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April 3, 2016
Neil Moat, one of the busiest British surgeons involved directly and consistently in TAVR, discusses PARTNER 2 and SURTAVI, paying particular attention to the health economics of low-risk TAVR and the implication of reduced profile devices.
March 28, 2016
A refreshing , adequately supported by pragmatic imaging, 22 minute presentation from an Arizona meeting that many surgeons would find quite informative and educating. Dr.
February 18, 2016
The authors studied outcomes after endovascular AAA aneurysm repair (EVAR) to assess whether ongoing aortic remodeling related to systemic inflammatory disease (SID) contributes to an increased incidence of endoleak.  65% of 79 treated patients had systemic inflammatory disease.  Major complication rates were increased 7-fold in the group with SID. 
February 18, 2016
Over 1400 patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis were randomized to with carotid stenting or endarterectomy.  The endpoints were the composite of death, stroke, or acute MI within 30 days, or ipsilateral stroke.   Stenting was non-inferior to endarterectomy.   The rate of the composite endpoint was 3.8% vs 3.4% (stent vs surgery).  At 30
April 2, 2015
This analysis compared results of open repair for chronic Type B dissection (OAR) and endovascular repair (TEVAR) using propensity matching techniques.  Freedom from rupture/reintervention at 10 years was 78%.  Specific outcomes were similar for both types of intervention, but overall treatment efficacy was better for OAR. 
March 2, 2015
Open repair is the standard for aneurysmal degeneration of the arch. Endovascular techniques offer an alternative for patients with prohibitive comorbidities. This video describes a complete endovascular arch reconstruction using a modified stent graft approach, combined with cervical debranching.
January 24, 2015
The Columbia group performed a retrospective analysis of 46 balloon atrial septostomies in 32 patients with severe and medically refractory PAH from 2002-2013.   There were no procedural deaths or complications. BAS was safely used as a bridge to lung transplantation or to alleviate right heart failure symptoms and/or syncope.
November 2, 2014
This paper reviews the various techniques of 3D bioprinting with special attention to generation of tubes to be used as artificial blood vessels.
September 16, 2014
This retrospective review summarizes a single institution experience with thoracic aortic endovascular stenting in 420 pts over 20 years.  Indications were aneurysm (238), dissection (100) and trauma (39).  78% of pts were deemed to be at high risk for open repair.  Mortality was 4.8%, stroke incidence was 5%, and cord ischemia was temporary in 7.9%
September 2, 2014
This video demonstrates an endovascular aortic repair for a penetrating aortic ulcer.