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El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm during the Pandemic: Should They Be Operated or Deferred?

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm during the Pandemic: Should They Be Operated or Deferred?

Some European societies have recommended deferring the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ≥5.5 cm during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these documents have also suggested optimal deferral times, and everything must be adjusted according to the transmission risk/risk of rupture balance. Annual risk of rupture can be estimated based on a prospective cohort published by

SOLACI PERIPHERAL | 2nd Clinical Case: Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

SOLACI’s Department of Peripheral Endovascular Interventions brings a new challenging clinical case for the whole Latin American medical community so as to continue fostering and sharing scientific knowledge and experience among peers. Tell us what you think about this case and its resolution using the comments section in this post, and answer the questions featured

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

¿Metformin to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?

Currently, there are no drugs to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) outside those indicated as secondary prevention drugs.   What this study shows is that diabetic patients treated with metformin had lower AAA incidence than diabetic patients treated without metformin, and even lower incidence than non- diabetic patients, as if metformin per se were a

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Safety in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance Programs

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) rupture rate in the UK justifies the current surveillance programs and bring ease to some physicians that at some point have cast a shadow on their efficacy. This study also endorses reference thresholds to intervene patients. In 2009, the UK National Health Service (NHS) implemented a AAA national surveillance scheme where

Tasa de stroke post cirugía vs angioplastia coronaria en un análisis de más de 10.000 pacientes

Vascular Surgeons of the Future in the Endovascular Era

The use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms is widely spread, due to its minimally invasive approach, rapid recovery, and better short-term survival. Approximately 60% of all infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) repairs in Europe and 85% in the United States are by EVAR. A decade ago, we believed

Are Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programs Overstated?

With the remarkable drop in tobacco use across the world, also dropped mortality associated to abdominal aorta aneurysm rupture (AAA). All AAA screening programs have been designed decades ago, when the risk was higher. This is why we might need to rethink these programs, or at least design new randomized controlled studies to pave the

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Post EVAR Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Based Follow Up Reduces CT by 90%. Is It Safe Though?

This four-year retrospective analyzis has shown that contrast enhanced ultrasound based follow up protocol post endovascular aortic repair is safe and effective. Aneurysm related mortality, reintervention rate, sac retraction and endoleak detection resulted similar to that of CT based follow up protocols. In this study, doppler and enhanced contrast ultrasound were the main follow up

Riesgo de isquemia colónica luego de la reparación de aneurisma de aorta abdominal

Risk of Colonic Ischemia after Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

This is the largest and most recent analyzis to show colonic ischemia is more frequent after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (2.1% a 3.6%), compared against endovascular repair (0.5% a 1%), especially in elective patients. Most cases presented within the first 7 days. The evidence is not enough to determine the cause behind the different

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AAA Screening in Men Over 65 Reduces Mortality

Systematic screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) targeting all men over 65 years old (not just those presenting risk factors) was associated with a drop in the mortality rate specific for this disease, according to the Swedish Nationwide Screening Program.   While 667 men were examined for AAA, the number of patients who required treatment to prevent

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