Establishing an Endovascular Service

  • Rodney A. White
  • Thomas J. Fogarty


The components of an idealized endovascular service are described in many areas throughout this text. Although institutions desire to form endovascular services with significant forethought and planning, in most cases they evolve based on the expertise of individual clinicians who have an interest in adapting newer treatment methods to specific illnesses that occur in the particular patient population. In many cases, this may have occurred as interventional radiologists applied their diagnostic imaging and catheter-based skills to the percutaneous treatment of vascular lesions. In addition, peripheral endovascular methods have been applied by surgeons who have maintained their diagnostic radiographic skills and began to use endovascular methods as techniques evolved. Cardiologists also treat peripheral vascular lesions. They use the peripheral vessels to improve access for cardiac interventions or as a part of a combined peripheral and coronary intervention.


Endovascular Therapy Patient Schedule Endovascular Device Peripheral Vascular Intervention Full Anesthesia 
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  • Rodney A. White
  • Thomas J. Fogarty

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