Volume 3 - Issue 5 - Sept/Oct 2006

Frank J. Criado

Surely I can get everyone to agree with me on this one point: the vascular landscape has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. | Read More

Madhu Salvaji, DO, Manu Rajachandran, MD, Kelly Klym, MS, PA-C

Introduction Pseudo-aneurysm formation after vascular reconstruction is a rarely encountered problem in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It has most commonly been described in the vascular surgical literature as a delayed… | Read More

Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT, Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD, M. Habeeb Ahmed, MD, John P. Pacanowski, Jr, MD, Sohail Ikram, MD, Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, Ferdinand Leya, MD

Introduction With the increase in the use of endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, the heretofore underappreciated dynamics of arterial movement are now known to be important in long-term outcomes. Several forces are known to exert… | Read More

<sup>1</sup>David Nicholson, DO and <sup>2</sup>Charles Botti, MD

Background Nearly 200,000 cases of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occur each year.1 Dislodgement of a DVT with embolization to the pulmonary circulation results in a pulmonary embolism. One registry of 2454 patients diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism… | Read More

<sup>1,2</sup>Subhash Banerjee, MD, 3Richard Keber, MD, <sup>3</sup>Mitchell Barnett, <sup>1</sup>Pooja Banerjee, MD, <sup>3</sup>Dinesh Jagasia, MD

Introduction Carotid artery stenosis and atrial fibrillation are the two major sources of atheroembolic stroke and peripheral emboli, accounting for nearly 60% of the cases of stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and emboli.1 “Cryptogenic stroke… | Read More

A. Ross Naylor, MD, FRCS

No operation has been associated with quite so much controversy as carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Introduced in 1953, it rapidly became the most commonly performed arterial procedure in the western world, largely because the underlying rationale was… | Read More

Richard R. Heuser, MD

“And I said of medicine, that this is an art which considers the constitution of the patient, and has principles of actions and reasons in each case.” – Plato: Georgias. In his classic textbook of medicine… | Read More

Frank J. Criado, MD

Occlusive disease affecting the below-the-knee (BTK) arteries is a common and often serious manifestation of atherosclerosis. It tends to carry a number of significant implications (Table 1), but causing claudication (in the absence of more proximal… | Read More