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Board Review Vascular

Bypassing the Obstruction - an Open Highway

Cameron Akbari, MD, MBA

Cameron Akbari, MD, MBA discusses surgical options available to treat atherosclerosis in the ischemic patient. Dr Akbari discusses and compares open revascularization and endovascular bypass techniques. Atherosclerosis in the diabetic patient is presented in detail. Images of angiograms and intra-operative procedures are included.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the multiple open bypass options available to treat lower extremity ischemia and their 5 year patency rates.
  2. To discuss the importance of revascularization in an ischemic, diabetic patient.
  3. Understand quality of life gains obtained by successful revascularization.
  4. Review endovascular techniques and how they compare to open bypass revascularization.
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  • Author
  • Cameron Akbari, MD, MBA

    Washington Hospital Center
    Washington, DC

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