Introduction True aneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery (EICA) are extremely rare and have been thought to be secondary to atherosclerosis.1 Other less common causes include fibromuscular dysplasia, Takayasu’s Arteritis,… | Read More

Introduction Recently approved by the FDA for sale in the United States, and having been employed in Europe since 1999, the Powerlink device (Endologix, Inc.) is a unibody bifurcated endograft for repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) (Figure 1… | Read More

SUMMARY Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions may result in dissection or perforation. A fiberoptic guidance system that visualizes lesion characteristics and incorporates a radiofrequency energy source to aid in crossing total… | Read More

INTRODUCTION Intracranial angioplasty and stenting are increasingly being used to treat patients with recurrent cerebral ischemia due to intracranial atherosclerosis, which is a cause of 8-10% of all ischemic strokes. Since there are no commercially… | Read More

Introduction Early stent-graft designs were ill-prepared to face the hemodynamic forces generated by aortic blood flow and pressure. Long-term results were marred by high rates of migration,1 component separation,2 and structural failure.3 Current… | Read More

Renal artery aneurysms are a rare phenomenon, occurring in a small percentage (0.09–2.5%) of the population and with a low associated risk of rupture.1–5 Rupture tends to occur with increasing aneurysm size, and is associated with up to 80% risk of… | Read More

The patient is a 83-year old male with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and right iliac aneurysm. Previously the patient underwent coil embolization of the proximal right hypogastric artery followed by stent grafting of the abdominal… | Read More

This article is reprinted with permission from the Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2003;15:401-404. Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the current antithrombotic agent utilized during peripheral angioplasty procedures (PTA). UFH has an unpredictable… | Read More

Abstract Purpose. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), defined as the presence of atherosclerotic occlusive vascular disease of the extremities, is a marker of systemic atherosclerosis, and has emerged as a strong risk factor for cardiovascular… | Read More

Introduction We report the use of an Angio-Seal™ Vascular Closure Device (St. Jude Medical, Minnetonka, MN) to close the arterial puncture site of the left subclavian artery (LSA) during inadvertent central line placement. History A 56-year-old… | Read More