Volume 10 - Issue 11 - November 2013

Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM

The US Food and Drug Administration approval of Gore’s Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis for endovascular repair of acute and chronic type B dissections of the descending thoracic aorta will enable physicians to exchange information about… | Read More

Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This update summarizes the thoracic endovascular landscape, including currently approved devices in the United States and other countries, on-label indications, and trends in use of TEVAR devices.    | Read More

Anahita Dua, MD, Sapan Desai, MD, PhD, MBA, Jason McMaster, MD, Abdul Aziz, MBChB, Arshish Dua, BA, SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS

There is a difference in the role that platelets play when comparing chronic vascular patients with the vascular trauma patient. | Read More

<p>Troy Trayer, DO, and Jon C. George, MD, From the Division of Interventional Cardiology &amp; Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.</p>

The authors present a case with the potential for microembolization mitigated by the use of proximal embolic protection utilizing a flow reversal system. | Read More

<p>Florian Blaschke, MD<sup>1</sup>, Elke Zimmermann, MD<sup>2</sup>, Johannes Greupner, MD<sup>2</sup>, Dietlind Zohlnhoefer, MD<sup>1</sup>, Florian Krackhardt, MD<sup>1</sup>, Wilhelm Haverkamp, MD<sup>1</sup>, Mattias Roser, MD<sup>1</sup>From <sup>1</sup>Charite, Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Department of Cardiology and <sup>2</sup>Charite, Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Department of Radiology.</p>

The authors present a case of a 59-year-old female who had retrosternal pain with radiation to the left arm. Imaging confirmed the absence of the right coronary artery and a left circumflex artery supplying the right coronary artery territory. | Read More