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Early Clinical Results for Drug-Eluting Balloons

Craig Walker, MD, Clinical Editor

Drug-eluting balloon therapy is poised to improve patency of interventional therapy of superficial femoral and popliteal arterial obstructions.

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Key words: drug-eluting balloons, balloon angioplasty, endovascular therapy

Upper Limb Salvage With Endovascular Treatment of Acute Axillary Artery Occlusion Secondary to Proximal Humeral Fracture

Tsuyoshi Isawa, MD1; Kenji Suzuki, MD1; Hideki Abe, MD2, From 1Sendai Kousei Hospital, Sendai, Japan, and 2Sanyudo Hospital, Yonezawa, Japan.

The authors describe the case of an 82-year-old Japanese male with acute upper limb ischemia (AULI) secondary to acute axillary artery occlusion caused by a proximal humeral fracture. He was successfully treated with endovascular therapy. Unless there is vessel transection, endovascular therapy is feasible and offers a minimally invasive and prompt therapy for AULI resulting from axillary artery occlusion.

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Key words: endovascular therapy, thrombectomy, percutaneous thrombectomy

Percutaneously Inserted AngioVac Suction Thrombectomy for the Treatment of Filter-Related Iliocaval Thrombosis

Faiz D. Francis, DO; Gianvito Salerno, MD; Sabbah D. Butty, MD, From Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In this case, the authors present unassisted suction thrombectomy with percutaneously placed cannulae as an effective and safe method for the treatment of permanent IVC filter-related iliocaval thrombosis in cases refractory to catheter-directed thrombolysis.

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Key words: chronic venous insufficiency, thrombectomy, percutaneous thrombectomy

Jeffrey Lawson, MD, Describes Development of a Bioengineered Blood Vessel

Interview by Jennifer Ford

Jeffrey Lawson, MD, of Duke University, discusses engineering of an implantable blood vessel from donor vascular cells. The technology has received US Food and Drug Administration fast-track designation for approval, and clinical trials are under way. 

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Key words: endovascular therapy, vascular surgery, access site management

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Modern Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Monday 01/06/14 | 13,407 reads

ABSTRACT: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common and underdiagnosed disease spectrum with a high mortality and morbidity. For over 50 years it has been treated with different forms of heparin and vitamin K antagonists (VKA). It is not merely an acute event but the beginning of a chronic disease process that could continue for the rest of a patient’s life. Over the last 5 years new oral anticoagulants have been introduced that can replace VKA in the majority of patients. continue reading

Key words: deep vein thrombosis, intravascular ultrasound, percutaneous thrombectomy

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From the Journal

Early Clinical Results for Drug-Eluting Balloons

Craig Walker, MD, Clinical Editor

Drug-eluting balloon therapy is poised to improve patency of interventional therapy of superficial femoral and popliteal arterial obstructions.

continue reading
Key words: drug-eluting balloons, balloon angioplasty, endovascular therapy

Upper Limb Salvage With Endovascular Treatment of Acute Axillary Artery Occlusion Secondary to Proximal Humeral Fracture

Tsuyoshi Isawa, MD1; Kenji Suzuki, MD1; Hideki Abe, MD2, From 1Sendai Kousei Hospital, Sendai, Japan, and 2Sanyudo Hospital, Yonezawa, Japan.

The authors describe the case of an 82-year-old Japanese male with acute upper limb ischemia (AULI) secondary to acute axillary artery occlusion caused by a proximal humeral fracture. He was successfully treated with endovascular therapy. Unless there is vessel transection, endovascular therapy is feasible and offers a minimally invasive and prompt therapy for AULI resulting from axillary artery occlusion.

continue reading
Key words: endovascular therapy, thrombectomy, percutaneous thrombectomy

Percutaneously Inserted AngioVac Suction Thrombectomy for the Treatment of Filter-Related Iliocaval Thrombosis

Faiz D. Francis, DO; Gianvito Salerno, MD; Sabbah D. Butty, MD, From Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In this case, the authors present unassisted suction thrombectomy with percutaneously placed cannulae as an effective and safe method for the treatment of permanent IVC filter-related iliocaval thrombosis in cases refractory to catheter-directed thrombolysis.

continue reading
Key words: chronic venous insufficiency, thrombectomy, percutaneous thrombectomy

Jeffrey Lawson, MD, Describes Development of a Bioengineered Blood Vessel

Interview by Jennifer Ford

Jeffrey Lawson, MD, of Duke University, discusses engineering of an implantable blood vessel from donor vascular cells. The technology has received US Food and Drug Administration fast-track designation for approval, and clinical trials are under way. 

continue reading
Key words: endovascular therapy, vascular surgery, access site management

VDM Highlights

Modern Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Monday 01/06/14 | 13,407 reads

ABSTRACT: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common and underdiagnosed disease spectrum with a high mortality and morbidity. For over 50 years it has been treated with different forms of heparin and vitamin K antagonists (VKA). It is not merely an acute event but the beginning of a chronic disease process that could continue for the rest of a patient’s life. Over the last 5 years new oral anticoagulants have been introduced that can replace VKA in the majority of patients. continue reading

Key words: deep vein thrombosis, intravascular ultrasound, percutaneous thrombectomy
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