CARDIAC SURGERY

Hemodialysis Access Intervention

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Hemodialysis Access Intervention

Introduction The primary purpose of vascular access is to facilitate hemodialysis for as long as possible at minimal risk of complications. To achieve this goal, vascular surgeons primarily use vascular…

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Carotid and Vertebral Intervention

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Carotid and Vertebral Intervention

Carotid Intervention The Data When discussing the clinical data for outcomes in carotid artery stenting (CAS), there are several important outcomes to be detailed: periprocedural (30 day) safety, which is composed…

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Intracranial Intervention and Acute Stroke

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Intracranial Intervention and Acute Stroke

Introduction The management of cerebrovascular disease has often lagged behind the advances made in the management of cardiovascular disease. However those same technological advances in cardiovascular devices have facilitated the…

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Renal Denervation

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Renal Denervation

Introduction Hypertension is a leading cause of death worldwide, with 13% of all deaths attributed to it in 2004 (World Health Organization, 2009). A prevalence of 29% (1.56 billion) has…

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Fractional Flow Reserve

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Fractional Flow Reserve

Introduction Coronary blood flow and pressure measurements across a stenotic coronary artery provide information on the ischemic potential of a specific lesion at the time of catheterization. Physiologic assessment of…

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Upper Extremity Intervention

Mar 21, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Upper Extremity Intervention

Introduction Atherosclerotic upper extremity obstructive disease is predominantly secondary to subclavian or innominate artery stenosis (SAS or IAS). The diagnosis is usually suspected when a significant (often ≥15 mm Hg) systolic brachial…

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