Review ArticlesA Nonsurgical Approach to Mesenteric Vascular DiseaseTabriziani, Hossein MD, FACP, FASN*; Ahmad, Armaghan DMD†; Bergamaschi, Roberto MD‡; Frishman, William H. MD§Author Information From the *Division of Nephrology/Transplant, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA; †Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT; ‡Department of Surgery, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY; and §Department of Medicine, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Hossein Tabriziani, MD, FACP, FASN, 11234 Andreson St, MC-1521, Lorna Linda, CA 92354. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cardiology in Review: March/April 2018 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 99-106 doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000180 Buy Erratum Metrics Abstract Mesenteric ischemia is a rare disorder, with considerably high morbidity and mortality rates. It can manifest in several ways, including acute mesenteric ischemia, chronic mesenteric ischemia, nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia, mesenteric venous thrombosis, and colonic ischemia. Of these, acute mesenteric ischemia is the most severe form of intestinal ischemia, with a high mortality rate. The mainstay of therapy for mesenteric ischemia is surgical exploration and resection of infarcted bowel; however, medical therapy can play an important adjunctive role. When diagnosed early, before bowel infarction, endovascular therapy can be used as the primary treatment option. Endovascular therapy includes catheter-based thrombolysis, thromboembolectomy, and stenting. Vasodilators also play an important role in the early management of mesenteric ischemia. Anticoagulation is the main form of therapy in mesenteric venous thrombosis. Erratum Via this erratum, Deepika Narasimha, MD, of the Division of Cardiology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, is being added as the third author. Cardiology in Review. 26(4):218, July/August 2018. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.