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Volume 9 - Issue 1 - January 2012

January 2012 Issue 1 Volume 9


Interview by Amanda Wright

Tell me about your recently published study regarding the use of catheter-directed ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.This is a really exciting new thing for me, and actually a new thing for the world for that…

Interview by Amanda Wright

Tell me about the recent Paclitaxel-coated Balloons in Femoral Indication to Defeat Restenosis (PACIFIER) Trial and its significance for patients with femoropopliteal lesions.The PACIFIER Trial evaluated prevention of restenosis with paclitaxel-coate…
Endovascular Techniques

David Orion, MD1,3, Adnan H. Siddiqui, MD1-3, Elad I. Levy, MD1-3, L. Nelson Hopkins, MD1-3

AbstractMethods of cerebral embolic protection during carotid artery stenting focusing on the newest method, proximal occlusion, are discussed in this manuscript. Proximal occlusion devices achieve cerebral protection through flow reversal from the i…
Case Files with Dr. George

Vincent Varghese, MD, Richard Kovach, MD, Jon C. George, MD

AbstractPopliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) is the most commonly encountered peripheral arterial aneurysm in vascular medicine. Surgical correction has been the gold standard of therapy with endovascular techniques using covered stent grafts having compa…
Case Report

Cynthia Weber, MD, Robert Craig, MD, Ross Milner, MD

AbstractWe present a rare case report of a 17-year-old male who developed a brachial artery pseudoaneurysm after donating blood at his high school blood drive. We describe our operative approach and review the literature on the risks of blood donatio…
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