Frequency and predictors of chemotherapy-associated venous thromboembolism: the prospective PREVENT study.
CONCLUSIONS: VTE occurrence in this real-world patient cohort was high, reaching almost 20% in certain groups, like those with disseminated pancreatic, lung or ovarian cancer receiving first-line chemotherapy. Furthermore, VTE occurs mostly as a symptomatic event, being likely a result of the prothrombotic state of malignancy. PMID: 32057213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Decision-making and therapeutic options in intact splenic artery aneurysms: single-center experience and literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: The correct indication (identifying patients at risk) and individualization of treatment, in which endovascular techniques are the first-line option, have significantly improved morbidity and mortality outcomes in our hospital. PMID: 32057214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Relationship between brachial flow-mediated dilation and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with coronary artery disease.
Authors: Toyoda S, Tokoi S, Takekawa H, Matsumoto H, Inami S, Sakuma M, Arikawa T, Abe S, Nakajima T, Hirata K, Inoue T Abstract BACKGROUND: Although flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) of brachial artery and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) are important surrogate markers in the process of atherosclerosis, information about relationship between both markers is insufficient. In the present study, we assessed extensively the relationship in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: The values of brachial FMD and carotid ultrasonography findings in 159 patients (67±8 yr, 130 males) with angiog...
Source: International Angiology - February 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Increased microparticle levels in middle-aged and elderly patients with insomnia may be involved in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis.
Authors: Xu B, Ma L, Zhang N, Luo LM, Wang C, Jiang Y, Liu LG Abstract BACKGROUND: Insomnia may affect vascular factors and promote arteriosclerosis. Microparticles (MPs) are a heterogeneous group of bioactive small vesicles that can be found in blood and body fluids following activation, necrosis or apoptosis of virtually any eukaryotic cells. MPs are believed to participate in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Few studies have been concerned with the microparticle level in patients with sleep disorder. The purpose of the present study is to measure the levels of endothelial microparticles (EMPs), platelet micr...
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Nutritional status and outcomes of superficial femoral artery stenting due to intermittent claudication.
CONCLUSIONS: Parameters of nutritional status assessment were associated with early and late outcomes of SFA stenting in patients with intermittent claudication. Abdominal fat distribution and higher HGS and GNRI scores lowered the 1-year risk of TLR. Further study is needed to determine the pathomechanism of the obesity paradox, sarcopenia and undernutrition in relation to outcomes of endovascular interventions. PMID: 32052948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Management of upper extremity aneurysms: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Prompt diagnosis and appropriate pre-operative imaging are mandatory in order to offer the best treatment modality. Open resection with revascularization seems to be the treatment of choice for arterial aneurysms, although endovascular procedures became more popular. Venous aneurysms require excision without revascularization. PMID: 32052949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

The role of aortomesenteric angle in occurrence of spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection.
This study investigated whether anatomical factors affect the occurrence of SISMAD by measuring the aortomesenteric angle (AMA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population is comprised of 3 distinct population; Korean SISMAD patients, two control groups from a medical checkup database of 4,997 Korean and 317 Caucasian patients from 2011 to 2016. The patient group (PG) included 26 symptomatic patients and 19 Korean diagnosed with SISMAD during medical checkup. The control group was selected based on propensity score similarities calculated by using the following covariates: sex, age, body mass index, drinking, smoking,...
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

CEAP clinical classes C0S-C4: differences, similarities and place of Ruscus+HMC+VitC in treating patients with chronic venous disease.
Authors: Kakkos SK, Guex JJ, Lugli M, Nicolaides AN Abstract Since the publication of the CEAP classification, new research has enriched our knowledge; notably on the heritability of CVD and the genetic and environmental factors involved in this condition, as well as the symptoms apparent within the spectrum of the CEAP clinical classes and the benefits of medical treatment. Using the CEAP classification as a special theme, a symposium entitled "CEAP Clinical Classes C0S-C4: Differences, Similarities and Place of Ruscus+HMC+VitC in Treating Patients with CVD" was held at the annual meeting of the 2019 Eur...
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Do current young surgeons have specific skills to perform safe aortic open surgery?
Authors: Mansilha A, Scott J PMID: 32052952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Effects of elastic stockings on peripheral and central nervous system.
