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Carotid Plaque Echolucency Increases the Risk of Stroke in Carotid Stenting: The Imaging in Carotid Angioplasty and Risk of Stroke (ICAROS) Study
Background—Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has recently emerged as a potential alternative to carotid endarterectomy. Cerebral embolization is the most devastating complication of CAS, and theExpand
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Results of the randomized, placebo-controlled clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid in bypass surgery for peripheral arterial disease (CASPAR) trial.
OBJECTIVE Dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel plus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is superior to ASA alone in patients with acute coronary syndromes and in those undergoing percutaneous coronaryExpand
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Computer analysis of ultrasonic plaque echolucency in identifying high risk carotid bifurcation lesions.
OBJECTIVES to confirm that plaque echogenicity evaluated by computer analysis, as suggested by preliminary studies, can identify plaques associated with a high incidence of strokes. MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Vascular prosthetic Graft Infection: Epidemiology, Bacteriology, Pathogenesis and Treatment
Abstract Vascular prosthetic graft infection remains a major surgical challenge. Prevention of risk factors and antibiotic therapy can reduce but not eradicate it. Management of infected vascularExpand
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Impact of perioperative haemodynamic monitoring on cardiac morbidity after major vascular surgery in low risk patients. A randomised pilot trial.
OBJECTIVE to evaluate whether perioperative haemodynamic optimisation influences outcome from infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS a consecutive series of 100 eligible patients wereExpand
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Collected World and Single Center Experience With Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Background:Case and single center reports have documented the feasibility and suggested the effectiveness of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAAs), butExpand
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Fresh and Cryopreserved Arterial Homografts in the Treatment of Prosthetic Graft Infections: Experience of the Italian Collaborative Vascular Homograft Group
Abstractvalve endocarditis, cardiovascular surgeons have investigated in situ revascularization by means of homografts in the management of vascular prosthetic graft infections. Preliminary resultsExpand
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Nine-year experience of bovine pericardium patch angioplasty during carotid endarterectomy.
PURPOSE This paper examines the clinical results of a 9-year experience in which the incidence of major (stroke and death) perioperative events and of recurrent stenosis (>60%) after carotidExpand
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Percutaneous stenting of the internal carotid artery: the European CAST I Study. Carotid Artery Stent Trial.
PURPOSE: To report the results of a multicenter safety trial of percutaneous carotid stenting performed by vascular surgeons. METHODS: Symptomatic or asymptomatic patients > or = 65 years of age withExpand
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Carotid plaque characterization using digital image processing and its potential in future studies of carotid endarterectomy and angioplasty.
PURPOSE To corroborate the validity of a computerized methodology for evaluating carotid lesions at risk for stroke based on plaque echogenicity. METHODS The records of 96 carotid endarterectomyExpand
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