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Volume 4 - Issue 6 - Nov/Dec 2007

November 2007 Issue 6 Volume 4

Editor's Corner
Frank J. Criado
I’d bet the majority of the VDM readership (and Medicine at large) would rank cardiac surgery (CS) amongst the top and most-respected specialties — and for good reasons. For many years, heart surgeons have been some of the busiest and best-paid physi…
Feature
Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr., MD
The management of vascular diseases traditionally encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. Indeed, these principles are incorporated into the original mission statement of The Society of Vascular Surgery,…
Case Study and Review
1Divyan Pancharatnam, DMRD, 1Shyamkumar Nidugala Keshava, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR, 1George Koshy Chiramel, DMRD, 2Sukriya Nayak, MS, 2Sunil Agarwal, MS
<b>Introduction</b> In patients with polytrauma, injuries are treated after they are prioritized based on their severity. Some injuries, if managed conservatively, may result in delayed complications. We present a patient with a fractured…
Clinical Review

Gorav Ailawadi, MD and Irving L. Kron, MD

Introduction The profession of cardiothoracic surgery is facing many challenges. The forces affecting cardiac surgeons today are similar to those that affected vascular surgeons 5 to 7 years ago. Cardiologists and vascular surgeons have developed cat…
Clinical Review

Hadi Rokni Yazdi, MD, Fadi Youness, MD, Sandeep Laroia, MD, Shiliand Sun, MD, Hicham Abada, MD, Melhem Sharafuddin, MD, Jafar Golzarian, MD

Introduction
Commentary
David E. Allie, MD
Golzarian et al have done a nice job in reviewing mesenteric artery stenting for chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI), and have noted it to be a rare disorder, with an incidence of 1 in 100,000. This statistic may be true, but it brings back memories of…
Clinical Review

Suresh Vedantham, MD

Introduction Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a common complication of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).1 PTS commonly causes chronic, lifestyle-limiting symptoms such as limb heaviness/fatigue, swelling, and pain, with a minority of patients develo…
Clinical Review

1Giora Weisz, MD and 2Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

Introduction Over the last decade, there has been remarkable progress in the percutaneous management of coronary artery disease (CAD) as an established alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery. When compared to dilatation of coronary lesions wit…
Commentary
1Jeffrey H. Freihage, MD, 2Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, 1Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT
Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries represents one of the greatest technical challenges in interventional cardiology. Although CTOs are present in approximately one quarter of patients with angiographically…
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