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Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
Diagnostic  and  surgical  procedures  for  the  treatment  of
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  • 1. Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Vascular Diseases By Marjorie Smith
  • 2. Angiography
    • A diagnostic procedure to examine blood vessels
    • X-ray of blood vessels using an opaque medium
    • Can be performed on the Aorta, Heart or Brain
  • 3. Angiography
    • A catheter is inserted in the femoral vein
    • Next it is pass up until it reaches the heart
    • Once it reaches the heart the medium is released so that a x-ray may be taken
  • 4. Embolectomy
    • Embolectomy is the removal of an embolus or clot from a blood vessel
    • Embolus are clots that break off from thrombus in one area and lodge in another area
    • Embolus cut off the blood supply once they lodge in a blood vessel
    • Embolus can cause heart attacks, strokes, and pain in the affect area.
  • 5. Embolectomy
    • The embolus is located using arteriography or MRI
    • A special catheter, small catheter with an inflatable balloon on the end
    • Local anesthesia is used
                                                                                                         
  • 6. Ligation and Stripping
    • Ligation and stripping is a surgical procedure to treat varicose veins, also called phlebectomy
    • Ligation is the surgical tying off of a vein
    • Stripping is the removal of a vein
  • 7. Ligation and Stripping
    • An incision is made in the groin area
    • Affect area of the vein is closed off
    • Afterward the affected vein is removed or stripped
    • Helps to promote healthy circulation
  • 8. Works cited
    • Encyclopedia of surgery, surgeryencyclopedia.
    • com, 9-20-2011, web
    • Medical Guidelines, medicalguidelines.com
    • 9-20-2011, web
    • Fremgen, Bonnie, Suzanes S. Frucht.
    • Medical Terminology
    • A Living Language

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