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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Hassan Tehrani, MB, ChB (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is dedicated to stent-graft technology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with an overview of the current status of stent-grafting.
Audience: This book will be useful to vascular interventionalists with a special interest in stent-grafting, whether they be a surgeon, radiologist, or cardiologist. The editors are recognized as having made significant contributions to this field.
Features: The 15 chapters cover the various applications of stent-graft technology to treat not only thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysmal disease, but also peripheral aneurysms, arterial trauma and occlusive disease. Other chapters cover areas such as endoleaks and complex abdominal aneurysm grafting. The abdominal aneurysm endografting chapter is comprehensive in that it features descriptions and results of both currently approved and trial devices.
Assessment: This book provides an excellent review of the evolution of stent-grafts over the last 10 years, current state-of-art technology, and future directions. It is backed up by the vast experience accumulated by the editors. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of all who are involved in stent-grafting.