A much less invasive approach to treating AAA, endografts have specific technical limitations and potential complications that must be considered. Once an endograft has been placed, there is a need for long-term surveillance to ensure that the graft remains in the correct position, that flow through the graft is normal and that the aneurysm is not expanding.
An abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood flows from your arteries to your capillaries to your veins. … Arteriovenous fistulas are often surgically created for use in dialysis in people with severe kidney disease.
Using a person’s own vein for the graft is the most durable means to treat severe, peripheral, artery disease when the blockage is below the level of the groin. Vein bypass grafts offer many advantages.
Carotid artery duplex scanning is also used for post-procedure evaluation after surgery, such as carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting.
A lower extremity arterial physiologic study may be requested to determine whether peripheral artery disease is present, what vessels are affected, and how severely the blood flow is impaired.
Is recognised as a valuable tool for the assessment of blood flow in many vascular territories. The application of this technique to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) has increased rapidly throughout the last decade.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is usually diagnosed on the basis of patients’ symptoms and physical examination in the clinic, confirmed by evaluations in the Vascular Laboratory with pressure measurements and other non-invasive tests.
Also termed a false aneurysm, is a leakage of arterial blood from an artery into the surrounding tissue with a persistent communication between the originating artery and the resultant adjacent cavity.
A sonogram or ultrasound using sound waves to visualize the renal arteries. The renal arteries feed the kidneys with oxygen rich blood. By checking these vessels, we can see if there is any blockage or narrowing.
A non‐invasive, non‐ionising, inexpensive, portable and safe technique that uses a pulsed Doppler transducer for assessment of intracerebral blood flow.
The ankle/brachial index (ABI) is an objective measurement of lower-extremity arterial perfusion. … In addition to evaluating the effect of exercise on the ankle-level blood pressure, treadmill exercise testing also offers a means to characterize the functional impact of claudication symptoms.
Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to “see” inside your body. This procedure is performed to create a “map” of your leg veins for the surgeon in preparation for various procedures that will include bypass graft surgery (replacing diseased vessels in your body with the healthy vein from your leg).
In this condition, blood doesn’t flow back properly to the heart, causing blood to pool in the veins in your legs. Several factors can cause venous insufficiency, though it’s most commonly caused by blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) and varicose veins