Endovascular Surgery

  • Sushil K. Gupta
  • Nissage Cadet
  • Thomas K. Whang


The quest to recanalize occluded peripheral arteries began in the 19th and early 20th century and benefitted significantly from the discovery of anticoagulation drugs such as heparin and dicumarol. The first successful disobliteration by thromboendarterectomy was reported by Dos Santos in 19461 and later popularized by Wylie2 and others in the 1950s. The field of vascular surgery experienced accelerated growth with thrombo-endarterectomy and reconstructive arterial bypasses.


Balloon Angioplasty Ankle Brachial Index Secondary Life Burr Size Endovascular Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sushil K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Nissage Cadet
    • 1
  • Thomas K. Whang
    • 1
  1. 1.Metro West Medical CenterFarminghamUSA

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