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Theodore Hart, Ross Milner
There are a variety of endografts currently available for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aneurysms of increasing anatomic complexity are being repaired with devices that are either newly approved or redesigned relative to the initial published experience with infrarenal EVAR. This article describes the contemporary devices approved for infrarenal EVAR in the United States and includes an up-to-date compilation of the data addressing outcomes specific to each device.
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Theodorus M van Bakel, Christopher J Arthurs, Joost A van Herwaarden, Frans L Moll, Kim A Eagle, Himanshu J Patel, Santi Trimarchi, C Alberto Figueroa
OBJECTIVES: Aortic arch repair remains a major surgical challenge. Multiple manufacturers are developing branched endografts for Zone 0 endovascular repair, extending the armamentarium for minimally invasive treatment of aortic arch pathologies. We hypothesize that the design of the Zone 0 endograft has a significant impact on the postoperative haemodynamic performance, particularly in the cervical arteries. The goal of our study was to compare the postoperative haemodynamic performance of different Zone 0 endograft designs...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Zilun Li, Henghui Yin, Mian Wang, Ridong Wu, Chenshu Liu, Chen Yao, Guangqi Chang
PURPOSE: To report the use of the octopus endograft technique to treat a patient with a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man was diagnosed with a contained rupture of a 9-cm type V TAAA. The presence of an occluded superior mesenteric artery (SMA), a stenotic celiac trunk, an enlarged inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), and rich collaterals with the SMA and celiac trunk made endovascular repair with the octopus endograft technique appear feasible...
April 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Simon P Overeem, Esmé J Donselaar, Jorrit T Boersen, Erik Groot Jebbink, Cornelis H Slump, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Michel M P J Reijnen
PURPOSE: To assess the dynamic behavior of chimney grafts during the cardiac cycle. METHODS: Three chimney endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) stent-graft configurations (Endurant and Advanta V12, Endurant and Viabahn, and Endurant and BeGraft) were placed in silicone aneurysm models and subjected to physiologic flow. Electrocardiography (ECG)-gated contrast-enhanced computed tomography was used to visualize geometric changes during the cardiac cycle. Endograft and chimney graft surface, gutter volume, chimney graft angulation over the center lumen line, and the D-ratio (the ratio between the lengths of the major and minor axes) were independently assessed by 2 observers at 10 time points in the cardiac cycle...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Hyun-Chel Joo, Seung-Hyun Lee, Byung-Chul Chang, Sak Lee, Kyung-Jong Yoo, Young-Nam Youn
BACKGROUND: With the increasing use of endovascular aortic repair, secondary interventions after aortic stent grafting remain a concern. We retrospectively reviewed open conversion cases with complications following endovascular abdominal aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: EVAR due to infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was performed in 566 patients between January 1994 and May 2015. A retrospective review of EVAR requiring late open conversion (>1 month after implant) was conducted...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Charles S Briggs, Joshua A Sibille, Halim Yammine, Jocelyn K Ballast, William Anderson, Tzvi Nussbaum, Timothy S Roush, Frank R Arko
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been shown to reduce mortality in the emergent repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, long-term survival data for this group of patients are lacking with contemporary endovascular endografts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate both 30-day mortality rates and 1-year survival in patients undergoing emergent EVAR in a 43-facility hospital system with a quaternary referral center with an established ruptured aneurysm protocol...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Shernaz S Dossabhoy, Jessica P Simons, Kyle R Diamond, Julie M Flahive, Francesco A Aiello, Edward J Arous, Louis M Messina, Andres Schanzer
OBJECTIVE: Reinterventions after fenestrated or branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/B-EVAR) are sometimes necessary to maintain aneurysm exclusion or endograft and target artery patency. These reinterventions are nontrivial, potentially associated with morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. Whereas rates, types, and outcomes of reintervention after infrarenal EVAR have been well described, they have not been well described for F/B-EVAR. We sought to characterize the morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization due to reinterventions after F/B-EVAR...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
