Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (aTOS) is characterized by compression of the subclavian artery as it exits the thoracic girdle. Chronic and repetitive compression leads to several degrees of arterial wall […]» Read more
Preliminary clinical and radiologic outcome of matched patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms treated by low-profile vs standard profile branched aortic endografts.
Durability of low-profile branched aortic stent-grafts (LPSG) in the treatment of patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) remains unclear. Objective of this study is to compare the outcomes of LPSG […]» Read more
Drug-coated Balloon versus Bare Nitinol Stent in Femoropopliteal Artery: 12 Months Outcome from a Single Center in China.
The study sought to compare the safety and effectiveness of drug-coated balloon(DCBs) with bare nitinol stent in patients with complex femoropopliteal(FP) lesions in real-world practice.Patients with symptomatic (Rutherford stage 2 […]» Read more
Determine the influence of sarcopenia on the prognosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).A systematic search of the Pubmed and Cochrane Library databases was performed with the keywords and medical subject […]» Read more
Efficacy and safety of heparinization before deployment of endograft for blunt traumatic aortic injury in severely injured patients.
The administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) during endovascular repair of blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI) is controversial. The aim of the study is to report the early outcomes of patients […]» Read more
Eversion endarterectomy of the external iliac artery in treating chronic limb-threatening ischemia in TASC II C and D iliofemoral occlusive disease.
Endovascular treatment of iliofemoral occlusive disease is a challenging approach, especially for TASC C and D lesions. Therefore, the revascularization procedure in such situations is preferably performed by bypass graft […]» Read more
Strategies to Minimize Iodinated Contrast Volume in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Peripheral Vascular Interventions.
Peripheral vascular interventions (PVI) utilize iodinated contrast medium (ICM) to visualize intravascular lesions and guide therapy. The use of ICM carries a risk of postcontrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI), which […]» Read more
The standard abdominal aortic duplex ultrasound protocol requires fasting for 8-12 hours prior to examination in attempt to reduce bowel gas and improve visualization. Such practice results in frequent testing […]» Read more
The use of a suture mediated vascular closure device to achieve hemostasis following arterial access through previously implanted synthetic grafts.
Percutaneous Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) and peripheral interventions using the Perclose Proglide suture mediated system has not been adequately studied in patients with synthetic grafts at access sites.We report the […]» Read more
Frailty has been increasingly recognized as an important risk factor for vascular procedures. To assess the impact of frailty on clinical outcomes and resource utilization in patients undergoing carotid revascularization […]» Read more
Translational sciences in cardiac failure secondary to arteriovenous fistula in haemodialysis patients.
High-output cardiac failure is a rare form of heart failure associated with the formation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in haemodialysis patients. The pathophysiology underlying the HOCF is complex and multifactorial. […]» Read more
IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN CAROTID BODY TUMORS TREATMENT: THE IMPACT OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate how a multidisciplinary approach, including patients and familiar genetic counseling, preoperative succinate-dehydrogenase (SDH) gene mutation analysis, preoperative adjunctive endovascular procedures (PAEPs) and […]» Read more
Association of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Simple Renal Cysts: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Prior studies have suggested a higher prevalence of simple renal cysts (SRC) among patients with aortic disease, including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Thus, the aim of this study was to […]» Read more
CHANGE IN DOMAINS THAT INFLUENCE QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER MAJOR LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION IN PATIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE.
Recent guidelines raise the concept of the importance of health-related quality of life (QoL). Change in QoL after amputation in ischemic patients is not well described. We aim to evaluate […]» Read more
COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOLLOWING EVAR BASED ON ANEURYSM DIAMETER AND VOLUME AND THEIR POSTOPERATIVE VARIATIONS.
to evaluate the impact of bi- and three-dimensional preoperative aortic morphological features and their immediate postoperative variations on the outcome of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) treated by endovascular exclusion with […]» Read more
Perioperative outcome of fenestrated and branched stent grafting after previous open or endovascular abdominal aortic repair.
