Silvia Stegher

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OBJECTIVE We describe our initial experience with the use of the TriVascular Ovation endograft system for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from patients treated for AAA using the Ovation endograft at two institutions from January 2011 to September 2012. Main outcomes included primary success,(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective, single institution study was to describe our 4-year experience with the endovascular repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms. METHODS Between May 1997 and June 2001, 16 patients (15 males; mean age 64+/-9 years), were treated with covered stent grafts. Twelve of the endovascular procedures were performed under epidural(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this single-institution study was to describe our 7-year intention-to-treat results, obtained with the use of endovascular techniques for the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1998 until March 2005, a total of 28 patients were admitted or transferred to our department with(More)
Carotid artery stenting has been proposed as an option treatment of carotid artery stenosis. The aim of this single-institution study is to compare the dual-antiplatelet treatment and heparin combined with acetyl-acetic acid, in patients who underwent carotid artery stenting. We compared 2 groups of 50 patents each who underwent carotid artery stenting for(More)
INTRODUCTION We compared the incidence of intraprocedural bradycardia and hypotension during carotid artery stenting in patients with primary carotid artery stenosis and those with prior ipsilateral carotid endarterectomy. METHODS A total of 213 carotid stenting procedures were performed in our institution in a 4-year period. The mean degree of stenosis(More)
BACKGROUND We report our retrospective experience on postimplantation syndrome (PIS) after the use of Anaconda™ endograft in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR). METHODS Data of all patients undergoing elective EVAR between May 2000 and June 2013 using the Anaconda endograft were retrospectively reviewed(More)
AIM Brief case report of the treatment of a large axillary artery pseudoaneurysm after a pacemaker using a left brachial cutdown and a retrograde delivery of a covered stent using ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance. The patient's renal function precluded the use of contrast materials. CASE REPORT A 77 years old man presenting with acute renal failure(More)
AIM Open surgical repair (OSR) and endovascular techniques (ET) are both described in the literature for treating visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs). Aim of this study is to report a two-center experience of patients treated for a VAA using either OSR or ET, analyzing perioperative outcomes. METHODS Clinical data of 32 VAAs in 32 patients treated between(More)
Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery constitutes an infrequent cause of claudication in non-atherosclerotic young or middle-aged population. Here, we report the case of a 43-year-old female with adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery causing left lower leg claudication, detected by duplex scanning. The angio-CT showed the "dog-leg"(More)
The BRAVISSIMO study is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center, multi-national, monitored trial, conducted at 12 hospitals in Belgium and 11 hospitals in Italy. This manuscript reports the findings up to the 12-month follow-up time point for both the TASC A&B cohort and the TASC C&D cohort. The primary endpoint of the study is primary patency at 12(More)