Volume 7 - Issue 4 - April 2010

Stephen R. Ash, MD, FACP

Please provide a brief overview of the history of kidney dialysis, particularly as it relates to vascular access techniques and management. The concept of dialysis dates back to the start of the 20th century. It was known that you could pass blood… | Read More

Marco Cura, MD and Eugene Sprague, MD

Abstract Following the introduction of percutaneous angioplasty (PTA), arterial stents emerged as a tool for preventing the acute arterial wall recoil and chronic restenosis associated with PTA. The use of stents has grown considerably in the last… | Read More

Ted Feldman, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

Introduction Catheter therapy as an alternative to surgical cardiovascular therapy has had a long and steady development process beginning in the 1960s. When Charles Dotter first described opening a superficial femoral artery with a sequence of… | Read More

Ravikiran Korabathina, MD and Cezar S. Staniloae, MD*

Abstract Intravascular hemolysis has been reported with a variety of atherectomy devices. We report a case of hemolysis after the use of the rotational aspiration Pathway Jetstream® catheter in the treatment of severe superficial femoral artery… | Read More

Reviewed by Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT* and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT§

100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) (ISBN978-0-7637-5866-0; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 2010), is a 100+ page paperback book written by two of the leading experts in the area of Vascular Medicine: Drs.… | Read More