CONCLUSIONS: GCS has no effect on the peripheral nervous system. The GCS intolerance and the discomfort sometimes reported by patients do not derive from a dysfunction of the lower limb peripheral nervous system. A positive action on spinal reflex excitability is detected after walking while wearing GCS. We suggest that nervous descending activity due to voluntary contractions, and afferent cutaneous discharge, enhanced by movement under compression, converge on inhibitory interneurons, thus impinging on presynaptic pathways. All this can lead to an enhancement of the monosynaptic responses. Higher limb oxygenation detecte...
Source: International Angiology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Anterior accessory saphenous vein confluence anatomy at the sapheno-femoral junction as risk factor for varicose veins recurrence after great saphenous vein radio-thermal-ablation.
CONCLUSIONS: Sapheno-femoral junction morphology may affect recurrent varicose veins formation. In particular, a concomitant incompetence of the accessory saphenous vein or its directly confluence into the SFJ could represent an indication to simultaneous treatment by non-surgical techniques (RTA or laser) and avoid surgical ligation. PMID: 32043339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

OCT operation Vs CGuard stent OCTOPVS study.
Authors: Setacci F, Galassi L, De Donato G, Airoldi F, Miramonti M, Tavano D, Munaò R, Losa S, Setacci C PMID: 32043340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Prognostic factors of long-term survival to guide selection of asymptomatic patients for carotid endarterectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of one or more prognostic factors as well as the various risk prediction models can guide selection of ACS patient subgroups for which a prophylactic CEA should or should not be offered. Decisions to offer prophylactic CEA should weigh in factors like surgeon's experience and hospital expertise/volume. Asymptomatic patients not expected to live long enough to benefit from the procedure should not be considered for CEA, but should be offered best medical treatment. PMID: 31814375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Major vascular complications after transfemoral arterial closure system implantation: a single center study.
CONCLUSIONS: Reported complication rates associated with femoral VCD implantation are low. However, in some cases VCD implantation may account for severe complications including limb losses. Therefore, an adequate patient selection is necessary to detect those cases at higher risk for complications. PMID: 31814376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

High ankle brachial index and cardiovascular outcomes in the general population and suspected or established cardiovascular disease patients: a meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Abnormally high ABI appears to be associated with an increased risk of a composite of CVD/all-cause mortality in suspected or established CVD patients but not in the general population. However, additional well-designed studies are required to support the current findings. PMID: 31814377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Management of acute and chronic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction: a multidisciplinary team consensus.
CONCLUSIONS: Technical improvements have facilitated invasive treatment of patients with acute and chronic venous obstruction; however, the evidence guiding treatment is weak. Treatment should be conducted in centers with multi-disciplinary input; robust, coordinated data collection; and regular outcome analysis to ensure safe and effective treatment and a basis for future evolvement. PMID: 31814378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Is there any relationship between carotid bifurcation geometry and hemodynamic depression after carotid stenting and angioplasty.
Authors: Onal Y, Samanci C Abstract BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic depression (HD) is a condition that can be encountered after carotid stenting (CAS) and carotid angioplasty (CAP) due to manipulation of the carotid sinus. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the carotid bifurcation geometry and angles, or changes in angles, were associated with this HD in patients undergoing CAS and CAP. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with a mean age of 71.1 ± 7.4 years, who underwent CAS and CAP for carotid stenosis were included in the study. HD was defined as periprocedural hypotension (systolic blood pressure
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Thirty years experience of transaxillary resection of first rib for thoracic outlet syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: In our experience first rib resection trough the transaxillary approach is a safe and feasible procedure associated with an acceptable rate of peri-operative morbidity and satisfactory long-term relief of symptoms. PMID: 31814380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Supervised exercise therapy in intermittent claudication: clinical impact and limitations.
CONCLUSIONS: Supervised exercise therapy is associated with local and systemic physiological changes. However, it remains an underutilized tool and alternative programs for claudicant patients are emerging. PMID: 31782277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Biomechanical characteristics of isolated carotid atherosclerotic plaques assessed by ultrasonography.
