Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

What is peripheral arterial disease PAD? All arteries that do not supply the heart or directly supply the brain are peripheral arteries. This diagram to your left shows these arteries. Many conditions can affect the walls of these arteries and cause the arteries to narrow or obstruct. This is peripheral arterial disease. Common conditions that increase a person’s risk of peripheral arterial […]

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Maintenance Of Hemodialysis Accesses.

What Are Hemodialysis Accesses? The kidneys eliminate excess water and impurities from the body. When they fail the body retains the impurities and water making the patient sick. The best treatment for renal failure is renal transplant, but for several reasons this is not always practicable. 2 substitutes, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are available to keep patients alive. […]

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

What are fibroids? Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that have near-zero risk of becoming cancerous. The uterus could have one or several fibroids located in any of its different layers. Like the uterus, the growth of fibroids is influenced by circulating female hormones. For this reason, fibroids and the problems they cause are com- mon in […]

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Hemodialysis Access Maintenance: Case 3. Ken U. Ekechukwu, MD, MPH, FACP.

I use this case to illustrate when to end an intervention and avoid harming the patient. “Better is the enemy of good” is a truism among interventional radiologists. In trying to improve the outcome of an intervention by doing more, terrible things may happen and foul earlier efforts. This was a patient with a failed arteriovenous […]

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