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Volume 14 - Issue 4 - April 2017

April 2017 Issue 4 Volume 14

Original Contribution

Brian J. Schiro, MD


Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida.

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 bette…
Original Contribution

Rahul S. Patel, MD


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York.

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 tr…
Case Report

Dum Piawa, DO and Vincent Varghese, DO

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

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 cli…
Original Research

Adalberto Urbina, MD
Urologico San Roman, Department of Phlebology, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela. 

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 bloo…
Clinical Review

Sherif Sultan, MCh, MD, FRCS, PhD1,2;  Edel P. Kavanagh, BSc, PhD1,2;  Victor Costache, MD3;  Mohamed Sultan, BA1;  Ala Elhelali BSc, MSc1,4;  Edward Diethrich, MD5;  Fionnuala Jordan, PhD4;  Niamh Hynes, MRCS, MMSc, MD1,2

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

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 ao…
Editor's Corner

Craig Walker, MD
Clinical Editor
Interventional Cardiologist 
Founder, President, and Medical Director
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Clinical Professor of Medicine 
Tulane University School of Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine

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 ent…
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