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Volume 4 - Issue 4 - July/August 2007

July 2007 Issue 4 Volume 4

Original Contribution
Joe Huang, MD, Takao Ohki, MD, PhD
Introduction Guidewires are a fundamental component of any cardiac and vascular interventional procedure. These interventions may include coronary angioplasty, carotid stenting, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), superficial femoral artery…
Commentary
1Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, 1Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD, 2Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has variably fallen in and out of favor. Some have argued that CAS should be reserved for those patients who are at highest risk, not only for endartectomy (CEA), but if only treated medically. Unfortunately, none of th…
Original Contribution
Reza Ghotbi, MD, Agamemnon Sotiriou, MD, Sylvia Schönhofer, MD, Dimitrios Zikos, MD, Kerstin Schips, MD, Wolfgang Westermeier, MD
The popliteal artery aneurysm is the most common peripheral aneurysm, accounting for 70–80%. It is found mainly in male patients,10-12 with 50% of all cases being bilateral.13 The pathogenesis is often atherosclerotic, however, generalized dilatatio…
Original Contribution
Jeffrey Indes, MD, Jeffrey Wang, MD, Frank Veith, MD, Evan Deutsch, MD, Larry Scher, MD
Introduction  In recent years, increasing numbers of patients are choosing the option of gastric bypass for weight reduction. In 2004, 121,055 bariatric procedures were performed, a nine-fold increase compared to 1998, when 13,386 bariatric procedure…
Clinical Review
Jinnette Abbott, MD and David Williams, MD
Introduction The number of percutaneous revascularization procedures performed for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has significantly increased over the past several years.1 Traditionally, the use of percutaneous techniques were limited…
Commentary
1Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD and 2Robert S. Dieter, MD
Recanalization of peripheral arterial total occlusion in lower extremities plays a pivotal role to improve claudication symptoms and limb salvage. Coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization has recently gathered controversy with the publi…
Editor's Corner
Frank J. Criado
The idea for this editorial emerged in my mind while reviewing the article “A Comparison of Interventional Guidewires in a Canine Model” by Huang et al. The authors set out to test three different wires in the setting of an in vivo experiment. They…
Original Contribution
Gianluca Faggioli, MD, Monica Ferri, MD, Mauro Gargiulo, MD, Antonio Freyrie, MD, Francesca Fratesi, MD, 1Lamberto Manzoli, MD, MPH, 2Cristina Rossi, MD, Andrea Stella, MD
Introduction The risk of embolization during CAS may be influe
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