January 2015


In this Issue

Entry & Exit Strategies

Careful access and closure planning is essential to procedural success.



Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Entry and Exit Strategies

By John H. Rundback, MD, FAHA, FSVM, FSIR


Transradial Access: When to Lay Down Arms and Fall Back to Femoral

A tutorial on how to optimize transradial success by avoiding obstacles.

By Amish Patel, MD; Kevin “Chaim” Herman, MD; Vivek V. Patil, MD; and Aaron M. Fischman, MD

How I Do It: Ultrasound-Guided Access

A simple update to access technique could lead to substantial improvements in outcomes.

By James D. Joye, DO, FACC

The Transpedal Approach for Peripheral Intervention: Innovative or Alternative?

Is transpedal access the future of peripheral revascularization?

By William Wu, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM; Kelly Moore, BSN; Albert Wu, MD; and Michael Wholey, MD, MBA

Vascular Closure Device Update

What’s on the market, and what’s in the pipeline.

By Thomas J. Ward, MD, and Joshua L. Weintraub, MD, FSIR

Avoiding Access Site and Closure Complications

The importance of understanding potential adverse outcomes and how they can affect procedural planning.

By Robert M. Bersin, MD, FSCAI, FACC

Editor’s Access and Closure Challenge: How Would You Do It?

Endovascular Today’s Guest Chief Medical Editor, Dr. John H. Rundback, presented four challenging PAD cases to a panel of interventional experts and asked them to answer a series of questions on their preferred methods for assessment, access, and treatment.

With John H. Rundback, MD, FSVM, FAHA, FSIR; Mark Fleming, MD, FACS, RPVI; Paramjit Chopra, MD; and J. Michael Bacharach, MD, FACC, FSCAI, MPH


Sponsored by TriVascular, Inc.

Optimizing Limb Patency in EVAR

How improved EVAR technology and techniques are enabling successful outcomes in patients with complex anatomy.

By Syed M. Hussain, MD; Jennifer L. Ash, MD; and Ravi Hasanadka, MD


Sponsored by Arstasis

Vascular Healing After Arterial Access: A Histopathological Comparison of Standard Seldinger Versus a Novel Access Technology

By Rahul S. Patel, MD; Renu Virmani, MD; Frank D. Kolodgie, PhD; Debra Cogan, RN; and Zoltan Turi, MD


Behind the BEST-CLI Trial

Principal Investigators Alik Farber, MD; Matthew T. Menard, MD; and Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, discuss the structure and origins of this study comparing best endovascular and surgical options for critical limb ischemia.


Open Payments Errors Could Put Physicians in a Bad Light

As the Open Payments website becomes more user-friendly, physicians must ensure their disclosures are accurate, or risk misinterpretation.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd


More on Coding Changes Effective January 2015

A detailed look at reporting for stent placement in the lower extremities for nonocclusive disease and in the innominate artery.

By Katherine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR



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An Interview With Claudio Schönholz, MD

An esteemed interventional radiologist shares how his experience developing the first aortic stent graft shaped his career, as well as insights on the future of carotid stenting and mechanical stroke therapy.


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Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field. Our Editorial Advisory Board is composed of the top endovascular specialists, including interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, and vascular medicine practitioners, and our publication is read by an audience of more than 22,000 members of the endovascular community.