In a recent interview with Professor Stéphan Haulon*, Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital of Lille, France, he addresses the adoption of minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) aided by advanced clinical imaging device solutions from GE Healthcare.
One of the key questions, “ Is open surgery for the repair of aortic aneurysms the ‘gold standard’ or is it the ‘old standard?’”
A majority of surgeons agreed open surgery is rapidly becoming the "old standard" in a debate on this question at the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery.
In an exclusive e-book “Advanced Endovascular Surgery”, Prof Haulon describes his experience using a mobile hybrid OR.
A new class of vascular surgeons is emerging in aortic repair - Thanks to major advances in the treatment of large-vessel
aneurysms, the movement to treat vascular abnormalities using minimally invasive techniques is accelerating.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) represent a genuine unmet medical need, affecting an estimated 5% of adults over
the age of 65 years diagnosed with this life-threatening condition. Sudden death is nearly certain for patients in the event
of a rupture, where as the risk of mortality is reduced to less than 5% in the surgical repair of the aneurysm.
Want to know more? View the postcard videos from the 2010 Charing Cross symposium
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*Prof. Haulon provides consultation to GE Healthcare