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IVUS vs Angiography in patients with peripheral vascular disease

Dr Konstantinos Stavroulakis (St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, DE) discusses Angiography alone in the lower limb - First results comparing IVUS and angiography in the leg. Questions : 1.What was the need for comparing IVUS and angiography in the leg? 2.What are your findings to date and what conclusions (if any) can be made? 3.What further data should be anticipated from the trial? 4.What further research, in your opinion, is needed? Source: https://www.radcliffevascular.com
Case report

Ministernotomy for ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement with left carotid artery, right carotid artery and left axillary artery debranching.

Clinical Summary
– 28 year old male
– Traumatic aortic injury (TAI)
– Endovascular treatment
Complications
– Aortic arch and brachiocephalic trunk dissection
– Right carotid artery and left sublcavian artery occlusion
– Stroke
– Orthostatic Hypotension (Extracranial Steal Syndromes from Disease of the Aortic Branches?)
Surgery Technique
– Femoro-femoral and right axillary artery cannulation
– The aorta was accessed through a Ministernotomy

February 7, 2019 No Comments
Vascular images

Step-by-Step. OFF-PUMP TRIPLE EXTRA-ANATOMICAL BY-PASS

1. The heart is accessed through a full midline sternotomy
2. An off-pump coronary artery bypass graft is performed on the left anterior descending artery using a saphenous vein graft and 7-0 prolene continuous suture
3. The aorta is partially clamped with a side clamp and is opened through a longitudinal incision, about 2 cm length
4. A prosthesis is sutured onto the aorta with a continuous 4-0 prolene suture
5. One branch of the prosthesis is passed behind the ascending aorta,

August 8, 2018 1 Comment