Volume 2 - Issue 5 - Sept/Oct 2005

The First International CLI Summit on Lower Extremity PVD and Critical Limb Ischemia A Pre New Cardiovascular Horizons Event October 26-27, 2005, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana www.clisummit.com New Cardiovascular Hori | Read More

Frank Criado, MD, Editor-in-Chief

When offered the position of Editor-in-Chief at VDM, I was told that I would have a great deal of freedom to generate my imprint on this publication, and a few privileges; perhaps a little glamour as well. I was also given the “power” to over-rule… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Shyamkumar N. Keshava, DNB, <sup>2</sup>Ramon Varcoe, MBBS, <sup>1</sup>Ruben Sebben, FRANZCR, <sup>2</sup>Robert Fitridge, MS, FRACS

Introduction True aneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery (EICA) are extremely rare and have been thought to be secondary to atherosclerosis.1 Other less common causes include fibromuscular dysplasia, Takayasu’s Arteritis,… | Read More

Benjamin A. Howell, BA[1], Tom Kim, PhD[3], Harry A. Dwyer, PhD[3], David A. Saloner, PhD[2], Timothy A.M. Chuter, MD[1]

Introduction Early stent-graft designs were ill-prepared to face the hemodynamic forces generated by aortic blood flow and pressure. Long-term results were marred by high rates of migration,1 component separation,2 and structural failure.3 Current… | Read More

Rany M. Saleh, DO, <sup>2</sup>Eva Lonn, MD, <sup>3</sup>Jeffrey L. Probstfield, MD, <sup>1</sup>Rohit R. Arora, MD

Abstract Purpose. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), defined as the presence of atherosclerotic occlusive vascular disease of the extremities, is a marker of systemic atherosclerosis, and has emerged as a strong risk factor for cardiovascular… | Read More

Ashok Dhar, MD, PhD, Sushila Sripad, MS, Mch, Ashok Sengupta, MD, MRCP, Ashok Konar, MD, FRCP

Introduction Vascular injury following trauma is seen almost daily in our profession, The bleeding must be stopped as early as possible and this task is usually managed by surgeons. However, there are conditions where the surgical approach involves… | Read More

Afshin Assadian , MD, Christian Senekowitsch, MD, Johann Strassegger, MD, Georg W. Hagmüller, MD

Abstract Background. Non-atherosclerotic internal carotid artery (ICA) lesions are uncommon. The incidence of ICA dissections is estimated to be 2.5 to 3 per 100,000, with a 10% annual recurrence rate of thromboembolic. The incidence of… | Read More

Chris Otero, MD, Hassan Tehrani, MB BCh, Kushagra Katariya, MD

Introduction The accepted standard of care for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) is anticoagulant therapy. Inferior vena caval (IVC) filters are reserved for those patients who fail anticoagulant therapy, or have a complication or… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Mark O. Baerlocher and <sup>2</sup>Murray R. Asch

The ebb and flow of medical advancement The field of vascular intervention, particularly percutaneous, is a rapidly expanding field. With a decrease in complication and readmission rates and procedural costs coupled with an increase in success and… | Read More

Ronan A. Cahill, AFRCSI, MC Steven Kieran, AFRCSI, MC Ingrid Brown*, FFARCSI, Mary C. Barry, FRCSI

Introduction The emergence of vascular surgery as a multidisciplinary specialty in its own regard has allowed significant advances in the diagnosis, medical management and operative techniques applied to patients with peripheral occlusive and… | Read More

In lieu of the horrible events that have recently occurred in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, what is the current status of the national New Cardiovascular Horizons, Renaissance Summit, and CLI Summit meetings? In the face of the single… | Read More