Authors: Li M, Li L, Wu W, Jiang Y, Zhang P Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the biomechanical characteristics of carotid atherosclerotic plaques using intima-media thickness (IMT) automatic tracking combined with acoustic densitometry (AD) imaging, and to elucidate the relationship between biomechanical characteristics and inflammatory activity of corresponding plaques evaluated by 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT). METHODS: Sixty-one patients with isolated carotid atherosclerotic plaques underwent conventional carotid ultrasonography, IMT automatic tracking,...
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin and low ankle brachial index. A cross-sectional observational study from the Beijing Vascular Disease Evaluation Study (BEST Study).
This study was to evaluate the independent relationship between HbA1c and low ABI. METHODS: A total of 3102 subjects (male 1539, female 1563, aged 67.72±10.69 years) were enrolled into the study from 2010 to 2018. The odds ratio (OR) and Linear regression coefficient of low ABI group (defined as ABI≤0.9) and ABI value in associations with the HbA1c were modelled using multivariable logistic and linear regression analyses to adjust for possible confounders. RESULTS: Compared with participants with normal ABI, those presenting the low ABI showed a significantly older age, smoking rate, higher level of heart...
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of iliac aneurysmal disease with internal iliac artery preservation: a review of two different approaches.
CONCLUSIONS: Both IBED and PG-ST have proven to be safe and valid approaches. However, while IBED has established as a durable procedure, mid-term data lacks on PGs performance and further studies are required to attest durability of the latter procedure. PMID: 31782280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Long-term follow up in high risk hypertensive patients with carotid dolicoarteriopathies.
CONCLUSIONS: CDA are not associated with a major occurrence of cerebrovascular events in a high-risk population of hypertensives. PMID: 31782281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Intraluminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysm: a friend or a foe?
Authors: Simka M, Hobot J, Skuła M PMID: 31782282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia treated with fondaparinux: single centre experience.
CONCLUSIONS: In our group of 10 HIT patients fondaparinux was shown to be both safe and effective, even in those with severe renal impairment. Additional studies are warranted to confirm this observation. PMID: 31782283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Prognostic review and time-to-event data meta-analysis of low skeletal muscle mass in patients with peripheral arterial disease of the lower limbs undergoing revascularization.
Authors: Sharpe M, Okoye E, Antoniou GA Abstract INTRODUCTION: The relationship between low skeletal muscle mass, a surrogate of sarcopenia, and postoperative morbidity and mortality is currently being explored, with a hope to develop its role as a prognostic factor in pre-operative risk stratification. Recent evidence suggests a link between low skeletal muscle mass and outcomes of lower limb revascularization in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of the literature was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) gui...
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Immune cells in carotid artery plaques: what can we learn from endarterectomy specimens?
CONCLUSIONS: Since the destabilization of the atherosclerotic plaque is a multifactorial process, a combination of various methods should be used to characterize the unstable plaques more accurately. In this context, studies characterizing plaque content from a cellular point ofview could elucidate some processes underlying the plaque progression. Together with morphological evaluation, these analyses could enable more precise assessment of plaque stability. PMID: 31782285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Global perspective on carotid intima-media thickness and plaque: should the current measurement guidelines be revisited?
Authors: Saba L, Jamthikar A, Gupta D, Khanna NN, Viskovic K, Suri HS, Gupta A, Mavrogeni S, Turk M, Laird JR, Pareek G, Miner M, Sfikakis P, Protogerou A, Kitas GD, Viswanathan V, Nicolaides A, Bhatt D, Suri JS Abstract Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque (CP) currently act as risk predictors for CVD/Stroke risk assessment. Over 2000 articles have been published that cover either (a) use cIMT/CP or alterations of cIMT/CP and (b) additional image-based phenotypes to associate cIMT related markers with CVD/Stroke risk. These articles have shown variable results, which likely reflect a lack of st...
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in pediatrics and inherited thrombophilia: yes, we can.
Authors: Di Gennaro L, Basso M, Riccio C PMID: 31782287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis, is there enough evidence to support it? A systematic review with meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular techniques seem to have satisfactory long-term outcomes in IFDVT, regarding to PTS risk and IF patency. However, further investigation with prospective randomized clinical trials with large populations and long follow-ups is necessary. PMID: 31782288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - December 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

European training requirements in phlebology.
