Natalie A Marks

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OBJECTIVE To assess the results of angioplasty and stent placement under duplex guidance for failing grafts. METHODS Over 22 months, 25 patients (72% males) with a mean age of 74+/-10 years presented to our institution with a failing infrainguinal bypass. The site of the most significant stenotic lesion was in the inflow in four cases, conduit in 18 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Venous outflow obstruction may play a role in patients with chronic venous stasis symptoms who fail to improve despite conventional modalities of treatment that focus on the reflux component of the disease with little attention to the possibility of an obstructive component. The introduction of minimally invasive venous stenting using venography(More)
Carotid artery balloon angioplasty and stenting (CBAS) is gaining popularity as an adequate alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in selected patients. Unfortunately, the substantial amount of contrast media used for CBAS, traditionally performed under fluoroscopic guidance, may impair renal function in patients with diabetes or ones with elevated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed whether the duplex ultrasound (DUS)-derived gray-scale median (GSM) of the most six distal portion of the occluded femoral-popliteal arterial segment can predict success of lumen re-entry for subintimal angioplasty. METHODS During the last 3 years, 108 patients (62% men) with a mean age of 73 +/- 10 years underwent 116(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia is commonly treated by surgical exploration and open thrombectomy. Very few reports describe using newer, minimally invasive methods which utilize catheter-based mechanical and pharmacological thrombolysis. Herein, we report a case of acute superior mesenteric embolism successfully treated with AngioJet hydrodynamic mechanical(More)
BACKGROUND The published results of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) patients are contradictory, mostly because of the relatively small number of patients in these studies. To better assess the neurologic complications and mortality, we reviewed a recent and substantially larger series of CRI patients who underwent CEAs. (More)
PURPOSE The placement of central catheters is a common procedure. It is also associated with multiple known complications. One of the potential complications that carry high morbidity and morality is arterial puncture and cannulation. Herein, we describe five case reports of a central line that was inadvertently placed in the subclavian artery and(More)
We have noted a significant incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and mortality associated with upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). Since there is an association between site of lower extremity DVT (LEDVT) and PE, we hypothesized that there might also be a correlation between site of UEDVT and PE with associated mortality. To further elucidate(More)
Owing to the overall poor medical health of patients with end-stage renal disease, we have sought alternatives to the use of general anesthesia for access procedures. Furthermore, since local anesthesia (1) does not offer the motor block that is sometimes desired and (2) can be difficult to maintain when a large amount of vein needs to be transposed, we(More)
Introduction. In an attempt to identify the concerns of vascular fellows regarding their training in vascular surgery, we conducted a survey consisting of 22 questions at an annual national meeting from 2004 to 2007. Methods. The fellows were asked to assess various aspects of their training as excellent, satisfactory, or mixed. Results. 76% were satisfied(More)