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Volume 5 - Issue 2 - March/April 2008

March 2008 Issue 2 Volume 5

Original Contribution
*Ramil Goel, MD, §Carol Hatler, PhD, RN, §Richard Heuser, MD
Introduction Atrial arrhythmias are known to be associated with atrial septal defects (ASDs). The surgical closure of ASDs can also eliminate atrial arrhythmias, and on some occasions, can induce new arrhythmias. In many cases, the arrhythmias, which…
Original Contribution
*Ramil Goel, MD, §Carol Hatler, PhD, RN, §Richard Heuser, MD
Introduction Atrial arrhythmias are known to be associated with atrial septal defects (ASDs). The surgical closure of ASDs can also eliminate atrial arrhythmias, and on some occasions, can induce new arrhythmias. In many cases, the arrhythmias, which…
Original Contribution

*Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD, §Nara Matos-Hernandez, MD, §Amalys Montanez-Leduc, MD

Introduction Acute arterial ischemia is defined as the sudden decrease in blood flow to a tissue bed due to an embolism or thrombosis, resulting in a potential threat to the viability of the area.1 The intravascular administration of thrombolytic age…
Original Contribution
*Ramil Goel, MD, §Carol Hatler, PhD, RN, §Richard Heuser, MD
Introduction Atrial arrhythmias are known to be associated with atrial septal defects (ASDs). The surgical closure of ASDs can also eliminate atrial arrhythmias, and on some occasions, can induce new arrhythmias. In many cases, the arrhythmias, which…
Clinical Review
1Matthew Nunnelley, MD, 1Michael Balk, MD, 2Dongming Hou, MD, 1Jack P. Chen, MD
<b>Case Illustration</b> A 60-year-old man with a history of cardiac arrest 16 years prior presented via ambulance with substernal pressure of 2 hour duration. An electrocardiogram revealed prominent ST-segment elevation in the inferolate…
Clinical Review

Jeffrey Kalish, MD and Frank Pomposelli, MD

Introduction Chronic lower-extremity ischemia affects approximately 10% of patients over the age of 70, with the total number of affected patients exceeding 10 million. Within this group, only a fraction of patients have symptoms consistent with inte…
Case Study and Review

1,2,3Mohsen Sharifi, MD, 2Mahshid Mehdipour, 1David Skloven, MD, 1Neil Kramer, MD, 1Alphonse Ambrosia, DO, 3Mark Starling, MD

Introduction Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses both pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and is a grossly underdiagnosed disease spectrum associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is surprising that despite the vast…
Commentary

David E. Allie, MD

In this issue of Vascular Disease Management, Sharifi et al, obviously cardiologists, did a nice job treating their patient and identifying a great clinical need, an aggressive endovascular interventional mindset and treatment for venous thrombotic d…
Feature
Usman Jaffer, MD, Abdul Wahab Elmagrabi, MD, Alan Cameron, MD, Isamuddin Osman, MD
<b>Introduction</b> The ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) is the ratio of the highest ankle systolic pressure to the highest brachial systolic pressure. An accurate ABPI measurement is fundamental to the community management of suspect…
Original Contribution
*Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD, §Nara Matos-Hernandez, MD, §Amalys Montanez-Leduc, MD
Introduction Acute arterial ischemia is defined as the sudden decrease in blood flow to a tissue bed due to an embolism or thrombosis, resulting in a potential threat to the viability of the area.1 The intravascular administration of thrombolytic age…
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