C Mascoli, G L Faggioli, E Gallitto, V Vento, R Pini, A Vacirca, G Indelicato, M Gargiulo, A Stella
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) is presently the preferred treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm; however, it requires the injection of contrast medium, which can hamper the renal function. Other non-toxic agents, such as carbon dioxide (CO2 ) have been sporadically tested in this setting with uncertain results. Aim of the study is to investigate the efficacy of a new standardized CO2 injection method in standard EVAR procedures. METHODS: Between August and October 2016, 31 consecutive patients (median age 76...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Neil P Reddy, Sung Wan Ham, Fred A Weaver, Vincent L Rowe, Kenneth R Ziegler, Sukgu M Han
Endovascular aneurysm repair has become the first-line treatment modality for infrarenal aortic aneurysms. However, obtaining successful long-term results frequently require re-interventions. Particularly, delayed type 1a endoleaks pose a challenging problem, as they are often associated with proximal extension of the aneurysmal process to juxta or para-renal aortic segments. We describe two remedial techniques to repair delayed type 1a endoleak by extending the seal zone to the suprarenal aorta, while incorporating the renal arteries...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
G Simonte, G Isernia, B Fiorucci, E Paciaroni, E Cieri, A Rebonato, M Lenti
During implantation of an Ovation endograft for abdominal aortic aneurysm correction a patient experienced anaphylactic reaction following polymer leakage outside the device circuit. Procedure was completed after hemodynamic stabilization. Since postoperative day ll, patient complained for loss of legs strength. Medullar injury was excluded by electromyography test and the clinical signs attributed to muscular necrosis and peripheral nerve involvement following arterial embolization. Furthermore, immediately after surgery, a wide erythematous area appeared in the lumbar region...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Tae-Hoon Kim, Nelson Chavarria, Khagendra Dahal, Michael Azrin, Juyong Lee
Repeated restenotic events are common in superficial femoral artery and as of late, Viabahn stent grafts have been FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved. Viabahn have been particularly attractive given that they provided a physical barrier for the development of neointimal hyperplasia. This particular feature however, also underscores one of the main limitations of the therapy; providing a physical barrier of collateral circulation and predisposing to acute limb ischemia. Viabahn endograft thrombosis is characterized by stent edge stenosis and endograft thrombosis...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Mafalda Massara, Roberto Prunella, Pasquale Gerardi, Antonio Lillo, Giovanni De Caridi, Raffaele Serra, Stefano Notarstefano, Giovanni Impedovo
Abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm is a rare but life-threatening condition that occurs due to penetrating or blunt trauma. Clinical manifestations are variable, and the time interval from the initial trauma to diagnosis is variable. A prompt diagnosis and an aggressive management approach are required to avoid catastrophic complications. Possible treatment options are open surgical repair, endovascular repair, pseudoanerysmal sac thrombosis induction through direct thrombin injection, and coil embolization. Here, we present the case of a 75-year-old man affected by an infrarenal abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm presenting with abdominal and lumbar pain for 3 days, who was successfully treated with an endograft...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Shunichiro Fujioka, Shigeru Hosaka, Hayato Morimura, Ken Chen, Zhi Chao Wang, Koji Toguchi, Shoji Fukuda, Koki Takizawa, Hiroshi Osawa
Objective : Patients of aorto-iliac aneurysms who undergo endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) require internal iliac artery (IIA) occlusion with coil embolization and its coverage with the stent graft to prevent type II endoleak after extending the endograft into the external iliac artery. However, it has become well recognized that IIA occlusion cause buttock claudication and other various sequelae due to pelvic ischemia. We retrospectively analyzed IIA occlusion outcomes. Methods : From October 2008 to February 2015, 71 patients with aorto-iliac aneurysms underwent IIA occlusion prior to EVAR...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Hozan Mufty, Athanasios Katsargyris, Sabrina Houthoofd, Inge Fourneau, Eric Verhoeven, Geert Maleux
