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LEA 7. Efficacy of XTRACT on Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease: Subset Analysis from PRISM Trial

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
We report clinical efficacy and safety on subset analysis of atrial fibrillation patients in the Case Review of the Penumbra and Indigo Systems for Mechanical Thrombectomy in the Periphery (PRISM) trial. This trial examined efficacy and safety of XTRACT (a power aspiration-based extraction technique) using the Penumbra Indigo System (Penumbra Inc, Alameda, Calif) as a frontline and secondary treatment of peripheral arterial occlusions.

LEA 6. Endovascular Repair of Popliteal Artery Aneurysm

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
The incidence of popliteal aneurysm in the general population is rare, but it is the most frequent of peripheral aneurysms. It is a serious disease that could compromise the vital and functional prognosis of the patient. Popliteal aneurysm is traditionally treated by open repair (OR); endovascular repair (ER) has become more common. The aim of this study was to compare results regarding the technical success, perioperative mortality and morbidity, patency, and limb salvage and to describe currents trends.

LEA 4. A Promising Novel Treatment for Critical Limb Ischemia and Beyond

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
Peripheral vascular disease in people with diabetes and the elderly affects principally medium- and small-caliber vessels that are less amenable to surgical intervention. Stem/progenitor cell (SPC) treatments with bone marrow-derived cells show promising outcomes in treating vascular diseases, albeit not without adverse events related to cell mobilization and collection. A unique patented treatment product of enriched endothelial progenitor cells generated from peripheral blood was developed that uses a novel 1-day technology employing dendritic cells to specifically direct potentially therapeutic SPC activity in vitro.

LEA3. Open Distal Revascularization in Chronic Kidney Disease: Is It Worthwhile?

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has reached pandemic proportions across the world. Occlusive arterial disease causing critical limb ischemia and sepsis in the CKD patient is a huge clinical challenge often culminating in major amputation or mortality. Successful revascularization of these patients is challenging with added limitations due to impaired renal function, difficulties in contrast-enhanced imaging, heavily calcified arteries, and overall comorbid status.

LEA2. Outcomes of Laser Atherectomy in Complex Lesions of the Superficial Femoral Artery

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
The effectiveness of laser atherectomy in the treatment of complex arterial lesions remains poorly defined. The objective of this study was to assess outcomes of superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions treated with laser atherectomy.

LEA1. Pilot Assessment of the Angiosome Concept by Intraoperative Fluorescence Angiography After Tibial Bypass Surgery

October 31, 2018 - 23:00
The angiosome concept as a model for decision-making in revascularization of patients with critical limb ischemia has fallen victim to a lively discussion in recent years. Therefore, the aim of this prospective pilot study was to provide further data on the angiosome concept on the level of microcirculation after tibial bypass surgery by using intraoperative fluorescence angiography.

Meta-analysis of the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the detection of endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair

October 28, 2018 - 23:00
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for detection of endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Risk of spinal cord ischemia after fenestrated or branched endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms

October 28, 2018 - 23:00
The aim of our study was to analyze the incidence of spinal cord ischemia (SCI) in patients presenting with complex aortic aneurysms treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and to identify risk factors associated with this complication.

Systematic review of native and graft-related aortic infection outcome managed with orthotopic xenopericardial grafts

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Limited data are available on the use of xenopericardium in the treatment of native and graft-related aortic infections. The aim of this review was to assess outcomes of neoaortic reconstruction using xenopericardium in this challenging group of patients.

Outcomes of endovascular treatments for in-stent restenosis in patients with mesenteric atherosclerotic disease

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Mesenteric angioplasty and stenting (MAS) has surpassed open revascularization as the treatment of choice for mesenteric ischemia. Despite the lower perioperative mortality associated with MAS, the need for reintervention is not infrequent. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of patients treated for mesenteric artery in-stent restenosis (MAISR).

Measuring the greater curvature length of virtual stent graft can provide accurate prediction of stent graft position for thoracic endovascular aortic repair

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of predicting stent graft position for thoracic endovascular aortic repair by measuring three lengths of the virtual stent graft: smaller curvature (SC), center lumen line (CL), and greater curvature (GC).

Remote iliac artery endarterectomy with selective stent use at the proximal dissection zone in TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus C and D lesions

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Remote iliac artery endarterectomy (RIAE) is a challenging technique in the treatment of arterial occlusive disease. The impact of proximal transection zone stenting on patency rates is still unclear.

Repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms with Ankura Thoracic Stent Graft

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The aim of the study was to present the results for patients with atherosclerotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta (DTA) treated with a novel thoracic stent graft.

Comparative outcomes of vascular access in patients older than 70 years with end-stage renal disease

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The advantage of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in older patients requiring dialysis is controversial. We reviewed our vascular access experience in patients ≥70 years of age (older group) compared with younger patients.

Prospective assessment of health-related quality of life after endovascular repair of pararenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using fenestrated-branched endografts

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to investigate changes in health-related quality of life (QOL) in patients treated for pararenal aortic aneurysms (PAAs) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) with fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F-BEVAR).

A population-based analysis of endovascular aortic stent graft therapy in patients with liver cirrhosis

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are effective and minimally invasive treatments for high-risk surgical candidates. However, information about the management of EVAR and TEVAR in liver cirrhosis (LC) is lacking. The aim of our study was to evaluate outcomes after EVAR and TEVAR in patients with LC.

Association of frailty index with perioperative mortality and in-hospital morbidity after elective lower extremity bypass

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The frailty index has been linked to adverse outcomes after surgical procedures. In this study, we evaluated the association between frailty index and outcomes after elective lower extremity bypass (LEB) for lower extremity ischemia.

Image fusion using the two-dimensional-three-dimensional registration method helps reduce contrast medium volume, fluoroscopy time, and procedure time in hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repairs

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of image fusion (IF) technology in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on reducing radiation exposure (dose and time), amount of injected iodinated contrast medium needed, and procedure time.

The financial value of vascular surgeons as operative consultants to other surgical specialties

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Vascular surgeons provide assistance to other surgical specialties through planned and unplanned joint operative cases. The financial impact to the hospital of vascular surgeons as consultants in this context has yet to be quantified. We sought to quantify the financial value of services provided by consulting vascular surgeons in the performance of joint operative procedures, both planned and unplanned.

Outcomes of basilic vein transposition versus polytetrafluoroethylene forearm loop graft as tertiary vascular access

October 23, 2018 - 23:00
Radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula and brachial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula are the first and second choices for creating vascular access in dialysis patients as recommended by the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative. Basilic vein transposition or use of a forearm (polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE]) loop graft is recommended thereafter. The aim of this study was twofold: first, to compare the outcomes and patency rates of patients treated with a basilic vein transposition with those of patients treated with a PTFE loop; and second, to identify patient-related factors of influence on patency rates.