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Case report

Endovascular repair of a complex symptomatic dissecting aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery

Isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is rare and remains the most common reason for aneurysmal degeneration of the vessel. The treatment is challenging and not standardized. We present the case of a 50-year old male presented with a 3.3 cm dissecting aneurysm of the SMA and epigastric pain of moderate severity.

May 20, 2019 No Comments
E-Poster

TCAR: PUSHING CAS TO THE PIPELINE. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A PROSPECTIVE COHORT.

TCAR is a hibryd option for CAS offering the best cerebral protection with reverse flow system engaging the common carotid artery with the contralateral common femoral vein. The Roadster Trial has the best data never published regarding Peri-operative neurological events for a prospective multicentre Trial. The procedure could be perform under local anesthesia with the patient copletely awake.

May 10, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

Endovascular Aortic Arch replacement with Kawasumi Najuta Thoracic Stent Graft System

Endovascular treatment with custom made Najuta device of a 61mm saccular aortic arch aneurysm after carotid-carotid-subclavian by pass.
Previous surgical correction of 81 mm pararenal aortic aneurysm with extraperitoneal approach.

May 10, 2019 No Comments
Question to the Vascupedians

Pseudoaneurysm of a superior mesenteric artery branch with an artery-to-portal vein fistula.

This work could be of interest because the clinical scenario represents a rare entity. Moreover the endovascular technique of coil embolization required particular attention to avoid distal coils embolization into the portal vein due to the high-flow of the arterovenous fistula.

May 10, 2019 No Comments
E-Poster

Endovenous treatment of acute iliofemoral vein thrombosis with aspiration thrombectomy catheter – early clinical outcomes

The acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects many in- and out-hospital patients. The vast majority of these patients are treated conservatively. At this study, the safety and efficacy of an aspiration thrombectomy catheter was evaluated and showed promising results regarding clot removal for the treatment of acute DVT. E-poster presented at EVF 2018 in Athens.

May 9, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

Right visceral rotation

Dr. Alan B Lumsden (Houston Methodist, DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center) presents in a unique video step by step how to perform a right visceral rotation for the removal of an IVC filter penetrating the aorta and creating aortic dissection.

May 6, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

Left visceral rotation

Dr. Alan B Lumsden (Houston Methodist, DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center) presents step by step how to perform a left visceral rotation for the treatment of aortic diseases

May 6, 2019 No Comments
Poll 01/05/2019 – 31/05/2019

The radiation exposure

Since January 2018, employers in the U.K and Europe have had to comply with their duties under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, IRR17. Previous to this most health trusts working with ionising radiation followed IRR99.

The main changes since the last edition (IRR99) that affect the operator:

  • The dose limit for exposure to the lens of the eye has been reduced from 150 mSv to 20 mSv in a year. This is usually assessed using forehead monitoring bands.

It is the duty of the operator to control methods for restricting exposure to ionising radiation by use of distance and shielding etc.

Clinical investigation

The value of peripheral arterial IVUS in decision making

Despite the continuous development of endovascular modalities we still base our therapy in conventional angiographic imaging. IVUS might help us, however, to better understand the characteristics of the disease and guide our treatment. This presentation summarizes the value of peripheral arterial IVUS in our decision making process.

April 17, 2019 1 Comment
Case report

Complex multi stage thoracoabdominal aneurysm correction. Branched endograft with forced femoral access and flap perforation

acute type B aortic dissection with thoracic aortic aneurysm. no proximal sealing zone for TEVAR landing and dilated ascending aorta.

-Car-car-sub by pass
-Ascending aortic replacement, ascending to innominate by pass and TEVAR

@ control CTA fast aneurysm enlargement

4 inner branches (two antegrade and two retrograde) custom made endograft.
access to RRA through hole performed in the lamella
forced femoral access (no arch vessel available) with steerable sheat

April 13, 2019 2 Comments
Basic vascular surgery skills

Aortic aneurysm repair

This is a step by step video of the open surgical of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a tube Dacron graft through a median laparotomy. In this video, you will learn the surgical exposure of the aneurysm, the clamping and opening of the aneurysm sac, how to deal with the lumbar arteries, the proximal and distal anastomosis and how to close the abdomen by the right way.

April 2, 2019 No Comments
Poll 01/04/2019 – 30/04/2019

The AV access salvage procedure

Gender: Male

Age: 75 years old

Comorbidity: End-Stage Renal Disease, Diabetes, Arterial hypertension, Dyslipidemia, on hemodialysis in the last 5 years

Symptoms:  Acute occlusion of a surgically created left-sided brachial cephalic AV fistula

Live case

Step by step implantation of the first EVAR stent-graft with divided main body

This is a recorded case of the new Altura stent graft (Lombard). The device has kept well-known features of previous EVAR devices such as active suprarenal fixation, a fabric graft, and a robust nitinol stent. The flexibility produced by the division of the main body has the potential to significantly improve many issues of EVAR performance.

March 25, 2019 No Comments
Review of the literature

Abdominal compartment syndrome after EVAR: a serious issue

Dr. Martin Björck (Uppsala University, Sweden) summarizes in this presentation all important clinical and therapeutic aspects of abdominal compartment syndrome after EVAR for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Moreover, the author discusses the clinical consequences of ACS and provides important recommendations about monitoring techniques and treatment.

Basic vascular surgery skills

AV Fistula – Basic vascular surgery skills

In this video you will learn to create an AV fistula in the area of the elbow:
from skin incision to vessel preparation, anastomosis and wound closure.

March 24, 2019 3 Comments
Technical note

Endovascular revascularisation of left brachiocephalic vein with covered balloon-expandable stent

A 36 y.o. female with a right brachial-cephalic upper arm direct hemodialysis access presented with symptoms of central venous hypertension due to severe stenosis at the transition between the right brachiocephalic vein and the SCV. After PTV of the lesion, due to residual stenosis, a balloon-expandable covered stent (BeGraft Peripheral, Bentley) was deployed restoring the lumen. The CT-angiography performed 19 months later confirmed the patency of the stent-graft.

March 11, 2019 No Comments

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