Volume 5 - Issue 4 - July/August 2008

Frank J. Criado, MD

The article by Arko et al1 served as the foundation for this editorial. The paper describes a first-in-man clinical experience (10 patients) with a new retrievable vena cava filter (VCF). The design of the Crux IVCF appears unique and quite… | Read More

Frank Arko, III, MD, Erin Murphy, MD, Charles M. Davis, III, David Rosenthal, MD, Adrian Ebner, MD, Thomas Fogarty, MD

Introduction Pulmonary emboli (PE) are estimated to be the third leading cause of cardiovascular death in the United States. Over 600,000 cases are reported in the US annually, causing an estimated 120,000 to 150,000 deaths per year. Emboli most… | Read More

George Koshy Chiramel, DMRD, MD, Shyamkumar N. Keshava, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR,
Thomas Mammen, MD, Vinu Moses, MD, Edwin Stephen, MS, Sunil Agarwal, MS

Aortofemoral bypass graft surgery is the treatment of choice for severe symptomatic aortoiliac occlusive disease.1 An endovascular procedure may be preferred in patients who are at high risk for a major surgery under general anesthesia. We describe… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Kumaran Chinnappan, MD, <sup>1</sup>Archana Abhyankar, MD, <sup>2</sup>Zafar Jameel, MD, John Cosgrove, MD

Case Report A 34-year-old man presented with a ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (Figure 1). He reported no previous symptoms or illness. His father died at the age of 46 years from a drug overdose. His mother died of AIDS at the… | Read More

Mary Ann Lim, MD, Ami Patel, MD, Edward Woo, MD, Debbie Cohen, MD

Case Report. A 44-year-old, normotensive woman with a 28-pack year history of smoking and a congenital solitary kidney was referred for a right renal artery aneurysm (RAA) seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI was done as part of a work… | Read More

Muhammad Asad, MD, FRCS, Mahalingam Sivakumar, MD, FRCS, FACS

Introduction Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is an infrequent occurrence, but it is important to evaluate the size and the location of the aneurysm to prevent life-threatening complications. SAA is more common in women than in men. Pregnancy is a… | Read More