Volume 1 - Issue 2 - Nov/Dec 2004

Hassan Tehrani, MD, Chris Otero, MD, Mariano Arosemena, MD, Eduardo Perez, MD, Kenneth Zelnick, MD, Cesar Mendoza, MD, Jose Yrizarry, MD, Kevin Stadtlander, MD, Gary Rothenberg, MD, Michael Cohen, MD, Karin Zachow, MD, Alan Schob, MD

Introduction Surgical bypass is considered the gold standard for the treatment of patients with chronic severe lower extremity ischemia.1,2 However, the 5-year limb salvage rates reported as high as 80% in single center/surgeon series have not been… | Read More

Gary M. Ansel, MD

Though this case is interesting and certainly has a good initial clinical outcome, it is not without significant controversy. As the authors point out, excellent limb salvage rates have been achieved with many technologies in the crural vessels.… | Read More

Philip A. Morales, MD, Romas J. Kirvaitis, MD, Richard R. Heuser, MD

SUMMARY Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions may result in dissection or perforation. A fiberoptic guidance system that visualizes lesion characteristics and incorporates a radiofrequency energy source to aid in crossing total… | Read More

Gary M. Ansel, MD

The patient is a 83-year old male with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and right iliac aneurysm. Previously the patient underwent coil embolization of the proximal right hypogastric artery followed by stent grafting of the abdominal… | Read More

David E. Allie, MD

Introduction Thrombus is now accepted as playing a key role in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), unstable angina, acute coronary syndromes (ACS), deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolus (PE), and acute limb ischemia (ALI).… | Read More

J. Michael Bacharach, MD, MPH

The advent of endoluminal graft repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms has dramatically changed the therapeutic option for many patients. It is now well established that the devices can be safely inserted and short-term results have been excellent.… | Read More

Michael R. Jaff, DO, FACP, FACC

A national and international thought leader in the field of vascular medicine, Dr. Jaff recently served as the Medical Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey. He has… | Read More

Many physicians are exploring device use in the lower extremities, while techniques for successful and appropriate stenting are also being intensely discussed. Where does cryoplasty fit into the current picture? Peripheral vascular disease, in… | Read More

An interview with Michael R. Jaff, DO, Board of Directors, American Board of Vascular Medicine; Medical Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Why do you think this board is of value to the field of endovascular medicine? Right now, there aren’t enough experts in vascular medicine to care for the masses of patients who have systemic atherosclerosis. So many different specialists are… | Read More

<i>VDM</i> editorial board members share their thoughts

Drug-eluting stents (DES) have revolutionized the treatment of obstructive coronary disease and expanding their applications to the periphery is inevitable. However, a better understanding of stent-associated restenosis in the periphery is needed.… | Read More

John E. Aruny, MD<sup>1</sup>, Peter Blume, DPM<sup>2</sup>, Bauer Sumpio, MD, PhD<sup>3</sup>, Benjamin Buren, DPM<sup>2</sup>

The patient is a 72-year-old woman who was transferred from a local area hospital for continued work up of PVD with ischemia of the third digit on the left foot. The patient had undergone attempted left lower extremity bypass. However, autogenous… | Read More

Vascular Disease Management accepts original articles and case studies for publication. Please contact the managing editor, Rebecca Kapur, at VascularEditor@hotmail.com, or by phone at (800) 459-8657. Manuscripts may be submitted at vasculareditor@… | Read More