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Volume 10 - Issue 2 - February 2013

February 2013 Issue 2 Volume 10

At the 2012 VEITHsymposium, Christopher Kwolek, MD, gave a presentation describing the use of the Vortex AngioVac Suction Cannula (AngioDynamics) for pulmonary emboli. Vascular Disease Management spoke with Dr. Kwolek about new developments for the s…
Clinical Review

Oliver T. A. Lyons, MBBS, BSc, MRCS,1 Ashish S. Patel, MRCS, MBBS, PhD,1 Rizwan Q. Attia, MBBS, BSc, MRCS,2 Peter R. Taylor, MA, Mchir, FRCS1
From the 1Vascular Unit and 2Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kings Health Partners, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

The cause of stroke following endovascular aortic interventions has been inadequately studied. The authors discuss indications for left subclavian revascularization prior to deliberate coverage in endovascular repair.
Clinical Review

Vishesh Kumar, MD, David P. Slovut, MD, PhD
From Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, New York. 

The authors review guidelines for prescribing antiplatelet agents, statins, and cilostazol in patients with peripheral artery disease and present a “report card” of healthcare provider compliance with these guidelines.
Original Research

Onur Baser, MS, PhD,1 Patrice Verpillat,2 Sylvie Gabriel,2 Li Wang3
From 1STATinMED Research/The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2Market Access and Pricing Strategy Department, Sanofi Groupe, Paris, France, and 3STATinMED Research, Dallas, Texas, USA.

This study aimed to assess annual prevalence and incidence of critical limb ischemia and associated outcomes in elderly persons in the United States.
Case Files by Dr. George

Harit Desai, DO, Luke Groben, DO, Nemalan Selvaraj, DO, and Jon C. George, MD
From the Division of Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.

The authors present a unique case of right subclavian artery stenosis resulting in a subclavian steal syndrome, managed with percutaneous stenting but complicated by stent recoil requiring the use of a manually crimped stent with increased radial str…
Editor's Corner

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

Stroke is still a challenging complication of TEVAR that requires further study, as in the review article by Lyons et al in this issue.
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