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Welcome to the Polling Station of Vascupedia. Every first of the month and during all the month, you can vote on a new topic of great interest. The results of the voting will illuminate the current practice and needs in the treatment of vascular diseases worldwide.


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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

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Question # 1

Do you think that isolated SMA occlusion can cause mesenteric ischemia?
  • Yes

  • No

Next Question

Which would be your primary SMA revascularization method?
  • Endovascular

  • Surgery

  • Hybrid

Next Question

In case of endovascular therapy, which is your primary access vessel
  • Common femoral

  • Upper extremity

Next Question

Which is your primary endovascular treatment option?
  • Bare Metal Stent

  • Stent Graft

  • Drug eluting stent

  • Plain Angioplasty

  • Drug coated balloon angioplasty

  • Vessel prep and drug coated balloon angioplasty

Next Question

Which conduit do you prefer for surgical reconstructions?
  • Great saphenous vein

  • Synthetic conduit

Next Question

In case of severe calcification of the aorta which surgical revasculariation option do you favor?
  • Antegrade bypass

  • Iliac-mesenteric bypass

  • Hybrid revascularization (retrograde endo treatment)

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