | Read More

<p>Interview by Amanda Wright</p>

Q: What makes thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms such a surgical challenge in need of other treatment technologies?A: The problem is dealing with complex anatomy and the availability of a stent graft that can handle this anatomy. What we’re trying to… | Read More