Petr Zdrahal

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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION The authors present a group of patients, who underwent standard procedures on thoracic (TAA) and thoracoabdominal (TAAA) aortic aneurysms from 01-01-2009 to 15-09-2010. MATERIAL AND METHODS During the above time period, a total of 29 patients were operated. The authors employed as many known organ protection procedures as possible, including(More)
Patients with affections of the vascular system of the lower extremities at several levels present a complicated problem for vascular surgery. The authors submit their experience with a combination of vascular reconstruction and peroperative transluminal angioplasty. In 25 patients, mean age 64 years, they performed 29 of these combined operations, 10 times(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)