Treatment of pediatric vascular injuries: a single referral non-pediatric centre experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric vascular injuries are extremely challenging issues. Treatment includes broad spectrum of different types of vascular reconstructions. It should be performed by vascular surgeon trained in open vascular treatment or pediatric surgeon with significant experience in vascular surgery. PMID: 30994319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

A cross-section study of main determinants of arterial stiffness in Hefei area, China.
CONCLUSIONS: The main determinants of arterial stiffness were age, hypertension, SBP, SEVR and ED. Furthermore, the number of risk factors had an independent influence on arterial stiffness, it is of great importance to consider the number of risk factors when it comes to cardiovascular risk assessment. PMID: 30938496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - April 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Vascular anomalies: molecular bases, genetic testing and therapeutic approaches.
CONCLUSIONS: Most genetic tests with validated clinical utility are based on a next generation sequencing (NGS) approach. Targeted NGS is indeed the best approach for the analysis of disorders with complex phenotypes and genetics and involvement of somatic mutations. Genetic diagnosis provides data for determine genotype-phenotype correlations, segregation and recurrence risk in families, and new targets for gene- or mutation-specific pharmacological therapies. Improvement of diagnostic techniques is needed to offer patients appropriate care, more focused follow-up, and hopefully drugs to treat their disorders. PMID: 3...
Source: International Angiology - April 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Gender differences on mortality and re-interventions after TEVAR for intact aneurysms of the thoracic aorta.
CONCLUSIONS: Mortality after TEVAR for iTAA seems to be similar between genders. While there was a tendency for higher mortality in women, specially at 30-days, statistically significant differences were reported in only two studies. Re-interventions rates were higher in men in 4 of 6 studies, probably due to increased rates of endoleak in men, but no statically significant difference was found. Further studies with larger female population and longer follow-up are needed to firmly confirm differences among genders. PMID: 30938498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - April 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Four-year experience with the Endurant stent graft for abdominal aortic and common iliac artery aneurysms in 50 consecutive Japanese patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Four-year clinical outcomes of the Endurant stent graft remained positive in Japanese patients with AAA and CIAA, although 24% of the patients needed a secondary intervention. The aneurysm sac was stable in most of the patients, whereas the aneurysm sac reduction was small. These results suggest that careful imaging follow-up must be continued to determine the durability of the Endurant stent graft in patients with small aneurysm sac reduction. PMID: 30916537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

International Angiology Journal and the future. "On time! Up to date!"
International Angiology Journal and the future. "On time! Up to date!" Int Angiol. 2019 Feb;38(1):1-3 Authors: Mansilha A Abstract PMID: 30860339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life one year after surgical treatment of the type I chronic aortic dissection.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgical treatment in patients with type I chronic aortic dissection leads to an increase of many HRQoL parameters. Factors affecting MCS and PCS one year after surgery included the neurological complications and lower level of the MCS and PCS at the preoperative stage. Furthermore, the neurological complications and the presence of coronary artery disease increased the risk of the combined endpoints - aortic related death and significant decrease of MCS or aortic related death and significant decrease of PCS one year after the operation, respectively. PMID: 30860340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Variability of revascularization techniques among Catalan hospitals and impact on leg salvage in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
This study looked at patients with PAD admitted to all hospitals of the Catalan Health Service and analyzed patterns of revascularization techniques with subsequent amputation procedures. METHODS: We used the clinical-administrative registry of admissions of all patients in the hospitals of Catalonia, north-east Spain, between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the clinical course of patients admitted with PAD throughout their successive hospital admissions. Variability between hospitals was described for the revascularization techniques and amputations performed. Endovascular outcomes were compared with those from open surger...
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Diagnostic methods for measurement of peripheral blood flow during exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Using methods like NIRS, TcpO2, CEUS and scintigraphy, peripheral blood flow during exercise can be measured at a detailed level and potentially improve future severity grading in patients with combined T2DM and PAD. PMID: 30860342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Possible applications of normative lower to upper limb ratios of tissue dielectric constant to lower extremity edema.
Authors: Mayrovitz HN, Alvarez A, Labra M, Mikulka A, Woody D Abstract BACKGROUND: Lower extremity edema occurs in many conditions including congestive heart failure, lymphedema, diabetes-related, kidney and liver disease, chronic venous insufficiency with venous hypertension. Clinical edema assessment methods are often subjective and variable. Our goals were to introduce a simple noninvasive measurement procedure potentially useful to characterize lower extremity edema by providing normative values from which edema thresholds might emerge. METHODS: Tissue dielectric constant (TDC) values, as indices of skin-to...
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy and iliac venous stenting in iliac vein thrombosis with May-Thurner Syndrome.
Authors: Aldag M, Bademci MS, Kocaaslan C, Oztekin A, Aydin E Abstract PMID: 30860344 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Thrombectomy in iliac vein thrombosis with and without May-Thurner Syndrome: a reply to comments.
Authors: Jo WM Abstract PMID: 30860345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

