Carotid Artery Disease is a compilation of presentations on topics relating to carotid artery disease from the last five symposia sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. The book is divided into eight sections and highlights the advances in diagnosis and management of carotid artery diease in recent years. The book lays particular emphasis on critical issues such as advent of catheter-based endovascular technology, but also discusses open carotid revascularization procedures. Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery brings together the best, current strategies for therapeutic and clinical practices. These books contain the latest discoveries, techniques, practice and out comes in vascular surgery. There are approximately 25 to 45 chapters in each book, classified under the following headings: cerebrovascular, ischemia, infrainguinal lesions, aortic aneurysm, thoracic aortic pathology, aorta and its major branches, upper extremity ischemia, venous disorders, hemodialysis access, endovascular technology, noninvasive test, and issues in vascular surgery. Each of the chapters contains valuable illustrations, tables, and a list of references to guide the reader through the chapter. All chapters are reviewed and edited by the editors (James S. T. Yao, William Pearce, Jon Matsumura, Mark Morasch, and Mark Eskandari). This series of books is focused on specific topics in vascular surgery. For each title the editors will assume the responsibility of adding the latest information and new chapters and to update all of the content, thus making these books more cohesive and with newer, up-to-date information. The resulting product is a comprehensive review of current knowledge across all of vascular surgery, covering: Carotid Artery Diseases, Surgery of the Aorta, Venous Disorders, Endovascular technology and Ischemic Extremities.