Volume 7 - Issue 11 - November 2010

Samir K. Shah, MD, Khanjan H. Baxi, MD, Daniel G. Clair, MD

Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a common vascular pathology with profound medical and socioeconomic implications. Eight to ten million Americans are presently thought to suffer from peripheral arterial disease, with approximately 500–1,000 new cases… | Read More

E. Jane H. Turner, PhD, MRCS, Alexander Loh, FRCS, Adam Howard, FRCS

Few studies report the use of conservative management in the treatment of acute upper limb ischemia (AULI). A retrospective series is presented from a hospital where a conservative approach is used primarily. Methods. A retrospective analysis of… | Read More

Saher S. Sabri, MD, Wael E.A. Saad, MD, Ulku C. Turba, MD, Auh W. Park, MD, John F. Angle, MD, Alan H. Matsumoto, MD

Venous thromboembolic disease remains the third most common cardiovascular disease and one of the leading causes of sudden death in the United States. The true incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown, but based on historic projections, it is… | Read More

Tamas Szombathy, MD, Fahad Bitar, MD, John V. Wylie, MD

A rectus sheath hematoma is an uncommon condition and, to the best of our knowledge, no case has been reported in the literature as a complication of radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Along with review of the pathophysiology and… | Read More

At the recently concluded 37th Annual VEITHsymposium™ in New York, Peter H. Lin, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), reported his findings on a 46-patient study of ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis to treat acute massive PE.

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