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January 1956

Correlation of Angiography with Surgical Treatment of Vascular Diseases

Author Affiliations

New York
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, New York University College of Medicine; Attending Surgeon and Chief of the Vascular Clinic, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York.

AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(1):118-121. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270190120013

The subject matter I present today overlaps to some extent that discussed by other speakers. Medicine and surgery, however, constantly overlap, especially in such specialties as vascular diseases. Discussion of these subjects from different viewpoints in many ways is good, because it permits various thought slants on the matter presented. My study of the use of angiography may be somewhat primary for this group. The number of patients, however, who arrive in our Clinic misdiagnosed indicates that one of the most important modalities for the interpretation of cardiovascular disease has not been utilized as much as it should be. This paper's purpose is to stress the importance of angiography, particularly before one elects and selects surgical intervention as the treatment of choice. I shall discuss, therefore, various lesions of the vascular system from a diagnostic and prognostic standpoint, their delineation by angiography, and the use of this method in the

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