Monthly Archives: January 2013

Novel Access Technology Updates the Femoral Approach

By Zoltan Turi The technique of femoral artery access has remained largely static since the initial description by Seldinger in 1953.  Although Seldinger’s technique was soon almost universally adopted, its disadvantages have sometimes meant long periods of bed rest, prolonged … Continue reading

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Inflammation and Coronary Heart Disease

Inflammation is frequently in the news, tied to numerous diseases and specifically to coronary artery disease, especially after a meta-analysis published recently in the Lancet  (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2960110-X/abstract) which looked specifically at a genetic marker to reveal a causal relationship between inflammation … Continue reading

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IAGS Blogs: Potential Benefits of Polymer-Free Durable Stents

Are Polymer-Free Durable Stents The Perfect Stent? We want to address the potential benefits of polymer-free durable stents. One of the primary advantages may be that they avoid the adverse effects of long-term polymer exposure.  In fact the first Cook … Continue reading

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IAGS Blog: Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Hypertension

Can Afferent Nerve Ablation Cure Essential Hypertension? Jeffrey Westcott, Robert Bersin, James Zidar, William O’Neill Background: Hypertension remains an enormous issue worldwide, and because of its impact on cardiovascular events and mortality, is a major public health issue.  Because of … Continue reading

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IAGS Blogs: Intra-Cranial Intervention: Embolization, Balloons, Stents

Moderator: Tyrone Collins Panelists:             Nick Hopkins and Gary Roubin   What are the treatment options for intracranial aneurysmal and atherosclerotic disease? Two novel devices to treat intracranial aneurysmal disease are being evaluated by our European colleagues.  These “ flow … Continue reading

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IAGS Blogs: Why CREST is a Game Changer for Carotid Stenting

By Gary Roubin, MD, PhD Moderator: L. Nelson Hopkins, MD Panelists: Jiri Vitek, MD and Tyrone Collins, MD The CREST Trial was the largest, most rigorous and because of the way it was conducted, the most relevant investigation into the … Continue reading

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