In This Issue:
As clinical experience grows, progress continues in a variety of challenging scenarios.Chief Medical Editor’s Page
TEVAR’s Continued Progress By Takao Ohki, MD, PhDCOVER STORIES
The TEVAR Landscape in 2012 Top 5 Viewed A status report on thoracic endovascular aortic repair. By Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM
Unmet Needs of Current TEVAR Devices Top 5 Viewed An overview of technological improvements that may be expected in the next generation of thoracic endovascular devices. By W. Anthony Lee, MD, FACS
Surgeon-Modified Fenestrated and Branched Stent Grafts Top 5 Viewed An alternative method for treating complex aortic emergencies in patients who are unfit for surgery. By Joseph J. Ricotta II, MD, MS, and Nikolaos Tsilimparis, MD
Coming Soon: TEVAR in the Ascending Aorta? Top 5 Viewed The emergence of endovascular therapy in this challenging anatomy as an alternative to open repair. By Matt Thompson, MD, FRCS
TEVAR for Acute Aortic Trauma Determining if endovascular intervention is the best treatment option. By Mark K. Eskandari, MD
The Top Five TEVAR Papers of 2011 Top 5 Viewed Roy K. Greenberg, MD, provides a look at five of the most important articles published in the thoracic endovascular repair field during the past year, summarizing each and offering commentary on their impact.
One Question . . . If you perform TEVAR to treat acute type B dissection, do you use IVUS during the procedure? By Manish Mehta, MD; Ross Milner, MD; Michael D. Dake, MD; Edward Y. Woo, MD; and Firas F. Mussa, MDCHALLENGING CASES
Endovascular Repair of Iatrogenic Iliac Injuries Successful endovascular exclusion of an iliac artery pseudoaneurysm and ilio-iliac arteriovenous fistula sustained during laparoscopic hysterectomy. By Grace J. Wang, MD, and Paul J. Foley, MDPHARMACOLOGY
Diabetes Management Update How can we improve survival rates? By Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MSDEPARTMENTS
INNOVATIONS A preview of today’s new products
An Interview with Gunnar Tepe, MD The Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Academic Hospital RoMed Clinic of Rosenheim in Germany discusses the recent CIRSE meeting, as well as the current study of drug-coated balloons for treating lower extremity disease.