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Volume 13 - Issue 3 - March 2016

March 2016 Issue 3 Volume 13

Interviews
Interview by Jennifer Ford
Vascular Disease Management spoke with Rick De Graaf, MD, PhD, about the current state of venous therapy and the tools and education needed for interventionalists to begin providing venous therapy and to perform venous stenting.
Interviews
Interview by Jennifer Ford
Vascular Disease Management asked Corey Teigen, MD, to discuss the technology of the new POD Packing Coil, an embolization packing coil designed for use in peripheral vessels and aneurysms in conjunction with the company’s Ruby and POD embolization c…
Interviews
Interview by Jennifer Ford
Vascular Disease Management spoke with William D. Jordan, MD, about the ANCHOR prospective, multicenter registry, which seeks to evaluate Heli-FX EndoAnchors (Aptus Endosystems) for the prevention of endoleak and stent-graft migration in patients wit…
Interviews
Interview by Jennifer Ford
In a recent study comparing VenaSeal (Medtronic) to radiofrequency ablation for closure of the great saphenous vein for patients with symptomatic varicose veins, vein closure rates were high in both groups.
Case Report
Carlo J. Puzzo, DO1; Stephen R. Gallo, MD1; Mohammed Abdallah, DO2 From 1Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and 2Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  
The authors describe an operative technique, which included both an endovascular approach as well as an open approach, and discuss the results of current research.
Original Research
Narges Maleki, MSc1; Faranak Kazerouni, PhD1; Mehdi Hedayati, PhD2; Ali Rahimipour, PhD1; Mohammad Hassan Maleki, PhD3 From 1Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 3Department of operation management, Faculty of management, University of Qom, Qom, Iran.
The results of this study suggest that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism are at higher risk of hypertension and dyslipidemia as compared to controls.
Editor's Corner
Craig Walker, MD
Dr. Walker introduces the March issue of Vascular Disease Management with a discussion of treatment for venous disorders, which, he writes, is beginning to receive the attention it deserves. 
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