Jonathan Amahl Higgins

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OBJECTIVE The Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) graft is becoming a recognized alternative to lower extremity arteriovenous grafts (LEAVGs) as an option for patients who have exhausted traditional upper extremity access; however, which should be applied preferentially is unclear. METHODS A retrospective review of LEAVG and HeRO implants from January(More)
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare form of aortic vasculitis, typically described in young Asian females. In this article, we report a unique presentation of type V Takayasu's arteritis in a Hispanic male. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Takayasu's arteritis presenting with the triad of angina, amaurosis fugax, and subclavian steal(More)
INTRODUCTION We seek to determine whether vascular closure devices (VCDs) are safe and effective for brachial artery access. METHODS A retrospective review of brachial artery access using either manual compression (MC) or a VCD for hemostasis from November 2005 to February 2011 was performed. RESULTS Brachial artery access was performed on 154 limbs: MC(More)
The distal revascularization and interval ligation procedure is commonly performed for steal syndrome in upper arm arteriovenous accesses and is rarely performed in the forearm. We present a case of distal revascularization and interval ligation procedure performed for a 60-year-old male who presented with a 3-month history of a nonhealing ulcer of his left(More)