Volume 4 - Issue 6 - Nov/Dec 2007

Frank J. Criado

I’d bet the majority of the VDM readership (and Medicine at large) would rank cardiac surgery (CS) amongst the top and most-respected specialties — and for good reasons. | Read More

Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr., MD

The management of vascular diseases traditionally encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Divyan Pancharatnam, DMRD, <sup>1</sup>Shyamkumar Nidugala Keshava, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR, <sup>1</sup>George Koshy Chiramel, DMRD, <sup>2</sup>Sukriya Nayak, MS, <sup>2</sup>Sunil Agarwal, MS

<b>Introduction</b> | Read More

Gorav Ailawadi, MD and Irving L. Kron, MD

Introduction The profession of cardiothoracic surgery is facing many challenges. The forces affecting cardiac surgeons today are similar to those that affected vascular surgeons 5 to 7 years ago. | Read More

Hadi Rokni Yazdi, MD, Fadi Youness, MD, Sandeep Laroia, MD, Shiliand Sun, MD, Hicham Abada, MD, Melhem Sharafuddin, MD, Jafar Golzarian, MD

Introduction | Read More

David E. Allie, MD

Golzarian et al have done a nice job in reviewing mesenteric artery stenting for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI), and have noted it to be a rare disorder, with an incidence of 1 in 100,000. | Read More

Suresh Vedantham, MD

Introduction Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a common complication of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).1 PTS commonly causes chronic, lifestyle-limiting symptoms such as limb heaviness/fatigue, swelling, and pain, with a minori | Read More

1Giora Weisz, MD and 2Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

Introduction Over the last decade, there has been remarkable progress in the percutaneous management of coronary artery disease (CAD) as an established alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery. | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Jeffrey H. Freihage, MD, <sup>2</sup>Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, <sup>1</sup>Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT

Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries represents one of the greatest technical challenges in interventional cardiology. | Read More