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An Update on the Status of Critical Limb Ischemia

Craig Walker, MD

The last few years have seen advancement in the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia. In this editorial, Dr. Walker highlights some of the more important changes.

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Key words: critical limb ischemia, atherectomy, angiosome, drug-eluting balloons, imaging

Treatment of Angioseal-Related Femoral Artery Occlusion Using TurboHawk Directional Atherectomy

Anvar Babaev, MD, PhD; David W. Lee, MD; Anna Kurayev, MD; Heather Yang, PA, From the Division of Cardiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York.

The use of directional atherectomy followed by balloon angioplasty is a quick, safe, and effective endovascular approach to treating Angioseal-associated femoral artery occlusions.

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Key words: arterial closure devices, atherectomy

Trends in the Incidence of Carotid Body Tumors in the United States From 1998 to 2011

Anahita Dua, MD1; Tanner C. Spees, MD1; Francisco C Hernandez, MD2; Anthony A. Igbadumhe, MD3; Mohammed Algodi, MD4; Sapan S. Desai, MD5, From 1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 2University of Carabobo School of Medicine, Valencia, Venezuela; 3Ambrose Alli University College of Medicine, Ekpoma, Nigeria; 4Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; and 5Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of hospital discharge data to determine national trends in carotid body tumors in the United States by year, incidence, patient demographics, and hospital covariates.

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Key words: vascular surgery

May-Thurner Syndrome Resulting in Paradoxical Embolism

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

 

The authors present a rare case of May-Thurner Syndrome resulting in paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale.

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Key words: endovascular therapy, angioplasty

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Procedural Outcomes of Orbital Atherectomy Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease in an Outpatient Office-Based vs Hospital Setting

Wednesday 02/05/14 | 3,373 reads

ABSTRACT: Background: Despite the increasing use of atherectomy, few studies have compared outcomes of endovascular procedures performed in an outpatient office-based laboratory (OBL) to those performed in the traditional hospital setting. As the trend for increased outpatient treatment continues, it is critical to begin to assess the procedural outcomes of atherectomy in the OBL setting. continue reading

Key words: endovascular therapy, atherectomy

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From the Journal

An Update on the Status of Critical Limb Ischemia

Craig Walker, MD

The last few years have seen advancement in the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia. In this editorial, Dr. Walker highlights some of the more important changes.

continue reading
Key words: critical limb ischemia, atherectomy, angiosome, drug-eluting balloons, imaging

Treatment of Angioseal-Related Femoral Artery Occlusion Using TurboHawk Directional Atherectomy

Anvar Babaev, MD, PhD; David W. Lee, MD; Anna Kurayev, MD; Heather Yang, PA, From the Division of Cardiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York.

The use of directional atherectomy followed by balloon angioplasty is a quick, safe, and effective endovascular approach to treating Angioseal-associated femoral artery occlusions.

continue reading
Key words: arterial closure devices, atherectomy

Trends in the Incidence of Carotid Body Tumors in the United States From 1998 to 2011

Anahita Dua, MD1; Tanner C. Spees, MD1; Francisco C Hernandez, MD2; Anthony A. Igbadumhe, MD3; Mohammed Algodi, MD4; Sapan S. Desai, MD5, From 1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 2University of Carabobo School of Medicine, Valencia, Venezuela; 3Ambrose Alli University College of Medicine, Ekpoma, Nigeria; 4Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; and 5Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of hospital discharge data to determine national trends in carotid body tumors in the United States by year, incidence, patient demographics, and hospital covariates.

continue reading
Key words: vascular surgery

May-Thurner Syndrome Resulting in Paradoxical Embolism

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

 

The authors present a rare case of May-Thurner Syndrome resulting in paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale.

continue reading
Key words: endovascular therapy, angioplasty

VDM Highlights

Procedural Outcomes of Orbital Atherectomy Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease in an Outpatient Office-Based vs Hospital Setting

Wednesday 02/05/14 | 3,373 reads

ABSTRACT: Background: Despite the increasing use of atherectomy, few studies have compared outcomes of endovascular procedures performed in an outpatient office-based laboratory (OBL) to those performed in the traditional hospital setting. As the trend for increased outpatient treatment continues, it is critical to begin to assess the procedural outcomes of atherectomy in the OBL setting. continue reading

Key words: endovascular therapy, atherectomy
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