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Frozen elephant trunk: assets and liabilities of a challenging technique

The development of the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique for a simplified treatment of complex lesions of the thoracic aorta originated as an evolution of the classic elephant trunk technique, described for the first time by Borst et al in 1983. Novel technologies and standardization of the...

Frontiers in endovascular thrombectomy for ischemic stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There have been significant advances in the hyperacute treatment of patients with ischemic stroke with the advent and application of reperfusion therapies, including intravenous thrombolysis and endovascular thrombectomy....

Recent advances in cerebral cavernous malformation research

Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are manifested by microvascular lesions characterized by leaky endothelial cells with minimal intervening parenchyma predominantly in the central nervous system predisposed to hemorrhagic stroke, resulting in focal neurological defects. Till date, three...

Oxidative stress and inflammation in the development of cardiovascular disease and contrast induced nephropathy

Utilization of contrast media to visualize vasculature structures in the setting of cardiovascular disorders (CVD) can lead to acute kidney injury, referred to as contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). CIN can potentiate mortality and hospitalization in aged individuals, patients with CVD,...

Risk factors adversely impacting post coronary artery bypass grafting longer-term vs. shorter-term clinical outcomes

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients’ characteristics and surgical techniques associated with short-term (ST; < 1 year) mortality are well documented; however, the literature pinpointing factors predictive of longer-term (LT; ≥ 1 year) death rates are more limited. Thus,...

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation combined with other heart interventions: current status and future perspectives

In the last years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a well-proven effective treatment option for patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (AS) requiring valve replacement at high or intermediate surgical risk. Nowadays, with the expansion of TAVI for...

Incathlab Bloopers 2019

The long-awaited funny bloopers from incathlab are here: don't miss the best hilarious situations and discover how incathlab grew in 2019.

Stenting of obstructive right femoro-iliac post-thrombotic lesions

This case reports the use of the VICI stent to treat postthrombotic femoro-iliac obstructive lesions under IVUS guidance.
The patient had severe PTS, and required a previous contralateral lower limb amputation.

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