MVS News & Research
The pathology of upper extremity arterial disease and the clinical presentation are a result of a variety of conditions much different than those associated with lower extremity ischemia. The greatest percent of lower extremity events are due to atherosclerosis. This is not so for the upper extremity. This difference can make diagnosis and treatment more challenging and leads to potentially poorer prognosis, however, major limb loss is rare.
The etiology of lower extremity pain in the younger population (under 40) at rest or with exercise is overwhelmingly a result of musclo sketal disorders. Patients with symptoms suggestive of claudication and a normal pulse exam may have an unusual anatomic condition known as PAES which is responsible for the symptoms and which is correctable.
Born with a condition that led to paralysis that doctors deemed untreatable, a Bolivian girl was able to walk away from her wheelchair for the first time in 4 years thanks to the help of Interventional Radiologist, Italo Linfante, M.D.
Doctors Raul G. Nogueira, M.D., Guilherme Dabus, M.D., James D. Rabinov, M.D., Christopher S. Ogilvy, M.D., Joshua A. Hirsch, M.D., and Johnny C. Pryor, M.D. explore their experience with Onyx embolization.