To compare the perioperative outcome of patients treated with elective or urgent fenestrated and branched stent grafting (fbEVAR) for pararenal (pAAA) and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) after previous open with […]» Read more
COVID-19 impact on vascular surgery practice: experience from an Italian university regional hub center for vascular pathology.
The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery practice in a regional hub center for complex vascular disease.This is an observational single-center […]» Read more
Prophylactic Aneurysm Embolization During EVAR Is Safe, Improves Sac Regression And Decreases The Incidence Of Type II Endoleak.
Clinically significant endoleaks remain costly, time-consuming, morbid and even mortal following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Perigraft arterial sac embolization (PASE) has been utilized to treat type II endoleaks (T2EL) diagnosed […]» Read more
Role of bypass with preoperatively diagnosed small caliber veins in chronic limb-threatening ischemia.
In chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), although recent studies suggested that limbs classified as a higher Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection (WIfI) stage would benefit more from bypass surgery than endovascular therapy […]» Read more
Effects of exercise mode on arterial stiffness in symptomatic peripheral artery disease patients: a randomized crossover clinical trial.
Exercise program has been recommended for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. However, whether exercise promotes reduction in arterial stiffness in these patients, who exhibit high arterial […]» Read more
Radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (RCAVF) creation is the preferred first line hemodialysis access procedure. Analysis of diabetic rat arteriovenous fistula model indicates improved vascular function with HMG-CoA-Reductase Inhibitor (statin) use. We […]» Read more
Frailty is a Poor Predictor of Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Frailty has gained prominence as a predictor of postoperative outcomes across a number of surgical specialties, vascular surgery included. The role of frailty is less defined in the acute surgical […]» Read more
Hybrid approach, with Angiography and Limited Open Exposure to treat Type Ia Endoleaks after Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
Type Ia endoleaks after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) almost always mandate secondary percutaneous reinterventions. Several patients, however, will require conversion to open surgical repair with complete graft explant, which is […]» Read more
5-year management of vascular injuries of the extremities in the “real-world” setting in Northeastern Greece: the role of iatrogenic traumas: vascular injuries of the extremities: Original article.
ː Vascular trauma comprises a diagnostic and surgical challenge. Aim of this study was to present the vascular traumas treated in our Tertiary Hospital during the last 5 years.ː We […]» Read more
Treatment of Early Deep Wound Infections after Arterial Reconstructions: A Meta-Analysis and Survey.
Peripheral vascular graft infections, a serious concern after open lower extremity interventions, are treated using multiple strategies yet, there is no consensus on the optimal treatment. This study summarized the […]» Read more
A systematic review and pooled meta-analysis on the incidence and temporal occurrence of type II endoleak following an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
The aim in this study was to systematically review the literature to identify the time of occurrence of a newly diagnosed Type II endoleak (T2E) following an endovascular aneurysm repair […]» Read more
Initial Outcomes Following Introduction of Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Program with Comparison to Historical Surgically-Created Fistulas.
Recently, there has been an abundance of encouraging data regarding the creation of percutaneous arteriovenous fistulas. Despite promising data regarding their clinical maturation, a paucity of data exists which provides […]» Read more
Utility of the Pectoral Nerve Block (PECS II) for Analgesia Following Transaxillary First Rib Section.
The transaxillary approach to resection of the first rib is one of several operative techniques for treating thoracic outlet syndrome. Unfortunately, moderate to severe postoperative pain is anticipated for patients […]» Read more
Lateral Axillary Exposure for Antegrade Access during Endovascular Repair of Complex Abdominal Aortic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms.
During endovascular treatment of pararenal aortic aneurysms (PAA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA), our antegrade vascular access of choice is a lateral axillary exposure (LAE). We directly access the axillary […]» Read more
Vascular Access Complications and Clinical Outcomes of Vascular Surgical Repairs Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures have revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis. However, due to large sheaths, improperly deployed closure devices, and the comorbidities and challenges innate to this […]» Read more