XVIII UIP World Congress - Melbourne 2018 February 3-8, 2018. ABSTRACTS.
Authors: Abstract PMID: 30845789 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Changes in trunk veins of lower limbs in women with premenstrual leg heaviness and swelling.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with premenstrual leg heaviness have a minimal vein diameter in the morning during the secretory phase. The maximal diameter is revealed in the evening during the secretory phase. Clinically manifested expansion of veins, including GSV refluxes, is found during the secretory phase due to increased expansibility of veins. However, because of increased creeping ability one observes expansion of veins during the whole menstrual cycle in these women. PMID: 30810001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Early complications of endovenous laser ablation.
CONCLUSIONS: EVLA is not a unique surgical method of treatment, and it has the same complications as any other surgical intervention. The complications rate in patients was 4.87% of EVLA procedures. Most complications can be avoided with developing a standard regulation on their detection and treatment as early as possible. PMID: 30810002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - March 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of acquired arteriovenous fistula after lower extremity deep vein thrombosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound plays an important role in screening and diagnosing AVF. Iliac vein obstruction rather than AVF was most likely the primary cause of the symptoms. Due to the high recurrence rate of DVT, transarterial embolization of AVF is not effective; thus, VHRT should be recommended as the preferred treatment. PMID: 30724058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Respiratory changes in the length of the vena cava: implications for optimal positioning of inferior vena cava filter.
Authors: Hashimoto T, Koizumi J, Yamamoto K, Nishibe T, Dardik A, Shibamoto Y Abstract BACKGROUND: A transjugular temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filter may change position with respiration, leading to serious complications such as filter migration to the right atrium (RA) or renal veins. We therefore evaluated respiratory changes in the length and diameter of the vena cava using MRI. METOHDS: In 20 volunteers, the length and diameter of the vascular segments from the right brachiocephalic vein (BCV) to infrarenal IVC were measured with MRI. RESULTS: The mean lengths in mm (±SD) of the BCV, superi...
Source: International Angiology - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

The use of drug eluting stents in infrapopliteal arteries: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials.
Authors: Varcoe RL, Paravastu S, Thomas SD, Bennet MH Abstract BACKGROUND: Endovascular treatment below-the-knee is safe and effective but limited by poor potency. Coronary DES may play a role in providing mechanical scaffolding and deliver anti-proliferative drug to the site of vascular barotrauma to reduce the incidence of restenosis. Our aim was to evaluate and compare the use of contemporary drug-eluting stents (DES) with standard endovascular-therapies for atherosclerotic disease of infrapopliteal arteries. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials comparing DES with conventiona...
Source: International Angiology - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Hybrid salvage of thrombosed dialysis access grafts.
Authors: Ali H, Attallah K, Awad K, Thabet B Abstract BACKGROUND: To report our experience and evaluate the results of a hybrid procedure comprising of surgical thrombectomy and adjuvant high pressure balloon angioplasty for management of thrombosed arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) with underlying venous anastomotic stenosis. METHODS: Between January 2015 and June 2017, 148 patients with first-time thrombosis of AVGs were considered for treatment with surgical thrombectomy followed by high pressure balloon angioplasty of the underlying venous anastomotic lesions. Monitoring and surveillance was subsequently performe...
Source: International Angiology - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Using serum s100- β protein as a biomarker for comparing silent brain injury in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that CAS might produce silent brain injury. Moreover, vulnerable plaques might be associated with higher levels of S100-β protein, especially in CAS. This pilot study demonstrates that S100-β is a useful biomarker for silent brain injury in carotid revascularization. Large scale studies are still needed to confirm these findings. PMID: 30650951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

