Volume 2 - Issue 2 - March/April 2005

Frank J. Criado, Editor-in-Chief

After reading this editorial, attentive VDM followers may find it somewhat contradictory with the “spirit and purpose” delineated in the initial Editor’s letter that accompanied the launch issue in October 2004. Regardless, change is in the air and… | Read More

Nicolas W. Shammas, MS, MD, Eric J. Dippel, MD, Karen E. Butler, RTR

Case Report: A 75-year-old male presented with recurrent episodes of flash pulmonary edema, angina, renal insufficiency (creatinine 2.1 mg/dl) and recurrent transient ischemic attacks. Diagnostic renal and coronary angiography revealed severe… | Read More

Richard Heuser, MD

Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair of Renal Dissection with Expanding Intramural Hematoma Following Renal Artery Stenting is an excellent case report, describing a fairly common problem treated in a unique way. Instead of just treating a subintimal dye… | Read More

Sandeep Kholsa, MD, Vasundhara Vidyarthi, MD, Aziz Ahmed, MD, Atul Trivedi, MD, Daniel Benatar, MD

FULL TITLE: Clinical Outcome Following Renal Artery Stenting for Renovascular Hypertension in Patients Presenting with Angina or Heart Failure Part of this data was presented as a poster abstract at the Annual Scientific Sessions of The Society… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Gianluca Rigatelli, MD, Loris Roncon, MD, Emiliano Bedendo, RT, Massimo Giordan, MD, Massimo Rinuncini, MD, Tranuillo Milan, RN, <sup>2<sup>Mario Zanchetta, MD, <sup>1</sup>Pietro Zonzin, MD, <sup>3</sup>Giorgio Rigatelli, MD

ABSTRACT: Purpose. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a major risk factor in candidates for coronary surgery, impacting the overall mortality and morbidity in the preoperative time and follow-up after coronary surgery. High-risk patients with PVD… | Read More

Umesh K. Arora, MD and Meeney Dhir, MD

Diabetes is a major public health problem. The incidence of diabetes among adults in the United States is increasing at epidemic proportions, with almost half of the U.S. states reporting a 6% incidence of diabetes mellitus. The prevalence of… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Jose A. Diaz, MD, <sup>2</sup>Marisa H. Miceli, MD, <sup>1</sup>Miguel Villegas, MD, Gustavo Tamashiro, MD, Alberto Tamashiro, MD

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article by Diaz et al. contains extremely valuable information. The importance of assessing the “dynamic anatomy” of the popliteal artery (and other vessels) was only recently appreciated as a result of developments with… | Read More

Ted Feldman, MD

The measurement of translesional pressure gradients was an integral part of the development of coronary angioplasty. Gruentzig demonstrated a relationship between post-PTCA translesional gradient and the occurrence of both early complications and… | Read More

William Gray, MD, FACC

This online Carotid Education and Stenting Course was developed with four key physician consultants — an interventional cardiologist, a neurosurgeon, an interventional radiologist and a vascular surgeon. Why was it important to take a cross-… | Read More

<i>Vascular Disease Management</i> talks with two of the directors for the New Devices Seminar, Dr. Mark H. Wholey and Dr. Jay S. Yadav

Dr. Mark H. Wholey What would you like to share with the physician or professional who has never had the chance to attend the New Devices Seminar? The New Devices Seminar is a meeting we have had for approximately 12 years now, on an annual basis.… | Read More