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In this issue of Vascular Rounds Fall 2018, Doctors Rabih Chaer, Mohammad H. Eslami, Eric Hager, Steven Leers, Michael Madigan, Kyle Markel, Ryan McEnaney, Michael Singh, Natalie Sridharan, Kevin Yang, Theodore H. Yuo discuss blunt traumatic innominate artery injuries in a Polytrauma patient, and provide an endovascular approach to treatment. The Doctors also describe how to manage venous outflow stenosis with open surgical techniques, and talk about chronic limb-threatening ischemia-infected gangrene.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Identify Blunt Aortic Injuries and implement appropriate treatments
  • Identify and implement appropriate treatment options for patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia 
  • Recall endovascular treatment options for blunt traumatic innominate artery injuries
  • Explain the surgical techniques for treating venous outflow stenosis  
  • Recognize the symptoms and treatment options for Chronic Venous Obstruction


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

  • Other: Speaker for Boston Scientific/Principal Investigator for the quick venous stent trial

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

  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Medtronic, Inc. 

Dr. Mohammad H. Eslami, Dr. Eric Hager, Dr. Steven Leers, Dr. Michael Madigan, Dr. Kyle Markel, Dr. Ryan McEnaney, Dr. Natalie Sridharan, Dr. Kevin Yang, Dr. Theodore H. Yuo have all reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 11/2/2018 | Last Modified On: 1/13/2020 | Expires: 12/16/2020

This course has been expired.