Joerg Tessarek

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OBJECTIVE Critical limb ischemia, the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease, results in extremity amputation if left untreated. Endovascular recanalization of stenotic or occluded infrapopliteal arteries has recently emerged as an effective form of therapy, although the duration of patency is typically limited by restenosis. Recently, it has been(More)
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is considered one of the telltale signs of a terminal malignant process. We describe a successful endovascular desobliteration of a subtotal occluded SVC and the left innominate vein using a Y-stent technique in a 46-year-old female with a mediastinal nodal metastasis of a relapsing renal cell carcinoma. Complete clinical(More)
PURPOSE To report a prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical study evaluating the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent for treating the above-the-knee femoropopliteal segment (NCT01094678; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ). METHODS The Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. Patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION The negative experience with stent grafts of the first generation shows the important role of the endograft in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The midterm results of a stent graft (Talent) widely used in Germany were analyzed up to 4 years after the first implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS We report on 73 patients treated at our(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate safety and cost benefits of the percutaneous technique for treatment of aortic aneurysm, a prospective randomized study was performed that compared the endovascular suture technique with conventional cutdown access and repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2002 through July 2002, 30 endografts, including 14 Talent stent-grafts(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The treatment of aortic aneurysms is achievable also without laparotomy. With a special technique it is now possible to perform the endovascular aneurysm repair totally percutaneous using an endovascular suture device. With the purpose to reduce the invasiveness of the treatment of abdominal aneurysms, the new technique was used(More)
AIM The aim of the present article was to report the 12-month results of the Zilver® PTX® Single Arm StudyTASC C/D de novo lesion subgroup. METHODS The Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. This is a prospective, single-arm, multicentre clinical study evaluating the Zilver PTX(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficiency of totally percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in a large cohort of patients and to define risk factors for failure with a 10-F vascular closure system. METHODS A prospective study examined the feasibility and safety of percutaneous femoral artery closure with a single Prostar XL 10-F vascular closure device(More)
PURPOSE To describe a hybrid technique involving combined antegrade revascularization of both supra-aortic and visceral arteries and complete exclusion of a dissecting thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). TECHNIQUE A 46-year-old man had a dissecting TAAA involving the left subclavian artery (LSA) and the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta down to(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the secondary procedures in patients with previous endovascular aortic repair by fenestrated or branched stent-grafts for aneurysms involving the renal and visceral vessels. METHODS Between January 2001 and May 2010, 107 consecutive high-risk patients (97 men; mean age 73 years, range 50-86) with aortic aneurysms involving the renal(More)