Volume 4 - Issue 6 - Nov/Dec 2007

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. | Read More

Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr., MD

The management of vascular diseases traditionally encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders. | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Divyan Pancharatnam, DMRD, <sup>1</sup>Shyamkumar Nidugala Keshava, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR, <sup>1</sup>George Koshy Chiramel, DMRD, <sup>2</sup>Sukriya Nayak, MS, <sup>2</sup>Sunil Agarwal, MS

<b>Introduction</b> | Read More

<p>Gorav Ailawadi, MD and Irving L. Kron, MD</p>

<p><strong>Introduction</strong> 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. | Read More

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

<p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> | Read More

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. | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Giora Weisz, MD and <sup>2</sup>Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

<b>Introduction</b> | Read More

<sup>1</sup>Jeffrey H. Freihage, MD, <sup>2</sup>Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, RVT, <sup>1</sup>Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT

Percutaneous treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries represents one of the greatest technical challenges in interventional cardiology. | Read More