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November 16, 1994

Vascular Diseases: Surgical and Interventional Therapy, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, Mass


edited by D. Eugene Strandness, Jr, and Arina van Breda, 1269 pp, with illus, $295, ISBN 0-443-08841-1, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1994.

JAMA. 1994;272(19):1554. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520190100051

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A series of interdependent advances in knowledge and technology over recent years has fueled significant progress in management of diseases of the peripheral arteries and veins. Contributions have come from many sources but most importantly from vascular surgeons and interventional vascular radiologists working separately and increasingly together. Advances in traditional surgical strategies of thromboendarterectomy, resection, and bypass have been supplemented by growth of endovascular therapeutic modalities such as fibrinolysis, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, atherectomy, stenting, and recent pioneering efforts at intraluminal prosthetic grafting. Over the last several years, it has become abundantly clear that vascular therapy is best when involved physicians from all disciplines work together to bring their techniques and expertise to bear on the chronic complexities and challenges of vascular disease. Since vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists have found themselves working together on nearly every patient with vascular disease, it is remarkable that a significant text combining the wisdom

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