Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: only a mechanical solution for a biological problem?

Diehm, Nicolas; Dick, Florian; Katzen, Barry T; Do, Dai-Do; Baumgartner, Iris (2009). Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: only a mechanical solution for a biological problem? Journal of endovascular therapy, 16 Suppl 1, I119-I126. Phoenix, Ariz.: International Society of Endovascular Specialists 10.1583/08-2586.1

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Endovascular aneurysm repair has matured significantly over the last 20 years and is becoming increasingly popular as a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Long-term durability of this fascinating treatment, however, is in doubt as continuing aneurysmal degeneration of the aortoiliac graft attachment zones is clearly associated with late adverse sequelae. In recent years, our growing understanding of the physiopathology of AAA formation has facilitated scrutiny of various potential drug treatment concepts. In this article we review the mechanical and biological challenges associated with endovascular treatment of infrarenal AAAs and discuss potential approaches to ongoing aneurysmal degeneration, which hampers long-term outcomes of this minimally invasive therapy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Diehm, Nicolas Alexander; Dick, Florian; Do, Dai-Do and Baumgartner, Iris

ISSN:

1526-6028

Publisher:

International Society of Endovascular Specialists

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:12

Last Modified:

08 Jun 2016 10:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1583/08-2586.1

PubMed ID:

19317573

Web of Science ID:

000284263400011

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31720 (FactScience: 196380)

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