Interventional Radiologists were the inventors and pioneers of minimally invasive therapies for vascular diseases with the angioplasty and the catheter delivered stent.
Interventional Radiologists are medical specialists with extensive training in vascular disease diagnosis, management and treatments. Within the US, Canada, UK and Europe, interventional radiology is a recognised medical specialty with board certification in both vascular and interventional radiology.
Associate Professor Lyon holds the European Board of Interventional Radiology qualification (EBIR) and is now an examiner for the EBIR. He is also recognised through the Australian New Zealand conjoint committee in peripheral endovascular therapy (CoPET) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology/Interventional Radiology Society of Australia (RANZCR/IRSA).
Vascular Disease is essentially the reduced circulation of blood flow to any part of the body. This is most commonly seen through the systemic disease, atherosclerosis. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include diabetes mellitus, smoking, family history and others.
Symptoms of vascular disease include: claudication (muscular pain on walking), pins and needles, coldness of limb, ulceration, gangrene, strokes and chest pain. There are of course other causes of vascular disease.
Management of vascular disease includes;
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