Volume 7 - Issue 4 - April 2010

New Aortic Valves on the Horizon

Ted Feldman, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

Introduction Catheter therapy as an alternative to surgical cardiovascular therapy has had a long and steady development process beginning in the 1960s. When Charles Dotter first described opening a superficial femoral artery with a sequence of rigid dilators, he recognized many possibilities for percutaneous approaches as alternatives to traditional surgical operations. Remarkably, he spoke of percutaneous valve replacement, even at that early juncture, at the birth of catheter therapy for cardiovascular disease. continue reading
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Intravascular Hemolysis Following Peripheral Atherectomy with the Pathway Jetstream® Catheter

Ravikiran Korabathina, MD and Cezar S. Staniloae, MD*

Abstract Intravascular hemolysis has been reported with a variety of atherectomy devices. We report a case of hemolysis after the use of the rotational aspiration Pathway Jetstream® catheter in the treatment of severe superficial femoral artery stenosis. Key words: atherectomy, peripheral vascular disease VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2010;7:E110–E111 _________________________________________________ continue reading
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Book Review: 100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Arterial Disease (by Emile R. Mohler, III, MD and Alan T. Hirsch, MD)

Reviewed by Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT* and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT§

100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) (ISBN978-0-7637-5866-0; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 2010), is a 100+ page paperback book written by two of the leading experts in the area of Vascular Medicine: Drs. Mohler and Hirsch. continue reading
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Volume 7 - Issue 4 - April 2010

New Aortic Valves on the Horizon

Ted Feldman, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI

Introduction Catheter therapy as an alternative to surgical cardiovascular therapy has had a long and steady development process beginning in the 1960s. When Charles Dotter first described opening a superficial femoral artery with a sequence of rigid dilators, he recognized many possibilities for percutaneous approaches as alternatives to traditional surgical operations. Remarkably, he spoke of percutaneous valve replacement, even at that early juncture, at the birth of catheter therapy for cardiovascular disease. continue reading
Key words:

Intravascular Hemolysis Following Peripheral Atherectomy with the Pathway Jetstream® Catheter

Ravikiran Korabathina, MD and Cezar S. Staniloae, MD*

Abstract Intravascular hemolysis has been reported with a variety of atherectomy devices. We report a case of hemolysis after the use of the rotational aspiration Pathway Jetstream® catheter in the treatment of severe superficial femoral artery stenosis. Key words: atherectomy, peripheral vascular disease VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2010;7:E110–E111 _________________________________________________ continue reading
Key words:

Book Review: 100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Arterial Disease (by Emile R. Mohler, III, MD and Alan T. Hirsch, MD)

Reviewed by Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT* and Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT§

100 Questions and Answers About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) (ISBN978-0-7637-5866-0; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 2010), is a 100+ page paperback book written by two of the leading experts in the area of Vascular Medicine: Drs. Mohler and Hirsch. continue reading
Key words:
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