Main arena

Welcome to the Main Arena of Vascupedia. Here you can share your experience, express your opinion, participate in discussions and expand your knowledge. You can upload your presentation (case report, recorded video cases, lecture) or comment on posts of your colleagues. Your active participation will contribute to the education experience of all vascular specialists and will improve vascular care worldwide.

Awareness

Ruptured Aneurysm Protocol: Lessons From a Busy Aortic Center

Dr. Benjamin Starnes (Seattle, WA, USA) demonstrates all important features of a well-organized and 'busy' aortic center and analyzes the added value of centralization of the aortic treatment. Moreover, Dr. Starnes summarizes all lessons learned during the establishment of the aortic center, which may help physicians to further optimize the EVAR outcomes in the treatment of ruptured AAAs.

Review of the literature

Treatment results of descending thoracic aortic graft and endograft infection: a systematic review

Dr. Andrea Kahlberg (Milan, Italy) provides a comprehensive overview of their paper about the treatment strategies and outcomes of openr repair in case fo infected graft and endograft infections in the descending aorta.

Review of the literature

Cholesterol, arterial inflammation and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaque: new indications and new weapons

Prof. Alberto Cossini (Milan, Italy) provides an overview of the current guidelines about the LDL levels, explains the mechanism of action of the PCSK9 inhibitors and discusses novel therapies for lipids disorders.

Awareness

Taking Care of Your Aorta in Marfan syndrome

Dr. Alan Braverman presents an overview about the aorta in Marfan syndrome and related conditions:
1. The aorta 101: Anatomy & physiology
2. How to image the aorta
3. Medical therapy for the aorta
4. Exercise & pregnancy in genetic aortic conditions
5. Timing of aortic surgery for AA
6. Aortic dissection: symptoms, treatment and follow-up
This Video is part of the virtual medical symposium series by the Marfan Foundation.

February 15, 2019 No Comments
Awareness

Marfan 101: Understanding the basics

Dr. Luciana Young, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Washington School of Medicine, Director of Echocardiography at Seattle Children's Hospital presents an overview of Marfan syndrome including what causes this condition, who is affected and what are common signs.
This Video is part of the virtual medical symposium series by the Marfan Foundation.

February 14, 2019 No Comments
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
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

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