Regional Variation in Usage of Ultrasound Guided Femoral Access in the Vascular Quality Initiative.

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Access site complications are among the most common complications following peripheral vascular interventions. Previous studies have demonstrated a reduced rate of complications with ultrasound guided vascular access. The objective of […]

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Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Cilostazol on Limb Salvage Rates after Infrainguinal Endovascular and Open Revascularization.

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Current clinical guidelines recommend the use of cilostazol in the treatment of patients with infra-inguinal peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who experience intermittent claudication (IC). However, the role of cilostazol therapy […]

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Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Helical Self-Expanding Nitinol Stent for Femoropopliteal Artery Obliterans Disease.

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel self-expanding nitinol stent (Smartflex stent) in femoropopliteal artery obliterans disease.From June 2016 to May 2019, […]

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Stent graft sizing for endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair using open source image processing software.

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An important step to reach a favourable outcome of abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is pre-operative sizing of the stent graft using computed tomography (CT) angiography images of the abdominal […]

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Vascular Surgery Practice Guidelines during COVID-19 Pandemic in a Setting of High Work Volume against Limited Resources: Perspective of a Developing Country.

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The situation of Covid-19 pandemic in the Indian subcontinent is worsening. In Bangladesh, rate of new infection has been on the rise despite limited testing facility. Constraint of resources in […]

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JetStream Atherectomy for the Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis of the Femoropopliteal Segment: One-Year Results of the JET-ISR Study.

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To report the results of a study evaluating JetStream atherectomy for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR).The JetStream XC atherectomy device, a rotational cutter with aspiration capacity, was evaluated in […]

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A Meta-Analysis of Locoregional Anesthesia Versus General Anesthesia in Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

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To conduct a meta-analytic review of studies investigating the effect of the anesthesia modality on perioperative mortality in endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (REVAR).The present meta-analysis was performed […]

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Prolonging the flush-lock interval of totally implantable venous access ports in patients with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Recently, some studies have shown that prolonging flush interval is safe and feasible for patients who complete chemotherapy. However, there is no consensus about the optimal flush interval for those […]

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Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease: Similarities and Differences Among Cardiovascular Guidelines and NICE Guidance.

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The development of endovascular techniques has improved abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) management over the past 2 decades. Different cardiovascular societies worldwide have recommended the endovascular approach as the standard of […]

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A Novel Angiographic Risk Score for Femoropopliteal Interventions.

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To present a novel angiographic scoring system that stratifies the risk of restenosis after endovascular therapy (EVT) to inform the decision to use paclitaxel-eluting devices in the femoropopliteal segment.A prospective, […]

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Effects of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy on Graft Patency after Lower Extremity Bypass.

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Current guidelines recommend single agent antiplatelet therapy for patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease and for consideration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after surgical revascularization. The objective of this study […]

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The impact of suprarenal cross-clamping on kidney function in patients undergoing retroperitoneal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair following an Enhanced Recovery Protocol.

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The retroperitoneal approach (RP) is a well-established procedure for juxtarenal and infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) repair when an endovascular option is not available. The aim of this study was […]

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Systematic Review on the use of physician modified endografts for the treatment of aortic arch diseases.

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The total endovascular approach is in current evolution, and many series have described variable outcomes for branched technology, chimney techniques or fenestrated repair; and even a combination of some of […]

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IVUS guided revascularization of chronic juxta-renal aortoiliac occlusion.

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Chronic juxta-renal aorto-iliac occlusion (JRO) represents the most severe form of; aorto-iliac occlusive disease, classified under TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) as a TASC II D lesion with surgical treatment […]

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IVUS guided revascularization of chronic juxta-renal aortoiliac occlusion.

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Chronic juxta-renal aorto-iliac occlusion (JRO) represents the most severe form of; aorto-iliac occlusive disease, classified under TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) as a TASC II D lesion with surgical treatment […]

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Long-term Stroke Risk with Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Severe Carotid Stenosis.

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Informed debate regarding the optimal use of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for stroke risk reduction requires contemporary assessment of both long-term risk and periprocedural risk. In this study, we report long-term […]

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The Financial Evolution of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Delivery in Contemporary Practice.

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The fiscal impact of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVR) and the requisite device costs have previously highlighted the tenuous long term financial sustainability among Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & […]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of 18F-FDG-PET interpretation methods in vascular graft and endograft infection.

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Vascular graft and endograft infection (VGEI) has high morbidity and mortality rates. Diagnosis is complicated since symptoms vary and can be non-specific. A recent meta-analysis identified the use of 18F-fluoro-D-deoxyglucose […]

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Combination of Mural Thrombus and Age Improves the Identification of All-Cause Mortality Following Branched Endovascular Repair.

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In-hospital and 30-day mortality rates of endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) shows a significant improvement over open surgery although we are not seeing a significant difference at one […]

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SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THORACIC ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR (TEVAR).

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Thoracic aortic diseases, including disease of the descending thoracic aorta (DTA), are significant causes of death in the United States. Open repair of DTA is a physiologically impactful operation with […]

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Impact of gradual adoption of EVAR in elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Retrospective cohort study from 2009 to 2015.

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The recommendations about the preferred type of elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) still divides guidelines committees, even nowadays. The aim is to assess outcomes after AAA repair focusing […]

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Increased Mortality With Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents Is Driven By Lesion Length.

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Endovascular stenting has become the first line of treatment for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the femoropopliteal axis (FPA). Several randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have reported that paclitaxel-eluting stents […]

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GAVeCeLT-WoCoVA Consensus on subcutaneously anchored securement devices for the securement of venous catheters: Current evidence and recommendations for future research.

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Subcutaneously anchored securement devices (or subcutaneous engineered securement devices) have been introduced recently into the clinical practice, but the number of published studies is still scarce. The Italian Group of […]

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