The twenty chapters of Best Practice in Vascular Procedures cover the wide
spectrum of daily vascular activities.
The first part of the book describes the surgical and endovascular techniques of carotid artery revascularization, followed by evidence-based strategies for symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease. The second part concentrates on lower limb arterial bypass surgery and endovascular revascularization in critical limb ischemia. Guidelines for open and endovascular treatment and the management of the diabetic foot complement the subject of critical limb ischemia. Following, treatment of thoracic aortic pathology is addressed: open and endovascular treatment of type A dissection, innovative treatment of arch aneurysms, surgical and endoluminal management of descending and thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms. Subsequently, open and endovascular surgery of infra- and suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms are described in detail, followed by endovascular strategies in acute and ruptured aneurysms. Based on existing scientific evidence, guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysms are defined. The last part of this textbook consists of four subjects which play a major role in the future of our vascular activities: the ideal educational curriculum, centralization of vascular procedures, cost-effectiveness of interventions and finally the hybrid operating room as our new working environment.
How to perform carotid artery surgery
How to perform endovascular carotid revascularization
Best practice for asymptomatic carotid disease
Best practice for symptomatic carotid disease
Cruropedal reconstructions in peripheral arterial occlusive disease
How to perform endovascular revascularizations
Bypass versus angioplasty in severe ischemia of the leg (basil) trial
Diabetic foot disease
Open and endovascular treatment of type A dissection
Innovative treatment of arch aneurysms
Open and endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aneurysms
Best practice in thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Open repair of infra- and suprarenal aortic aneurysms
Endovascular repair of infra- and suprarenal aneurysms
Endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
Current practice and guidelines for AAA treatment
The ideal educational curriculum of the vascular specialist
Should vascular surgery be centralized?
Cost-effectiveness of vascular procedures
Hybrid operating room: the new working environment