INTRODUCTION: Fenestrated/branched thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (F/Br-TEVAR) is a new minimal invasive treatment option for patients with post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. This specific pathology is challenging to F/Br-TEVAR, especially when target vessels originate from the false lumen. Crossing from the true lumen into the false lumen to catheterize such target vessels may prove cumbersome in the usually thickened dissection flap. TECHNIQUE: We describe a bailout technique when standard catheterization techniques fail, by using a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)-needle to perforate the dissection flap...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ivan Kuang Hsin Huang, Seyed Ameli Renani, Robert A Morgan
The application of endovascular strategies to treat aneurysms involving the abdominal and thoracoabdominal aorta has evolved significantly since the inception of endovascular aneurysm repair. Advances in endograft technology and operator experience have enabled the management of a wider spectrum of challenging aortic anatomy. Fenestrated endovascular and branched endovascular aneurysm repair represent two technical innovations, which have expanded endovascular treatment options to include patients with paravisceral and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Jesse Manunga, Timothy Sullivan, Ross Garberich, Peter Alden, Jason Alexander, Nedaa Skeik, Jessica Titus, Elliott Stephenson, Andrew Cragg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (cAAAs) treated with open repair (OR) or fenestrated/branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/B-EVAR) from a single center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with cAAAs treated electively by OR or F/B-EVAR between January 2010 and February 2017 was conducted. Demographics of the patients, cardiovascular risk factors, procedure time, number of vessels incorporated, radiation dose, estimated blood loss, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), and hospital LOS were recorded...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Sarah E Deery, Katie E Shean, Alexander B Pothof, Thomas F X O'Donnell, Barbara A Dalebout, Jeremy D Darling, Thomas C F Bodewes, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Long-term data following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) exist, but are limited to endografts that are no longer in use. The aim of the ENGAGE Post-Approval Study is to describe the long-term safety and effectiveness data following EVAR using the Endurant stent graft system. METHODS: From August 2011 to June 2012, 178 patients were enrolled and treated with the Endurant stent graft system. Clinical and radiologic data were prospectively collected and analyzed...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Janet T Powell, Michael J Sweeting, Pinar Ulug, Matthew M Thompson, Robert J Hinchliffe
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe the re-interventions after endovascular and open repair of rupture, and investigate whether these were associated with aortic morphology. METHODS: In total, 502 patients from the IMPROVE randomised trial (ISRCTN48334791) with repair of rupture were followed-up for re-interventions for at least 3 years. Pre-operative aortic morphology was assessed in a core laboratory. Re-interventions were described by time (0-90 days, 3 months-3 years) as arterial or laparotomy related, respectively, and ranked for severity by surgeons and patients separately...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Luca Bertoglio, Daniele Mascia, Tommaso Cambiaghi, Andrea Kahlberg, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of upper extremity access (UEA) with percutaneous closure of the axillary artery (AxA) during endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with fenestrated and branched endografts. METHODS: Between January 2014 and 2017, 34 out of 37 patients (92%) required UEA during a staged branched and fenestrated endovascular approach. A percutaneous AxA (pAxA) approach was used in 14 consecutive patients (41%) with the off-label use of two Perclose ProGlide (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, Calif) devices...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Nikolas Tsilimparis, Sebastian E Debus, Max Biehl, Konstantinos Spanos, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Sabine Wipper, Fiona Rohlffs, Tilo Kölbel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the immediate postoperative and midterm outcome of complex aortic aneurysm treatment necessitating four-vessel revascularization with either a total endovascular approach (fenestrated-branched stent graft [FBSG]) or a hybrid technique of visceral debranching plus stenting. METHODS: The clinical data of consecutively treated patients presenting with a complex aortic aneurysm that necessitated four-vessel revascularization between 2010 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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