Vascular Disease Management August 2013: PAD with STEMI, PEVAR, EVAR, and Transpedal Revascularization

The August issue of Vascular Disease Management features useful information for vascular specialists on endovascular aneurysm repair, current studies on peripheral vascular disease, and original research on PAD’s effect on STEMI.

Editor in chief Frank Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM, also gives pointers on how to conduct a successful debate at clinical meetings.

Access the August table of contents below.

Volume 10 – Issue 8 – August 2013

Editor’s Corner »

A Prescription for Effective Medical Debates: Concise, Informative, and Entertaining

By: Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM

A successful medical debate is one that both informs and entertains its viewers.

Case Files by Dr. George »

Totally Percutaneous Endovascular Aneurysm Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with a 14 Fr Low-Profile Stent Graft

By: Jon C. George, MD, Richard Kovach, MD

Although open surgical repair was previously the treatment of choice, endovascular aneurysm repair has recently become the preferred modality for abdominal aortic aneurysm when feasible.

Original Research »

The Comorbidity of Peripheral Arterial Disease Attenuates Complications During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

By: Alaa Mabrouk Salem Omar, MD, PhD1, Toshiro Shinke, MD, PhD1, Hiromasa Otake, MD, PhD1, Osama Rifaie, MD, FSCAI2, Mohammed Abdel-Rahman, MD2, Hazem Khorshid, MD2, Masayuki Nakagawa, MD1, Takumi Inoue, MD1, Hirotoshi Hariki, MD1, Junya Shite, MD, PhD1, Ken-ichi Hirata, MD, PhD1

The authors retrospectively studied 75 patients to determine if a history of peripheral arterial disease attenuates complications during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patents with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Endovascular Techniques »

Transpedal Interventions for Critical Limb Ischemia

By: John H. Rundback, MD, FAHA, FSVM, FSIR, Kevin Chaim Herman, MD

Retrograde recanalization via fluoroscopic or ultrasound-guided puncture of reconstituted pedal vessels may allow lesion traversal in difficult cases, allowing primary retrograde revascularization or rendezvous techniques with subsequent antegrade intervention.

Editorial Commentary »

The EVAR Landscape in 2013: Noteworthy Developments in the AAA Field

By: Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM

EVAR continues to evolve, and moving forward the appeal of percutaneous EVAR, with availability of lower profile and highly flexible systems and the expanding capability to achieve successful endovascular repair of juxtarenal and pararenal aneurysms, will grow.

Interview »

The MarrowStim Trial for CLI: An Interview With Michael Murphy, MD

By: Interview by Jennifer Ford

Vascular Disease Management spoke with Michael Murphy, MD, from the Indiana University Department of Surgery, about the MarrowStim therapy and details of the trial.

Interview »

ENGAGE Registry Subset Analysis for Challenging AAA: An Interview With Hence Verhagen, MD

By: Interview by Jennifer Ford

Vascular Disease Management interviewed Hence Verhagen, MD, who presented data on a subset analysis of efficacy of the Endurant AAA Stent Graft System at the Charing Cross meeting in London.


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