Christopher J. Marrocco

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OBJECTIVE Endoluminal treatment of symptomatic varicose veins (VV) reduces or eliminates inpatient hospital stays, lowers complication rates, and increases revenue for vein care centers adopting the technique. This study compares the outcomes and economics of two treatments for VV. METHODS Since May 2007, endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of(More)
Conventional treatment of chronic venous disease with ulceration is layered compression dressings. Saphenous vein stripping is reserved for recurrent or nonhealing ulcers. This study examines outcomes of aggressive endovenous therapy in promoting ulcer healing and/or preventing ulcer recurrence. The role of additional perforator vein ablation also is(More)
Designed to treat degenerative aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, endovascular stent-grafts have been increasingly employed as an off-label emergency treatment for blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). In this review we explore the controversies associated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for BTAI. Early versus delayed treatment(More)
The current paradigm for the treatment of chronic type B aortic dissection involves primarily medical treatment. The patients are then followed for sequelae like progressive dissection or aneurysmal degeneration, selecting this subgroup for further intervention. The European Collaborator Registry, the Talent Thoracic Retrospective Registry, and several(More)
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