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In this issue of Vascular Rounds, several specialists join together to discuss studies, treatments, cutting edge therapies and new advances in heart and vascular medicine.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss side effects for VEGF intramuscular therapy
  • Describe how a popliteal artery aneurysm commonly presents
  • List treatment strategies in managing symptomatic carotid stenosis

Reading Resources:

  1. Jim J, Dillavou ED, Upchurch GR Jr, Osborne NH, Kenwood CT, Siami FS, White RA, Ricotta JJ 2nd; SVS Outcomes Committee.Gender-specific 30-day outcomes after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Registry. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar;59(3):742-8.
  2. Taha AG, Byrne RM, Avgerinos ED, Marone LK, Makaroun MS, Chaer RA. Comparative effectiveness of endovascular versus surgical revascularization for acute lower extremity ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul 28. pii: S0741-5214(14)01277-4.
  3. McEnaney RM, Shukla A, Madigan MC, Sachdev U, Tzeng E. Nucleotide receptor mediates arteriogenesis in a murine model of hind limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul 31.


Dr. Marone has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Abbott, ABIOMED

Drs. Sachdev, Avgerinos, Jeyabalan and Dillavou have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/3/2014 | Last Modified On: 10/3/2014 | Expires: 10/2/2015

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