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Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5827-5
352 pages
June 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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If you plan to take the Vascular Medicine Board Examination, this book is essential. Presenting the compiled knowledge of experts in the field and emphasizing topics covered on the exam, this concise text:

  • facilitates review and retention of material with questions and answers for each chapter
  • covers topics from multiple perspective through multidisciplinary authorship
  • serves as a convenient quick reference with highlighted bullet points
  • is endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology

Beginning with vascular biology, the book progresses through a series of specific diseases, disorders, and conditions. The authors cover testing, treatment, and techniques, providing a comprehensive source of dependable information on clinical evaluation and management.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

1. Vascular Biology 1

2. Vasculitis and Connective Tissue Disease 11

3. Upper Extremity Arterial Disease: Raynaud Syndrome Occlusive Arterial Diseases and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 26

4. Chronic Venous Disease and Lymphatic Disease 44

5. Thrombophilia 59

6. Venous Thromboembolism 75

7. Arterial Testing in the Vascular Laboratory 92

8. Venous Testing in the Vascular Laboratory 109

9. Perioperative Management of Vascular Surgery 115

10. Unusual Vascular Diseases 124

11. Leg Ulcerations 141

12. Clinical Evaluation of Peripheral Arterial Disease—Lower Extremity 149

13. Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease: Natural History Epidemiology and Prognosis 156

14. Medical Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease 163

15. Acute Arterial Disorders 169

16. Aortic Aneurysms 186

17. Aortic Dissection and Dissection-Like Syndromes 194

18. Renal and Mesenteric Artery Disease 201

19. Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke 212

20. Patient Selection and Diagnosis for Endovascular Procedures 221

21. Endovascular Techniques I: Catheters and Diagnostic Angiography 226

22. Endovascular Techniques II: Wires Balloons and Stents 234

23. Aortoiliac Intervention 239

24. Diseases of the Aorta 244

25. Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting 251

26. Endovascular Treatment of Renal and Mesenteric Arterial Stenosis 259

27. Endovascular Therapy for Brachiocephalic Vessels 267

28. Endovascular Treatment of Lower Extremity Occlusive Arterial Disease 277

29. Thrombolytic Therapy for Arterial and Venous Occlusive Disease 285

30. Endovascular Treatment of Venous Disease 293

31. Complications of Endovascular Procedures 302

Answers 313

Index 321

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Author Information

Thom W. Rooke, MD, Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Timothy M. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FACC, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Michael R. Jaff, DO, Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The Wiley Advantage

Vascular Medicine is an exploding field, with rapidly escalating interest and technological sophistication

  • Endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology and edited by principle opinion leaders
  • This is the core text for the American Board of Vascular Medicine Examinations for Certification in Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Medicine
  • Stand-alone educational reference for those working in this hot area that do not attend the course
  • Chapters cover the full spectrum of vascular topics and include multiple-choice questions
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“This is an excellent resource for physicians training in noncardiac vascular medicine, surgical residents, or other physicians who are interested in learning the fundamentals of vascular medicine and endovascular medicine.” (Doody's Reviews)
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