New Carotid Artery Procedure Lowers Stroke Risk

The carotid arteries are vital blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. With stenosis (narrowing) from fatty deposits, or plaque, a person with carotid artery disease has a higher risk of stroke and other complications.

The impact of endovascular repair on specialties performing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Background: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has been performed by various surgical specialties for many years. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may be a disruptive technology, having an impact on which specialties care for patients with AAA. Therefore, we examined the proportion of AAA repairs performed by various specialties over time in the United States and […]

Study Supports Statin Therapy Before EVAR Procedures

In Vascular, Edgar Luis Galiñanes, MD, et al published findings from an evaluation of the utilization of preoperative statins and their impact on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open repair or endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (2015;23:344–349).

Outpatient CLI Revascularization in the United States

This year in the United States, approximately 160,000 to 180,000 of the estimated 18 million Americans with peripheral artery disease (PAD) will undergo amputation of a limb as a result of PAD-related complications.