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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate early and follow-up results of below-knee bypasses performed with a bioactive heparin-treated ePTFE graft in patients with peripheral arterial obstructive disease (PAOD) in a multicentric retrospective registry involving seven Italian vascular centers and to compare them with those obtained in patients operated on(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical revascularization of the left subclavian artery (LSA) has been performed to warrant arm perfusion and to prevent paraplegia during thoracic stent graft (SG) procedures. We retrospectively investigated the outcome after intentional occlusion of the left subclavian artery during SG repair for thoracic aortic diseases. METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. The present study aim was to derive an effective bedside tool to predict postoperative AF and its related complications. METHODS AND RESULTS Data of 17 262 patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery were retrieved at 3 European university hospitals. A risk score(More)
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the incidence and the predictive factors of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and evaluated the effect of AKI on postoperative survival. METHODS Between November 2000 and April 2011, all consecutive patients undergoing TEVAR of the descending thoracic or(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes of endovascular treatment and open repair of visceral artery aneurysms, and to compare their results. METHODS Between January 1995 and January 2009, 42 patients (22 males) underwent surgical or endovascular treatment for visceral artery aneurysms. Mean age was 60 ± 13 (range, 35-85). Overall, 12(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of emergency percutaneous treatment of traumatic injuries of upper-extremity arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2000 and December 2007, 11 patients (mean age, 49.9 years) with traumatic injuries of upper-extremity arteries were observed: three had pseudoaneurysms, four had dissections, three(More)
INTRODUCTION Injury to the subclavian and axillary arteries is uncommon. Standard surgical techniques require wide exposure and dissection in traumatised areas which is often challenging and associated with significant morbidity, and mortality ranges from 5 to 30%. We report our experience with the endovascular treatment of these injuries. METHODS We(More)
Vascular injuries with acute arterial haemorrhage are rare but the infrequency of these complications may make their diagnosis and treatment challenging for surgeons unfamiliar with their management. In the past, surgery or coil embolisation has been used to treat these lesions; we describe the case of a pseudo-aneurysm of the common femoral artery(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated 2 years of follow-up of the Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System (TriVascular Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA) for endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective multicentre study included 36 patients (median age, 73.6 year) with AAAs (mean diameter, 5.65 cm) treated with(More)