Volume 9 - Issue 4 - April 2012

<p>Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM<br />Editor-in-Chief<br />Endovascular Specialist<br />MedStar Union Memorial Hospital <br />Baltimore, Maryland <br /><a href="mailto:frank.criado@medstar.net">frank.criado@medstar.net</a></p&gt;

In this issue of Vascular Disease Management, De Rango et al wrote a valuable review of the current status of AAA therapy with a major focus on how open surgical treatment has evolved in the endovascular era.One of the most remarkable data points… | Read More

<p>Jon C. George, MD</p>

ABSTRACT: Emerging technologies constantly redefine the clinical landscape in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. We describe a case utilizing the adjunctive therapy of the Wildcat catheter with the motorized Juicebox console (Avinger, Inc… | Read More

<p>David Black, MRCPCH, Gruschen Veldtman, MD, Joseph Vettukattil, MD</p>

ABSTRACT: Percutaneous balloon and stent angioplasty for aortic obstructions has become part of the routine armamentarium in dealing with vascular obstructions. Deployment of balloon expandable stents requires a good understanding of the underlying… | Read More

<p>Paola De Rango, MD, Paolo Bonanno, MD, Luca Farchioni, MD, Fabio Verzini, MD</p>

ABSTRACT: In less than 3 decades, endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been converted from an escape procedure exclusively confined to high-risk patients to a primary choice procedure and preferred method for most patients with… | Read More

<p>Interview by Amanda Wright</p>

Q: Do you feel that hospitals need to change the protocol for the way that pulmonary embolism is treated and why?A: Risk stratification for pulmonary embolism is extremely important and I think we’ve not tended to do that over the years as this has… | Read More