The first comprehensive review of the diverse applications of stent grafts, this new work provides a detailed guide to this rapidly growing field. The book takes the reader through the development of stents and stent-grafts, and then explores each clinical area where stent-grafts are being used. You'll find thorough coverage of essential topics like design differences in stent grafts, synthetic stent-graft materials, and healing in response to stent-grafts. The book also includes insightful analysis of surgical versus stent-graft treatments of abdominal aortic aneurysms, anesthesia consideratons , and new areas of use such as coronary artery stent-grafts and AV shunt stent-grafts. For complete coverage of this exploding technology, its current uses, and future directions, this book is unparalleled.