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This highly practical diagnostic tool is an indispensable resource for both the office and the noninvasive cardiovascular laboratory.

The accompanying CD contains images and video-clips displaying the dynamic aspects of vascular pathology to aid diagnosis and learning. Each image can be enlarged to enable the user to fully discern the main features, and for ease, the CD can be searched by image type, condition/disease or techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Samer F Najjar, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This practical reference on vascular diagnostic laboratory testing discusses the modern noninvasive modalities used in the management of peripheral vascular diseases. The editors are all cardiologists who currently are directors of prominent vascular labs in the U.S. Most of the contributors are from a medicine background with additional contributions by vascular technologists.
Purpose: The purpose is to present an updated overview of the modern methods used in the diagnosis of peripheral vascular diseases. The authors have accomplished this goal in a concise and instructive manner.
Audience: This book is principally aimed at cardiologists expanding their practice into the area of peripheral vascular medicine. However, practicing vascular surgeons as well as trainees in the fields of interventional radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery, and neurosurgery can also benefit from this book as it is rich with diagrams, color images, and case studies.
Features: The 17 short chapters are grouped into eight anatomical sections. Two chapters cover magnetic resonance and computed tomographic angiography. A useful CD-ROM contains images and video clips as well as test questions. The chapters are short (about 10 pages each), and as such are unable to stress all of the important points typically addressed in more comprehensive textbooks. For example, there is no specific section for interpretation of noninvasive lower extremity testing in diabetics and, more specifically, the utility of toe pressure measurement as an important adjunct when determining the healing potential of a diabetic foot ulcer. The book, overall, does an excellent job of simplifying many important concepts by including ample diagrams and images. It also appropriately addresses the topic of access site complications and their diagnosis.
Assessment: I enjoyed this book. It is practical, easy to read, and serves as an excellent introduction to the world of vascular laboratory noninvasive diagnosis and interpretation. The CD-ROM is an excellent additional resource. The authors achieve the goal of providing the essentials in the field. The lack of contribution by vascular surgeons is a glaring drawback, considering the long history of vascular surgeons in establishing vascular laboratories and treating peripheral vascular disease. I highly recommend it as an introductory book or as an adjunct to the larger and, thus, more comprehensive texts in the field that sometimes lack the modern images and videos provided here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405103824
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Emile R. Mohler: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Marie Gerhard-Herman: Harvard Medical School

Michael Jaff, DO

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.



Part I: Principles and Instrumentation.

Chapter 1. Principles of Vascular Laboratory testing (Marie Gerhard-Herman).

Chapter 2. Instrumentation (Michael R. Jaff and Emile R. Mohler III).

Part II: Cerebrovascular.

Chapter 3. Neurosonology (Eric Edward Smith, Karen Lisa Furie, Ferdinando S. Buonanno, Madhu B. Vijayappa and J. Philip Kistler).

Chapter 4. Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Evaluation (Marie Gerhard-Herman).

Part III: Aorta.

Chapter 5. Thoracic Aorta Imaging (Paul A. Tunick and Itzhak Kronzon).

Chapter 6. Abdominal Aorta Imaging (Emile R. Mohler III).

Part IV: Renal and Visceral.

Chapter 7. Renal Artery Duplex Ultrasonography (Michael R. Jaff).

Chapter 8. Visceral Duplex Ultrasonography (Thanila A. Macedo).

Part V: Extremity Arterial.

Chapter 9. Segmental Pressures and Pulse Volume recordings (Emile R. Mohler III).

Chapter 10. Peripheral Arterial Ultrasonography (Marie Gerhard_Herman and Emile R. Mohler III).

Chapter 11. Thoracic Outlet Evaluation (Edward Y. Woo, Julia T. Davis an Jeffrey P. Carpenter).

Part VI: Acquired and Congenital Malformations.

Chapter 12. Complications of Femoral Arterial Vascular Access (Itzhak Kronzon and Paul A. Tunick).

Chapter 13. Doppler of the Hemodialysis Fistula (Mark E. Lockhart and Michelle L. Robbin).

Part VII: Venous.

Chapter 14. Upper Extremity Venous Ultrasonography (Marie Gerhard_Herman).

Chapter 15. Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasonography (John Gocke).

Part VIII: CTA and MRA of the Vascular System.

Chapter 16. Computerized Tomographic Angiography (Corey K. Goldman).

Chapter 17. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Sanjay Rajagopalan).

Appendix 1: Appropriate ICD-9 Codes for Vascular Laboratory Tests.

Appendix 2: Example of Venous Duplex Protocol.


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