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Volume 11 - Issue 12 - December, 2014

December 2014 Issue 12 Volume 11

Case Files with Dr. George

Frank Amico, MD; Harit Desai, DO; Vincent Varghese, DO; Jon C. George, MD, From the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey.


The authors present a rare case of May-Thurner Syndrome resulting in paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale.
Original Research

Anahita Dua, MD1; Tanner C. Spees, MD1; Francisco C Hernandez, MD2; Anthony A. Igbadumhe, MD3; Mohammed Algodi, MD4; Sapan S. Desai, MD5, From 1Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 2University of Carabobo School of Medicine, Valencia, Venezuela; 3Ambrose Alli University College of Medicine, Ekpoma, Nigeria; 4Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; and 5Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of hospital discharge data to determine national trends in carotid body tumors in the United States by year, incidence, patient demographics, and hospital covariates.
New Technique

Anvar Babaev, MD, PhD; David W. Lee, MD; Anna Kurayev, MD; Heather Yang, PA, From the Division of Cardiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York.

The use of directional atherectomy followed by balloon angioplasty is a quick, safe, and effective endovascular approach to treating Angioseal-associated femoral artery occlusions.
Editor's Corner

Craig Walker, MD

The last few years have seen advancement in the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia. In this editorial, Dr. Walker highlights some of the more important changes.
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