Stavros Spiliopoulos

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PURPOSE A new segmentation technique is implemented for automatic lumen area extraction and stent strut detection in intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) images for the purpose of quantitative analysis of in-stent restenosis (ISR). In addition, a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) is developed based on the employed algorithm toward(More)
PURPOSE To present the 3-year angiographic and clinical results of a prospective registry investigating the performance of sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) versus bare metal stents (BMSs) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-center double-arm prospective registry included patients with CLI who underwent infrapopliteal(More)
PURPOSE Speckle suppression in ultrasound (US) images of various anatomic structures via a novel speckle noise reduction algorithm. METHODS The proposed algorithm employs an enhanced fuzzy c-means (EFCM) clustering and multiresolution wavelet analysis to distinguish edges from speckle noise in US images. The edge detection procedure involves a(More)
There is a lack of consensus regarding which type of antiplatelet agent should be used in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and little is known on the advantages and disadvantages of dual antiplatelet therapy. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing different(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate and long-term results of cryoplasty versus conventional balloon angioplasty in the femoropopliteal artery of diabetic patients. Fifty diabetic patients (41 men, mean age 68 years) were randomized to cryoplasty (group CRYO; 24 patients with 31 lesions) or conventional balloon angio-plasty (group(More)
PURPOSE To report the long-term outcomes of a single-center prospective study investigating primary placement of everolimus-eluting metal stents for recanalization of long infrapopliteal lesions compared to a matched historical control group treated with plain balloon angioplasty and provisional placement of bare metal stents in a bailout manner. METHODS(More)
Endovascular procedures for the management of the superficial femoral (SFA) and popliteal artery disease are increasingly common. Over the past decade, several stent technologies have been established which may offer new options for improved clinical outcomes. This paper reviews the current evidence for SFA and popliteal artery angioplasty and stenting,(More)
Percutaneous catheter-directed intra-arterial thrombolysis is a safe and effective method of treating acute and subacute lower limb ischemia, as long as accurate patient selection and procedural monitoring are ensured. Although larger, controlled trials are needed to establish the role of PTDs in ALI, mechanical thrombectomy could currently be applied(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to report the results of a prospective single-center study analyzing the long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of subintimal angioplasty (SIA) for the treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the femoropopliteal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with severe intermittent claudication or critical(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the incidence of arterial embolization using a peripheral protection filter device in a series of patients undergoing percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for the management of thrombosed hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts (AVGs). METHODS This prospective, single-center study included all eligible patients(More)