The relationship between platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and pulmonary embolism severity in acute pulmonary embolism.
Authors: Telo S, Kuluöztürk M, Deveci F, Kirkil G Abstract BACKGROUND: To determine the level of platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) according to high and low risk for early mortality based on simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI). In addition, to investigate the relationship between PLR and NLR with systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP), cardiac markers, disease severity and hospital, 1th month, 3th month and 3-month total mortality. METHODS: Our hospital's electronic patient database was search...
Source: International Angiology - January 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Rivaroxaban for post-discharge thromboprophylaxis: the MARINER trial.
Authors: Ramacciotti E, Fareed J PMID: 30558402 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Associations between miR-661, miR-1202, lncRNA-HOTAIR, lncRNA-GAS5 and MMP9 in differentiated M2-macrophages of patients with varicose veins.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggested that the lncRNA-GAS5, miRNA-661, miRNA-1202 and MMP9 are involved in varicose disease. PMID: 30558403 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

C0a and C0s patients.
Authors: Lugli M Abstract PMID: 30558404 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Treatment of DVT with rivaroxaban and its potential to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that rivaroxaban could have a pro-fibrinolytic effect not only on recent thrombus but also on organized thrombus that results in a complete recanalization of affected veins. It is proposed that this lytic effect will preserve venous valve structure and lead to a reduction of incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome in rivaroxaban treated patients. PMID: 30465419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - November 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Endovenous ablation.
We describe the indications, technique, mechanisms of action and results. We conclude that all different techniques can be used safely and are effective. Even on long term there seems to be no difference in outcome, even compared to high ligation and stripping. PMID: 30465420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - November 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Effect of intraluminal thrombus on growth rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: This finding shows importance of ILT as one of the key factors influencing biomechanical processes inside an AAA. Results of this study may contribute to the further research of this topic. PMID: 30418005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Real world experience of extracranial carotid artery interventions for atherosclerotic disease during a 10-year period.
CONCLUSIONS: Carotid interventions remain durable treatment methods of carotid disease. Long-term outcomes regarding mortality, restenosis, and risk of stroke or MACE are similar between CAS and CEA for asymptomatic patients. Symptomatic presentation may be associated with higher rates of restenosis after CEA and higher rate of mortality and MACE after CAS, however larger studies are needed to clarify this issue. PMID: 30418006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Changes in circulating markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors: Kapetanios DM, Karkos CD, Papazoglou KO Abstract The presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is associated with increased thrombin formation, fibrin turnover and fibrinolysis. The aim of this study was to review the relevant literature and summarize the evidence regarding the impact of endovascular repair on the circulating markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis post procedure. The main findings are that the increased thrombin activation, and formation, as well as fibrinolysis, in patients with AAA is exacerbated after endovascular repair in the short-term and the mid-term, implying that this may b...
Source: International Angiology - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of five-year outcomes of lower extremity varicose vein therapy using monopolar and segmental radiofrequency ablation.
Authors: Woźniak W, Kielar M, Mlosek RK, Ciostek P Abstract BACKGROUND: To compare efficacy and safety of segmental and monopolar radiofrequency ablation in the management of lower extremity varicose veins. METHODS: 193 patients were treated with segmental RF ablation (Venefit; 97 subjects) or monopolar RF ablation (EVRF; 96 subjects) for lower extremity varicose veins in 2010-2012. A single extremity of each patient with isolated GSV or SSV insufficiency was enrolled. The differences between the two groups in demographic parameters, disease severity, treated veins, peri- and postoperative complications, and t...
Source: International Angiology - October 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Asymmetric dimethylarginine and angiogenesis: biological significance.
Authors: Wieczór AM, Wieczór R, Kulwas A, Rość D Abstract Competitive inhibition of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is the main biological effect of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) - the methylated derivative of L- arginine. The resulting low level of NO is becoming one of the elements of pathogenesis of numerous cardiovascular disorders, mainly related to atherosclerosis, but also other metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. It appears that a high level of ADMA is not only a marker of pathological conditions such as chronic kidney failure, but also a significant factor which dama...
Source: International Angiology - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm with associated horseshoe kidney.
CONCLUSIONS: Transperitoneal approach should be preferred during urgent OR of RAAA with concomitant HK. A supraceliac aortic cross clamping and the placement of occlusive Fogarty catheters into both iliac arteries are recommended for proximal and distal bleeding control. Preservation of accessory renal arteries that are larger than 3mm in diameter or supply more than 30% of renal parenchima is recommended. The division of the renal isthmus should be avoided if vascularized. It seems that renal arteries could be covered in emergency EVAR without any implications on postoperative kidney function, allowing broader aplication ...
Source: International Angiology - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Understanding lower leg volume measurements used in clinical studies focused on venous leg edema.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient heterogeneity and method of edema assessment impact clinical trial results. In particular, there are a number of error sources with several methods of assessment that can lead to variability in trial results. Consequently, pilot studies are required to validate new methods of edema assessment using innovative technologies. PMID: 30256052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

