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Volume 9 - Issue 4 - April 2012

April 2012 Issue 4 Volume 9

Interviews

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
Editor-in-Chief
Endovascular Specialist
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
frank.criado@medstar.net

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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