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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
Poll 01/03/2019 – 31/03/2019

The chronic mesenteric ischemia

Patient’s characteristics

 

Gender: Female

Age: 69 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, Dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease (DES deployment 2 years ago)

Symptoms:  Postprandial pain

Previous abdominal operations: None

DUS: Occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery

Recorded video case

Step by step isolated aortomesenteric bypass for chronic visceral ischemia

This video summarizes in 3 minutes all important steps to perform an isolated antegrade aortomesenteric bypass. The patient had a chronic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery and underwent a primary stenting of a high-grade stenosis of the celiac trunk (CT). The endovascular recanalization of the SMA at that time was not feasible. The CT-stent occluded 8 months postimplantation with a complete thrombosis of the hepatic artery as well. The splenic artery arose from the aorta directly.

November 8, 2018 2 Comments
Technical note

SMA occlusion: when open, when endo and how?

This presentation includes important clinical and anatomic issues, which play a relevant role in the decision making between open surgical and endovascular treatment of the SMA occlusion. Which technique is appropriate for open surgical revascularization? Which material should be used as bypass or patch? When should you go for an endovascular-first approach? Which kind of stents? Do we have evidence? All these questions are answered in this presentation.

June 16, 2018 No Comments