The role of psychopathology in perceiving, reporting and treating intermittent claudication. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Mental disorders might influence the way in which the symptoms of the disease are reported, coped with, and treated. However, the results of the review preclude recommending a routine psychological examination as one of basic diagnostic procedures in patients with peripheral artery disease suffering from IC. PMID: 30203636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Finite element analysis in symptomatic and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms for aortic disease risk stratification.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, PWS was significantly higher in sAAA patients. Measuring PWS may help estimate the individual rupture risk in patients with AAA, but larger studies are needed to confirm our results. PMID: 30203637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Renal function after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with baseline chronic renal insufficiency: open vs endovascular repair.
Authors: Marques De Marino P, Martinez Lopez I, Cernuda Artero I, Cabrero Fernandez M, Pla Sanchez F, Ucles Cabeza O, Serrano Hernando FJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse renal function impairment (RFI) after abdominalaortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in patients with preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with CKD undergoing elective AAA repair between 2008-2015, dividing the sample into two groups: open repair (OR) and endovascular repair (EVAR). The primary outcome was RFI defined by the RIFLE scale, studying Risk (1.5-fold increase in Cr...
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Endovascular treatments for type Ib endoleaks after aorto-iliac aneurysms exclusion: mid-term results.
CONCLUSIONS: IbEL can be easily managed by endovascular means, typically with distal extensions with landing zones in the common or external iliac artery. Mid-term results are favourable, with no recurrent IbEL or reintervention. PMID: 30203639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Treatment protocol on stasis edema in poorly mobile nursing home patients.
CONCLUSIONS: A Velcro® adjustable compression wrap (Circaid Juxtalite®) is efficient in reducing stasis edema in the elderly. Stabilization of the leg volume with the use of 15- 20 mmHg CS suggests that a high pressure to maintain results is not required to maintain results. PMID: 30203640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

