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What You See Is What You Get

Craig Walker, MD

Optical coherence tomography guidance may allow physicians to see the tissue to be removed or spared.

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Key words: imaging, atherectomy

Utility of Image-Guided Atherectomy for Optimal Treatment of Ambiguous Lesions by Angiography

Jon C. George, MD; Vincent Varghese, DO, From the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey. 

The authors present a case of pseudodissection seen angiographically post CTO crossing, which was accurately assessed as eccentric plaque using OCT imaging and treated using an OCT-guided directional atherectomy device, preventing bail-out stenting. 

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Key words: imaging, atherectomy

Infection: A Perilous Complication of a Closure Device

Fatemeh Malekpour, MD1; Ricardo Castillo, MD
From 1Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York, and 2Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. 


The use of vascular closure devices has grown, and it has been associated with complications.The authors present a case of a patient with suture-based VCD-related infection following diagnostic coronary angiography and discuss treatment options. 

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Key words: peripheral vascular disease

Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Should We Wait?

George Galyfos, MD, PhD; Grigorios Voulalas, MD, PhD; Ioannis Stamatatos, MD, MSc; Stavros Kerasidis, MD, MSc; Ioannis Stefanidis, MD, MSc; Sotirios Giannakakis, MD, PhD; Georgios Kastrisios, MD;
Georgios Geropapas, MD, MSc; Gerasimos Papacharalampous, MD; Chrisostomos Maltezos, MD, PhD, From the Department of Vascular Surgery, KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

This review aims to collect and present all available research data on the development and progress of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Furthermore, the results of major randomized trials on proper treatment of such patients are discussed, and conclusions regarding interventional and conservative management are made. 

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Key words: abdominal aortic aneurysm, endovascular therapy, vascular intervention

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Venous Insufficiency: The Changing Paradigm in Vascular Disease

Wednesday 07/01/15 | 1,163 reads

ABSTRACT: Venous insufficiency is the most common vascular disorder today, and it is underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed. Until recently, venous stripping was the only available therapy. This commentary, with the aid of a case example, aims to enhance understanding of venous insufficiency and the current treatments available. 


Key words: venous intervention, chronic ischemia, claudication


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Key words: venous intervention, chronic ischemia, claudication

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