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Volume 9 - Issue 4 - April 2012

April 2012 Issue 4 Volume 9


Interview by Amanda Wright

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 e…
Clinical Review

Paola De Rango, MD, Paolo Bonanno, MD, Luca Farchioni, MD, Fabio Verzini, MD

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 infrarena…
Case Report and Brief Review

David Black, MRCPCH, Gruschen Veldtman, MD, Joseph Vettukattil, MD

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 p…
Case Files by Dr. George

Jon C. George, MD

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.…
Editor's Corner

Frank J. Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM
Endovascular Specialist
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

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 tha…
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