Volume 11 - Issue 12 - December, 2014

<p>Craig Walker, MD</p>

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. | Read More

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

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

<p>Anahita Dua, MD<sup>1</sup>; Tanner C. Spees, MD<sup>1</sup>; Francisco C Hernandez, MD<sup>2</sup>; Anthony A. Igbadumhe, MD<sup>3</sup>; Mohammed Algodi, MD<sup>4</sup>; Sapan S. Desai, MD<sup>5,&nbsp;</sup>From <sup>1</sup>Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; <sup>2</sup>University of Carabobo School of Medicine, Valencia, Venezuela; <sup>3</sup>Ambrose Alli University College of Medicine, Ekpoma, Nigeria; <sup>4</sup>Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; and <sup>5</sup>Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.</p>

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. | Read More

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

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