Thomas Forbes

Dr. Forbes’ undergraduate, medical school, and residency training was completed at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He continued his Pediatric Cardiology training at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor University Medical Center in Houston, Tx and completed a year in interventional cardiology training at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University in 1997. He joined Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University in the fall of 1997. His primary interest is in Congenital/Structural Interventional cardiology, authoring over 50 papers and 2 chapters in this area. He assisted in the development of the Genesis XD stent (Cordis, corp, Warren, NJ) and serves as the coordinating center for the Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium (CCISC), which is currently the largest Pediatric Interventional Consortium group in the world.

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The field of performing transcatheter interventions to treat vascular lesions has exploded over the past 20 years. Not only has the technology changed, especially in the arena of balloon/stent devices, but the techniques of approaching complex lesions has evolved over the past decade. Lesions that no one would have imagined treating back in the 1990's are now being done routinely in the catheterization suite. This book provides an update on the current techniques and devices used to treat a wide variety of lesions. Though, at first, the outward appearance of the topics appears to be varied, they are all related by the common thread of treating vascular lesions. We hope, by publishing this book, to accomplish two things: First, to offer insight from experts in their field to treat, both medically and procedurally, complex vascular lesions that we frequently encounter. Secondly, we hope to promote increased communication between areas of medicine that frequently don't communicate, between adult interventional cardiologists, pediatric interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and neurosurgeons. Much can be learned from our respective colleagues in these areas which can further our own world of interventions.

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