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Recorded video case

Retrograde femoropopliteal recanalization through the dorsal pedal artery

This case demonstrates the recanalization of the femoropopliteal artery in a patient with CLTI. The reason for the solely retrograde approach was a Y-graft for AAA having the anastomoses at both common femoral arteries, the above-knee amputation of the contralateral limb and the extent of the disease. Primary stent implantation was performed by using the Pulsar-18 (Biotronik) bare-metal stent, which has a 4Fr profile and a proven efficacy according to the 4EVER trial.

July 14, 2019 No Comments
Recorded video case

TUTORIAL VIDEO: Venous arterialization using conventional “off-the-shelf” devices

Although we favor a more distal location of the AVF to circumvent the need to use covered stent extensions to destroy the valves and avoid bleeding off venous flow via collaterals, sometimes (e.g. due to extreme vessel calcification) it is unavoidable to have to look for a more proximal inflow. The versatility of the VAST maneuver allows to perform a proximal DVA at the origin of the PT artery with conventional off-the-shelf devices.”

JEVT 2019 Apr;26(2):213-218
JEVT 2019 Jun;26(3):427-428

July 7, 2019 No Comments
Awareness

The power of surgical drawings

This presentation aims to highlight the usefulness of surgical drawing in practice. It sums up experiences, planning and real cases of the past 5 years of practice in vascular surgery. As I got tremendous positive feedback from patients, colleagues, GP's, relatives and artists, I decided to share this experience with the vascular community.

June 13, 2019 1 Comment
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
Poll 02/02/2019 – 28/02/2019

The acute limb ischemia

Patient’s characteristics

Gender: Female

Age: 65 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, Dyslipidemia

Symptoms:  Acute onset of claudication (<2 weeks), Rutherford class 3 of the left limb

Previous operations: None

ABI: 0.5

DUS: Occlusion of the left popliteal artery

Review of the literature

Drug-Coated balloons in BTK: Where do we stand and what are the open questions?

This presentations gives a critical overview of the Drug-coated balloons in the BTK-area. Where do we stand and what are the open questions. Review of all available studies and the literature.

January 28, 2019 No Comments
Clinical investigation

24-month outcomes in the EVOLUTION study: Investigating the iVolution stent in femoropopliteal lesions

Investigating the iVolution 3rd generation nitinol stent in TASC A&B femoropopliteal lesions : 24-month outcomes in the EVOLUTION study, first presented at LINC 2019.

January 28, 2019 No Comments
Clinical investigation

Final 12-month results of the ZILVERPASS-RCT of ZILVER PTX vs. bypass

ZILVER PTX treatment versus bypass surgery for the treatment of TASC C&D fempop lesions.
Final 12-month results of the ZILVERPASS study, first presented at LINC 2019.

January 28, 2019 No Comments
Technical note

Retrograde access for tibioperoneal interventions: tips and tricks

Dr. Fadi Saab (Interventional cardiologist) demonstrates important technical steps for the optimization of tibioperoneal interventions in patients with critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). In this video, you will find information about the steps of retrograde puncture, important tips, the explanation of CTOP classification and many other technical issues. Moreover, the experts discuss the feasibility and safety of retrograde puncture and share their experience on the CLTI treatment

January 20, 2019 No Comments
Awareness

VRTD 2: Association between PTX-coated devices and overall mortality

This is an exclusive interview with the first three authors (Dr. Katsanos, Dr. Spiliopoulos, Dr. Kitrou) of the paper entitled 'Risk of Death Following Application of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery of the Leg: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials' (J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Dec 18;7(24):e011245). The authors answered relevant questions about the impact of their findings and the future of PTX-eluting devices.

January 11, 2019 6 Comments