What is a Catheterization? Catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat various forms of arterial and venous disease. The procedure is performed in an area of the practice called the catheterization laboratory, or “cath lab.” A doctor who specializes in performing this procedure will insert long, thin tubes called catheters into blood vessels…
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Study looking at quality of life after vascular surgery in about 500 patients noted that quality of life significantly decreased 2 weeks after wound complications from the surgery itself. Referenced from: J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul 26. pii: S0741-5214(16)30396-2. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2016.05.068
Recent study looking at treatment of occluded arteries below knee suggests that stenting at all times may not be best idea. Stents when used os “as needed” basis had similar result. 🙂 Referenced from: J Endovasc Ther. 2015 Oct;22(5):690-7. doi: 10.1177/1526602815598955. Epub 2015 Aug 5.