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From The CriticsReviewer: Gernon Matthew Longo, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a 1st edition text, which evolved out of the Endovascular Forum, a jointly sponsored event by the Vascular Surgery Society of Great Britain and the British Society of Interventional Radiology. The book is designed to cover significant current topics in the endoluminal treatment of vascular disease. British experts in endovascular procedures primarily write the text, with a focus on the results achieved in Britain and Europe.
Purpose: The text is designed to provide a cogent and balanced discussion on both new advances and controversial issues in endovascular therapies.
Audience: Vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and procedural cardiologists will find this an interesting book, offering clear analyses of current controversies, and discussions on the latest advances in this field. Trainees in endovascular techniques will also benefit greatly from this text.
Features: The book is divided into seven sections based on anatomic areas of disease. Each section is further subdivided into multiple chapters dealing with the background, current controversies and advances, and the future direction of therapies. The chapters are well written, with outstanding images and tables. Overall, the editors have done an exceptional job compiling highly informative discussions on abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, and infrainguinal disease. The section on thoracic aortic disease is extremely well done in outlining the current role of stent grafts, stent graft design evolution, current indications for treatment and grafting, and future advances in aortic branch vessel disease. There is a chapter devoted to both renal and mesenteric disease. Although these chapters are well written, each topic could be expanded to include more than a single chapter.
Assessment: This is a well-written text offering a British/European view on the endoluminal treatment of vascular disease. Almost all practitioners participating in endovascular therapies will find something useful or informative in this text. Overall, this is a welcome addition to the current books on endovascular therapies.