Endovascular therapy hasn’t been proven to improve survival over medical management for type B thoracic aortic dissection, but this case shows good outcomes are achievable in carefully selected patients.
The year just passed was full of insights and innovations likely to be felt for many years to come. Here are 15 such developments in which Cleveland Clinic staff played key roles.
By combining direct and remote revascularization techniques, a Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeon is restoring arterial patency while avoiding the pitfalls of bypass surgery.
Endarterectomy can be a viable revascularization option for patients with peripheral vascular disease who lack bypass conduits or have failed interventional procedures.
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An occluded stent, infected femorofemoral bypass graft and external iliac artery plaque were removed with remote endarterectomy, restoring circulation through a single incision and avoiding another bypass operation.
Cleveland Clinic is participating in two new clinical trials evaluating potential endovascular solutions for common iliac aneurysms.
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is controversial because of its lack of proved mechanism. The main evidence for it is patients’ relief following release of the median arcuate ligament — typically after a long, agonizing diagnostic journey.
Dr. W. Michael Park shares insight through his experiences and expertise in the field of vascular surgery.