Four decades have gone by since CVIR was established. Back in 1978 Herbert L. Abrams and Eberhard Zeitler founded the journal with the goal of having a platform for scientific communication from all over the world in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.


Since then, the journal has gone from strength to strength, publishing countless numbers of high-quality papers from some of the most prominent international authors in the field of IR.

On this occassion Prof. Hausegger has prepared an anniversary issue of CVIR. Find below a selection of key articles from CVIR’s previous issues, including historical papers, cornerstone papers and other popular articles.


We hope you enjoy reading your old favourites and adding some new ones to your list.

40 Years - Special Anniversary Issue

40 Years of Innovation, Education and Intervention: Happy Birthday CVIR
Editorial by the Editor-in-Chief Klaus A. Hausegger
Historical Articles

Abrams, H.L. & Zeitler, E.

Introduction: The beginning of cardiovascular intervention using roentgen rays and image intensifier-TV-fluoroscopy

Zeitler, E.

Renal tumor versus renal cyst
Abrams, H.L.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with the Grüntzig balloon catheter: Technical problems encountered in the first forty patients
Katzen, B.T., Chang J.

Percutaneous dilatation and recanalization of iliac and femoral arteries
Zeitler, E. 

Cornerstone Papers


The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic Stent-Shunt (TIPSS): Results of a pilot study
Richter, G.M., Noeldge, G., Palmaz, J.C. et al. 


Stenting of the iliac arteries with the palmaz stent: Experience from a multicenter trial
Palmaz, J.C., Laborde, J.C., Rivera, F.J. et al.


Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of occlusions of the femoral and popliteal arteries by subintimal dissection
Bolia, A., Miles, K.A., Brennan, J. et al.


Gianturco-Rösch expandable Z-stents in the treatment of superior vena cava syndrome
Rösch, J., Uchida, B.T., Hall, L.D. et al.


Intraarterial pressure gradients after randomized angioplasty or stenting of iliac artera lesions
Tetteroo, E., Haaring, C., van der Graaf, Y. et al.


Midterm clinical and first reproductive results of a randomized controlled trial comparing uterine fibroid embolization and myomectomy
Mara, M., Maskova, J., Fucikova, Z. et al.


Prospective Randomized Study of Doxorubicin-Eluting-Bead Embolization in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results of the PRECISION V Study
Lammer, J., Malagari, K., Vogl, T. et al.


Functional Imaging of the Foot with Perfusion Angiography in Critical Limb Ischemia
Reekers, J.A., Koelemay, M.J.W., Marquering, H.A. et al.


Popular Articles  


Prostatic Artery Embolization as a Primary Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Preliminary Results in Two Patients
Carnevale, F.C., Antunes, A.A., da Motta Leal Filho, J.M. et al.


Occupational Radiation Protection in Interventional Radiology: A Joint Guideline of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe and the Society of Interventional Radiology
Miller, D.L., Vañó, E., Bartal, G. et al.


Transcatheter Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Doxorubicin-loaded DC Bead (DEBDOX): Technical Recommendations
Lencioni, R., de Baere, T., Burrel, M. et al.


A Checklist to Improve Patient Safety in Interventional Radiology
Koetser, I.C.J., de Vries, E.N., van Delden, O.M. et al. 


Cirse Quality Assurance Document and Standards for Classification of Complications: The Cirse Classification System
Filippiadis, D.K., Binkert, C., Pellerin, O. et al. 


Cost Analysis of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Bagla, S., Smirniotopoulos, J., Orlando, J. et al.


CIRSE Guidelines on Percutaneous Needle Biopsy (PNB)
Veltri, A., Bargellini, I., Giorgi, L. et al.