C0a and C0s patients: potential benefits for an unclear population.
Authors: Bissacco D, Oberto S PMID: 30203641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Electrical calf muscle stimulation increases deep vein recanalization and reduces the incidence of recurrent deep vein thrombosis in patients with post-thrombotic syndrome and residual venous obstruction after completed 6 month of anticoagulation therapy.
Authors: Lobastov K, Ryzhkin V, Vorontsova A, Schastlivtsev I, Barinov V, Laberko L, Rodoman G Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of electrical calf muscle stimulation (EMS) on clinical and ultrasound outcomes in patients with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and residual venous obstruction (RVO). METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative, non-randomized clinical trial involving patients who had completed a standard 6-month course of anticoagulation therapy for a first episode of unprovoked femoro-popliteal DVT and had signs of RVO in the affected veins and PTS as shown by a Vi...
Source: International Angiology - September 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Internal iliac artery preservation strategies in the endovascular treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: When determining the appropriate hypogastric preservation strategy, several factors should be considered. Anatomic criteria, life-expectancy as well as physical and sexual activity are the most important criteria. Procedure complexity and cost should also be accounted for. PMID: 30001612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Midterm results with drug coated balloons for SFA lesions in patients with CLI: comparison with conventional bypass surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Drug coated balloon angioplasty yields comparable results to surgery in the setting of critical ischemia. The efficacy and the safety of DCB's in more complex lesions is to be investigated with randomized trials. PMID: 29963797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Improvement of arterial wall phenotype in subjects at moderate cardiovascular risk induced by very low-dose fluvastatin/valsartan combination: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study revealed that intervention with low-flu/val importantly shifts the arterial wall phenotype in a lower risk direction. This improvement could be interpolated into clinical benefits that remain to be further studied. PMID: 29952159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - June 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Heparin promotes recanalization of venous thrombotic occlusions.
Authors: Poredos P, Poredos P, Jezovnik MK Abstract Thrombosis is a consequence of disbalance between the procoagulant and fibrinolytic activity of blood and is frequently associated with chronic sequelae, which are the consequence of chronic occlusion of affected veins. Treatment of venous thrombosis should not be oriented in the prevention of thrombus progression and associated thromboembolic events, but also in stimulation of thrombolysis and recanalization of occluded veins, which are one of the most important preventive mechanisms of late sequelae, including post-thrombotic syndrome. The treatment of acute ven...
Source: International Angiology - June 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of peripheral artery disease in Europe: VAS Educational Paper.
Authors: Olinic DM, Spinu M, Olinic M, Homorodean C, Tataru DA, Liew A, Schernthaner GH, Stanek A, Fowkes G, Catalano M Abstract This paper reviews the current epidemiological data on peripheral artery disease (PAD) in Europe. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden is presented and PAD prevalence is discussed, as compared to coronary (CAD) and cerebrovascular (CeVD) diseases, in European Union (EU) countries and European continent countries. The article reviews PAD clinical manifestations, PAD diagnosis, risk factors for PAD incidence and progression, PAD prognosis and financial implications. CVD mortality is higher i...
Source: International Angiology - June 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Management of chronic venous disorders of the lower limbs. Guidelines According to Scientific Evidence. Part I.
Authors: Nicolaides A, Kakkos S, Baekgaard N, Comerota A, de Maesenner M, Eklof B, Giannoukas AD, Lugli M, Maleti O, Myers K, Nelzén O, Partsch H, Perrin M PMID: 29871479 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Predictive factors of a poor outcome following revascularization for critical limb ischemia: implications for practice.
CONCLUSIONS: Certain preoperative variables can predict satisfactorily the short-term outcome after revascularization for CLI, although they are not sufficiently useful to identify the patient in whom revascularization can be clearly futile. Further research is needed to refine a predictive model suitable for decision-making. PMID: 29792018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Predictors of long-term mortality following elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: Risk factors associated with long-term mortality following elective EVAR remain scarcely published. Several demographic, anatomical, cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal co-morbidities seem to have an association with long-term mortality. Critical scrutiny of clinical patient status remains fundamental for a fair health resources allocation. PMID: 29745617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Medical management of stable peripheral artery disease (PAD) and the COMPASS trial. Are we improving medical care? Perspectives from a vascular standpoint.
Authors: Ramacciotti E, Castelli V, Walenga J, Fareed J PMID: 29745618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

31P MR spectroscopy of patients with mild and serious lower limb ischemia.
CONCLUSIONS: A combination of rest and dynamic 31P MR spectroscopy can distinguish all three groups of subjects. On the other hand, examination at rest is sufficient for differentiation between patiens' groups and verification of severe ischemia. PMID: 29644834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - April 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research