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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - August 2016

August 2016 Issue 8 Volume 13

Editorial Commentary
Afaq Motiwala, MD; Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT From Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.
The authors present commentary on the research by Matejka et al on the impact of renal denervation in patients with resistant arterial hypertension. 
Original Research
Jan Matejka, MD, PhD1; Martin Kubrycht, MD2; Petr Vojtisek, MD, PhD2; Ivo Varvarovsky, MD, PhD1; Vojtech Mezera, MD, PhD3 From the 1Cardiology Center AGEL, Pardubice Hospital, Pardubice, Czech Republic; 2Department of Cardiology, Pardubice Hospital, Pardubice, Czech Republic; 3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.  
The authors evaluate the effect of percutaneous renal denervation in patients with resistant arterial hypertension in a prospective, single-center cohort study. The results showed a drop in office systolic blood pressure measurements. 
Original Research
Tze-Woei Tan, MD; Francesca D. Armstrong, MD; Wayne W. Zhang, MD From Louisiana State University Health, Shreveport, Louisiana.  
The authors examine outcomes of surgical and endovascular repair of popliteal artery injury and find that endovascular repair is increasingly being used.
Editor's Corner
Craig Walker, MD Clinical Editor
The popliteal artery historically has been one of the most challenging arteries in which to perform endovascular treatment. Further study of endovascular therapy for popliteal artery injury could lead to appropriate utilization of endovascular and su…
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