Authors: Guex JJ, Mariani F, Maleti O, Hamel-Desnos C, Vasdekis S, Staelens I, Urbanek T, Traber J, Vuylsteke M, Klitfod L, Mansilha A Abstract PMID: 31656064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - October 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Prophylactic prosthetic wrapping for vascular anastomosis in patients with Beh çet's aortic aneurysms: an experience from a resource-challenged setting.
CONCLUSIONS: Prophylactic prosthetic wrapping of vascular anastomosis in patients with Behçet's AAA in resource-challenged settings, where the proximal anastomoses were all end-to- end with wrapping, is an affordable, simple, reliable, and feasible technique, and commonly associated with a lower incidence of anastomotic site false aneurysms and different complications related to the implanted graft, where endovascular procedures might not be applicable. Moreover, the proper preoperative medical preparation for controlling the activity of Behçet's disease, with the administration of immunosuppressive agents, f...
Source: International Angiology - October 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Aspirin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in recipients of major lower-limb orthopaedic surgery: a systematic review of level I evidence.
CONCLUSIONS: Aspirin may be a viable alternative to established thromboprophylactic regimes for primary prevention of VTE, however in the setting of secondary prevention it is generally less efficacious.Future studies should have clearly identified and comparable outcome measures, with direct comparisons and assessment of intervention combination, dosing and treatment duration. PMID: 31580039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - October 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Laparoscopic treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Various treatment modalities are available to decompress the celiac trunk. Although open surgery has been traditionally accepted as the gold standard, laparoscopic division of the MALS has proven equal results. Others have described different treatment modalities, including bypass surgery and endovascular procedures (angioplasty or stent placement). Laparoscopic approaches to correct MALS are feasible and safe. It may be the preferred modality of treatment in view of its lack of morbidity, shorter hospital stay and good results. PMID: 31580040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - October 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Symptom relief in patients undergoing endovascular management of chronic mesenteric ischaemia.
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular intervention for CMI is safe and provides satisfactory short-term and intermediate term symptom resolution in majority of patients. This study supports the routine use of endovascular intervention in the management of this complex disease. PMID: 31580041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - October 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Descriptive and follow-up study of patients treated surgically for abdominal aortic aneurysm at tertiary hospitals in Spain.
Authors: Bonfill X, Quintana MJ, Bellmunt S, Suclupe S, Gómez E, Fernández de Valderrama I, Castejón B, Miralles M, Pérez E, Escudero JR, AAA Spanish study group Abstract BACKGROUND: To assess potential variability in the clinical characteristics and treatment of patients undergoing elective surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) across five hospitals in Spain. METHODS: Multicenter, retrospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with AAA and treated with open surgical repair (OSR) or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We evaluated clinical and demographic variables, includin...
Source: International Angiology - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Positive association between abdominal aortic diameter and serum collagen XVIII levels.
Authors: Rašiová M, Farkašová Ľ, Koščo M, Moščovič M, Špak Ľ, Petrášová D, Tkáč I Abstract BACKGROUND: The identification of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) biomarker offers a perspective to determine disease progress and rupture risk. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between selected circulating biomarkers and diameter of abdominal aorta. METHODS: One hundred and two patients (88 men and 14 women) with mean age 70.0 ± 8.7 years were included in a single center cross-sectional study conducted between Fe...
Source: International Angiology - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Randomized controlled trial of orchid drug-coated balloon versus standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for treatment of femoropopliteal artery in-stent restenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Results from the study showed superior treatment effect with Orchid DCB versus PTA for the treatment of FP ISR, and without an apparent difference in safety. PMID: 31566320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Trends in use of 3D printing in vascular surgery: a survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Different applications of the use of 3D printing and digital imaging in vascular surgery have been experimented with a different maturity level. Whilst the technology has increased its potential in the latest years, the number of studies documented in the literature is still quite narrow. Further research is necessary to fully test the potential of 3D printing, also in combination with other technologies (e.g. 3D imaging and CNC cutting). Early experimentations show that these technologies have the potential to radically change the vascular surgery practice in the near future, in particular in treatment like E...
Source: International Angiology - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

A significant correlation between body surface area and infrarenal aortic diameter is detected in a large screening population with possibly clinical implication.
