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In the years 1990 to 1997, 103 patients with RAAA were operated on at the Department of Vascular Surgery of the Hospital Na Homolce in Prague. Men outnumbered women, mean age was 70 years. The mean delay between onset of symptoms and hospital admission was 25 hours. Prior to transportation 85 patients were submitted to at least one confirmative evaluation(More)
In the years 1990-1994, 43 patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA) were operated on at the Department of Vascular Surgery of the Na Homolce Hospital in Prague. Men outnumbered women, average patient age was 70 years. The mean delay between onset of symptoms and hospital admission counted 27 hrs. Prior to transportation, one half to two(More)
The need for a vascular prosthesis that does not require preclotting is apparent. The use of biological biodegradable coatings may carry the potential disadvantages of undesirable healing, inflammatory or antigenic reactions, and increased thrombogenicity. A graft has been developed to minimize porosity by coating only the outer surface with a bioinert(More)
It has been hoped that pharmacologic prophylaxis in thoracic aortic cross-clamping may avert the unpredictable complication of spinal cord paraplegia, may avoid the mechanical difficulties associated with shunts, partial bypass, or monitoring devices, and may serve as a substitute for or as an adjunct to cerebral spinal fluid drainage. Toward this end 21(More)
A clinical series of five patients operated on for symptomatic cerebral blood flow deterioration is discussed. They presented with either hemispheral symptoms (hemiparesis, amaurosis fugax) or signs of diffuse cerebral hypoxia. In the presence of unilateral or bilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion a critical stenosis of the external carotid(More)
INTRODUCTION The mid-term experience with the use of the fresh arterial allografts in the treatment of aortic or aortofemoral prosthetic infection is presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2001-2010 24 patients (23 with the infected graft in aortic or aortofemoral position and one with a mycotic aneurysm of the aortic bifurcation) were operated with the(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess technical success rates of endovascular procedures in acute and chronic type B aortic dissections and changes in the right (PL) and false (FL) lumen diameters in the visceral segment region during short-term and long-term follow up study periods. METHODS From 2004 to 2009, the authors performed a prospective(More)