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Aortic Aneurysms Treated with Endologix AFX Require Special Followup

Aortic Aneurysms Treated with Endologix AFX Require Special Followup

An FDA document recently published reminds doctors and patients of the need of annual follow up of abdominal aortic aneurysm patients receiving Endologix AFX endoprostheses, with imaging, and for life.  The reason behind this recommendation is the risk of type III leaks.  In 2019, the FDA had alerted us against this issue after finding a

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

Can We Lower the Cutoff Threshold in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?

A new diagnostic tool might change the classical abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) cutoff thresholds of 5.5 and 5 cm for men and women, respectively. The new ultrasound speckle tracking technology can study AAA wall motion in real time and has the potential to become the new standard for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.  This study looked

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

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