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IVUS vs Angio – Introduction to Intravascular Ultrasound

Dr Lichtenberg and Dr Stavroulakis discuss the IVUS technical characteristics and the rationale for using IVUS to complement angiography in PAD intervention.
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LINC 2020: Prestige Pilot study — IVUS guided atherectomy and DCB therapy Dr Michael Lichtenberg

Dr Michael Lichtenberg (Vascular Centre Clinic Arnsberg, Arnsberg, DE) discusses the latest findings from the Prestige Pilot study. Prestige Pilot investigates if a lesion preparation strategy with Phoenix® atherectomy before DCB (drug coated balloon) usage in patients with PAD (peripheral artery disease) Rutherford Stage 4-5 and mild/moderate/severe calcium can improve outcomes including patency and limb salvage and evaluate safety and performance of the combination therapy.
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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
Recorded video case

IVUS guided kissing endovascular lithoplasty and bare-metal-stent implantation for a coral reef aortic stenosis in visceral segment

Recorded case of a 72 yrs old woman with CLTI (Rutherford V,  TASC D lesion), not suitable for open repair, treated in a hybrid setting with IVUS guided kissing endovascular lithoplasty and bare-metal-stent implantation for a coral reef aortic stenosis in visceral segment, with a stent-graft for the right CIA and bare-metal-stent for the right CEA for the iliac high-grade stenosis and a femorofemoral bypass.

May 14, 2020 No Comments
Poll 05/09/2019 – 30/09/2019

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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 1 Comment
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
Live case

Two different techniques for retrograde infrainguinal CTO recanalization

This live case demonstrates two different techniques of retrograde recanalization: through collaterals of the CTO and through a retrograde tibial puncture. Moreover, you will see tips and tricks about the snaring of the wire and the further steps of such a procedure. Finally, the intervention was performed with CO2 angiography due to the chronic kidney disease of this patient suffering from chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI).

November 26, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

Preloaded custom-made fEVAR. Step by step procedure

Preloaded custom-made fEVAR (Cook) in a 63 y.o. male with pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysm 55 mm. This video shows all the procedural steps and the CT scan at 1 month.

– Chronic ischaemic heart disease with left ventricular apex aneurysm
– Left mild intermittent claudication 500 mt (Left common iliac artery chronic occlusion)
– COPD
– Chronic celiac artery occlusion

We used Begraft 10×37 in SMA, 8×27 for left renal and 7×18 in right renal.

November 21, 2018 No Comments
Recorded video case

Emergency triple chimney in a patient with giant symptomatic pararenal pseudoaneurysm and subsequent gutter embolization

We report a case of pararenal pseudoaneurysm endovascular correction with triple chimney technique and the following gutter embolization procedure

Key points:

-Previous fEVAR attempt (failed because of extremely tortuous accesses)
-Emergency procedure during the night
-Bilateral percutaneous femoral access
-Double axillary puncture on both sides
-Challenging endograft advancement on through and through guidewire
-Triple ChEVAR (SMA, RRA, LRA)
-Subsequent gutter embolization

November 18, 2018 3 Comments