Authors: Starck J, Aaltonen HL, Björses K, Lundgren F, Gottsäter A, Sonesson B, Holst J Abstract BACKGROUND: Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in elderly men reduces aneurysm related mortality. AAA is commonly defined as an infrarenal aortic diameter (IAD) of ≥30 mm, which is based on the definition of an arterial aneurysm as a focal dilation of 150% or more compared to the expected diameter of about 20 mm. The IAD have been shown to correlate to body surface area (BSA). The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility to use an individualized AAA-criteria by using a BSA-based model...
Source: International Angiology - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Effects of compression stockings and leg positions on the caliber of the reticular veins.
Authors: Benigni JP, Uhl JF, Chahim M Abstract PMID: 31355593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Comparison of patency between two different peripheral self-expandable stents, Absolute Pro ® versus Complete Se® in femoropopliteal occlusive disease.
Comparison of patency between two different peripheral self-expandable stents, Absolute Pro® versus Complete Se® in femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Int Angiol. 2019 Jul 24;: Authors: Han D, Kang SH, Kim SH, Yoon CH, Chae IH Abstract BACKGROUND: Self-expandable stents, Absolute Pro® (ABS) and Complete SE® (COM), demonstrated safety and efficacy in previous studies. We aimed to determine which stent is more effective for the endovascular treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease. METHODS: We enrolled patients who underwent endovascular intervention from 2010 to 2015 in our hospit...
Source: International Angiology - July 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Medical therapy does not confer stroke prevention for all patients; identification of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis is still needed.
CONCLUSIONS: Prophylactic CR + BMT does not provide overall late stroke prevention compared with BMT alone. Diabetics with a history of stroke, in particular, are at an increased risk of stroke despite BMT. Timely CR + BMT for high-risk patients is still indicated. PMID: 31345008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of a new valvulotome: insights from the LIMBSAVE registry.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary intraprocedural outcomes of LIMBSAVE registry showed that HYDRO LeMaitre® Valvulotome was safe and effective in disrupting the valves and obtaining the pulsatility of the saphenous vein. The rate of complications related to the utilization of the valvulotome was low. Further examinations are needed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of the bypass in terms of patency, reinterventions, and limb salvage. PMID: 31345009 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome: UIP consensus document.
Authors: Antignani PL, Lazarashvili Z, Monedero JL, Ezpeleta SZ, Whiteley MS, Khilnani NM, Meissner MH, Wittens CH, Kurstjens RL, Belova L, Bokuchava M, Elkashishi WT, Jeanneret-Gris C, Geroulakos G, Gianesini S, de Graaf R, Krzanowski M, Al Tarazi L, Tessari L, Wikkeling M Abstract PMID: 31345010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of subclinical coronary artery disease in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy: a retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Subclinical CAD is a common finding and is associated with low HDL-C in patients without known CAD undergoing CEA. PMID: 31284706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Visceral artery aneurysms: review on indications and current treatment strategies.
CONCLUSIONS: Visceral arterial aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms are rare but potentially fatal and, as such, proper diagnosis and treatment is of capital importance. Due to its minimally invasive nature, endovascular therapies currently represent the standard of care in the majority of situations, although there are still solid indications for open surgery. Technique selection should be performed according to the clinical scenario and baseline anatomy. PMID: 31284707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Benefits of venoactive drug therapy in surgical or endovenous treatment for varicose veins: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate treatment with MPFF may help reduce post-procedural pain, haemorrhage, and CVD-specific symptoms. While adjunct VAD treatment seems promising, high-quality placebo-controlled studies are needed to unequivocally demonstrate its benefits. PMID: 31284708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - July 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Short non-patch arteriotomy in carotid endarterectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Short non-patch carotid endarterectomy technique resulted in a low mid-term rates of stroke, restenosis and cranial nerve injuries compared to other surgical series in the literature. PMID: 31203595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - June 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research

Gaps of care in patients with venous thrombotic embolism: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that gaps of VTE care extend in different levels of the medical system, including: the patient, physicians, and medical teams. Patients were sensitive to a lack of disease awareness among healthcare providers. There was appreciation for subspecialty care recommended for VTE. In a qualitative study, using the patient perspective, we have detected frustrations and perceived areas of improvement of the care of the patient with VTE. These gaps are anchored in perceived lack of disease awareness and difficult transitional care. PMID: 31203596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Angiology)
Source: International Angiology - June 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research