VDM March Issue Preview

The March 2013 issue of Vascular Disease Management will share some interesting case reports: one by Jon George, MD, who describes a patient with calcified infrapopliteal chronic total occlusion with critical limb ischemia that was successfully crossed using a TruePath CTO catheter, and another by Craig Walker, MD, and Ragotham Patlola, MD, FACC, about the use of an excimer laser with direct lytic infusion through the laser catheter to treat patients with occluded synthetic graft occlusions. The issue will also include an article on use of the “chimney” graft technique as well as interviews with leaders in the vascular arena. See the full editor’s update for the March issue below.

CASE FILES BY DR. GEORGE

Subclavian Stent Recoil: Endovascular Management Using a Manually Crimped High Radial Strength Bare Metal Stent
Jon C. George, MD
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

CASE REPORT

Laser-Facilitated Lysis of Occluded Synthetic Femoropopliteal Bypass Grafts
Craig M. Walker, MD, Raghotham R. Patlola, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lafayette, Louisiana

NEW TECHNIQUE

“Chimney” Graft Technique for Juxtarenal AAA Using Unibody Bifurcated Stent Graft
Elias Kfoury, MD,1 Maridelle Millendez, MD,2 Homayoun Hashemi MD,1 Alexander J. Kaminsky, MD,1 Dipankar Mukherjee, MD1
1Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, 2Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

INTERVIEWS

ECMO in Hybrid Approaches to Pulmonary Embolism Therapy: An Interview with Kenneth Rosenfield, MD

Kenneth Rosenfield, MD
Head of the Section of Vascular Medicine and Intervention in the Division of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Update on Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis: An Interview with Robert Kennedy, MD
Robert J. Kennedy, MD
Vascular and interventional radiologist at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida

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