The devastating event of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients who have survived a previous AAA repair, either elective or urgent, is a feared and quite uncommon event. […]» Read more
A Systematic Review on Endovascular Repair of Isolated Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms and Suggestions Regarding Diameter Thresholds for Intervention.
Our aim is to systematically review results of endovascular aneurysm repair for isolated common iliac artery aneurysms (CIAA) regarding outcomes and to determine if changes should be made to current […]» Read more
The current guidelines recommend elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair at 5.5cm in men and 5.0cm in women. However, rupture can occur in patients with aneurysm below these size thresholds. […]» Read more
Exploring the Rapid Expansion of Office-Based Laboratories and Peripheral Vascular Interventions Across the United States.
To characterize the relationship between office-based laboratory utilization and Medicare payments for peripheral vascular interventions.Using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provider Utilization and Payment Data Public Use Files from […]» Read more
Hybrid Repair With Endovascular Debranching of the Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery for Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection in Patients With Kommerell’s Diverticulum.
Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) associated with Kommerell’s diverticulum (KD) is a common congenital arch anomaly. It can be complicated by type B aortic dissection (TBAD) or aneurysmal formation at […]» Read more
Preoperative nutritional status is independently associated with wound healing in patients undergoing open surgery for ischemic tissue loss.
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between preoperative nutritional status and wound healing in patients undergoing surgical reconstruction for ischemic tissue loss.The preoperative nutritional status of […]» Read more
Prediction of Successful Guidewire Crossing of Below-the Knee Chronic Total Occlusions using a Japanese Scoring System.
To develop a scoring system which can adequately predict a successful guidewire crossing of below-the-knee (BTK) chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in angiographic evaluation.A retrospective, multicenter, non-randomized study examined 448 consecutive […]» Read more
Contemporary Endovascular 30-Day Outcomes for Critical Limb Threatening Ischemia Relative to Surgical Bypass Grafting.
Data from 2011-2014 showed lower extremity bypass(LEB) outperforming infrainguinal endovascular intervention(IEI) regarding major adverse limb events(MALE) but noted no significant difference in major adverse cardiac events(MACE) in propensity matched cohorts. […]» Read more
To report a case of delayed splenic rupture after percutaneous transsplenic portal vein stent deployment.A 72-year-old male patient presented at a medical center with abdominal pain and reduced liver function […]» Read more
Iliac vein stenting is a relatively new procedure in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. Research has shown that it is a safe and effective form of treatment, however, one […]» Read more
Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Angioplasty of Femoropopliteal Artery Disease with Drug-Coated Balloons from the AcoArt I Trial.
To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of drug-coated balloon (DCB) treatment of Chinese patients severe femoropopliteal artery (FPA) disease (FPAD).In this prospective, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial, 200 Chinese patients […]» Read more
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is a suitable alternative to open aortic surgery especially for older patients with poor general health and functional status. However, data on the benefit of […]» Read more
Saccular mycotic aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta secondary to vertebral hydatid disease: A rare case.
Hydatid disease of the aorta is very rare. Hydatid disease can result in saccular aneurysm of the thoracic and abdominal aorta.We report a rare case of saccular aneurysm of the […]» Read more
The significant effects on the treatment of severe carotid stenosis by carotid endarterectomy have been widely recognized. However, it is controversial whether patients with severe contralateral carotid stenosis or occlusion […]» Read more
Most of the studies describing outcomes following EVAR explant have been from single, high-volume, centers. We carried out a multicenter cross-Canadian study of outcomes following EVAR graft explants. Our objectives […]» Read more
Spontaneous pulmonary arterial embolization: A rare complication of the silicon-based peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC).
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are widely used in oncology for administration of chemotherapy. However, sometimes there may be complications associated with them such as infections, thrombosis and rarely fracture […]» Read more
A Systematic Review of the Quality of Cardiovascular Surgery Studies Which Extracted Data from MAUDE Database.
To investigate opportunities and limitations of using the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience MAUDE database for cardiovascular surgery research, we analyzed the quality of studies having ever used MAUDE, […]» Read more
The presence of cancer increases arterial thromboembolic events, specifically MI and stroke, prior to a formal diagnosis of cancer. This increase in thrombotic risk has never been studied in patients […]» Read more
An Indirect Comparison by Bayesian Network Meta-analysis of Drug-coated Devices versus Saphenous Vein Graft Bypass in Femoropopliteal Arterial Occlusive Disease.
To compare the efficacy and safety between drug-coated devices (DCDs) and bypass surgery with saphenous vein graft (BSV) in femoropopliteal arterial occlusive disease.Bayesian network meta-analysis and indirect comparison were performed. […]» Read more
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the etiologic agent of the current, world-wide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the SARS-CoV-2 host entry receptor for […]» Read more
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare vascular disorder which includes leg swelling, or lower extremity deep venous reflux/thrombosis as a presenting symptom. May-Thurner syndrome is also a rare pathology involving compression […]» Read more
Early outcomes associated with use of the Zenith TX2 Dissection Endovascular Graft for the treatment of Stanford type B aortic dissection.
To evaluate short term outcomes related to the use of the Zenith TX2 Dissection Endovascular Graft (ZDEG) and the Zenith Dissection Bare stent (ZDES) for the treatment of Stanford type […]» Read more
Endovascular treatment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms using self-expandable covered stent grafts: A single center retrospective study.
This study was aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAAs) using self-expandable covered stent grafts.All patients with ECAA at a single […]» Read more
Ilio-Femoral Deep Vein Thrombosis Secondary to May-Thurner Syndrome With Ipsilateral Lower Limb Arterio-Venous Graft In-Situ.
Ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is rare in patients with lower limb arterio-venous grafts due to a state of high blood flow. May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is an anomaly where the […]» Read more
The Effect of Patient and Hospital Characteristics on Total Costs of Peripheral Bypass in New York State.
With the aging U.S. population, peripheral vascular procedures will become increasingly common. The objective of this study is to characterize the factors associated with increased total costs after peripheral bypass […]» Read more
Late morbidity and mortality related to aortic branches in patients with aortic dissection (AD) are not well described. We aimed to investigate the fate of aortic branches in a population […]» Read more
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent disease that places major lifestyle limitations and mortality risk on affected individuals. As the understanding of the disease has grown in the […]» Read more
Clinical Trial Outcomes and Thoracic Aorta Morphometry after One Year with the Valiant Navion Stent Graft System.
The Valiant Navion stent graft system (Medtronic Inc, Santa Rosa, CA) is a third-generation device with improved conformability. One-year clinical trial outcomes are reported along with a focus on an […]» Read more
Epidemiology of Endovascular and Open Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the United States from 2004-2015 and Implications for Screening.
Contemporary national trends in repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and intact abdominal aortic aneurysms are relatively unknown. Furthermore, screening is only covered for patient’s 65 to 75 years old […]» Read more