Volume 14 - Issue 4 - April 2017

<p>Craig Walker, MD<br />
Clinical Editor<br />
Interventional Cardiologist&nbsp;<br />
Founder, President, and&nbsp;Medical Director<br />
Cardiovascular Institute of the South<br />
Clinical Professor of Medicine&nbsp;<br />
Tulane University School of Medicine<br />
Louisiana State University School&nbsp;of Medicine</p>

This month, Dr Walker comments on the work of Sultan and colleagues who have submitted an article on the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator (SMFM) for the treatment of thoracoabdominal and visceral aneurysmal diseases. This article outlines an… | Read More

<p>Sherif Sultan, MCh, MD, FRCS, PhD<sup>1,2</sup>;&nbsp; Edel P. Kavanagh, BSc, PhD<sup>1,2</sup>;&nbsp; Victor Costache, MD<sup>3</sup>;&nbsp; Mohamed Sultan, BA<sup>1</sup>; &nbsp;Ala Elhelali BSc, MSc<sup>1,4</sup>;&nbsp; Edward Diethrich, MD<sup>5</sup>;&nbsp; Fionnuala Jordan, PhD<sup>4</sup>;&nbsp; Niamh Hynes, MRCS, MMSc, MD<sup>1,2</sup></p>

<p>From the <sup>1</sup>Western Vascular Institute, Galway, Ireland; <sup>2</sup>Galway Clinic, Galway, Ireland; <sup>3</sup>European Hospital Polisano, Romania; <sup>4</sup>National University of Ireland – Galway, Galway, Ireland; and <sup>5</sup>Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.</p>

The Streamliner Aortic Multilayer flow modulator (SMFM) proposes a physiological solution rather than a physical barrier for treatment of the aortic wall through its four-dimensional mechanism. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current… | Read More

<p>Adalberto Urbina, MD<br />
Urologico San Roman, Department of Phlebology, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela.&nbsp;<br />
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Ultrasound-guided gas sclerotherapy (UGGS) is a new method for sclerosing varicose veins. The objective of this method is to increase sclerosant contact with the venous endothelium to obtain the best sclerosing effect, achieved by a depletion of… | Read More

<p>Dum Piawa, DO and Vincent Varghese, DO</p>

<p>From the Division of Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.</p>

Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis can present progressively with symptoms of leg pain, swelling, ulcer formation, and impaired quality of life. The presence of an IVC filter is an independent risk factor for IVC thrombus formation. We present a… | Read More

<p><strong>Rahul S. Patel, MD</strong></p>

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<p>Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York.</p>

This article outlines the basics of the transradial access technique. While there is a learning curve to adopting this technique, positioning the left wrist in close proximity to the left groin provides operators with an experience similar to left… | Read More

<p><strong>Brian J. Schiro, MD</strong></p>

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<p>Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida.</p>

The approval of ultrasound contrast has provided an avenue for development of novel methods of vascular assessment. The full application in noninvasive imaging has yet to be elucidated and new innovative techniques in CEUS will pave the way for… | Read More