The use of cannabis may have a negative impact on outcomes for a common bypass surgery, a study suggests. Patients who used cannabis prior to lower extremity bypass had decreased patency, meaning the graft had a higher chance of becoming blocked or occluded, higher rate of amputation and opioid use after discharge.
UC Davis Health and AI software company Illuminate have developed a centralized abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance program using artificial intelligence software. The effort identifies at-risk abdominal aortic aneurysm patients who may have been ‘lost-to-follow-up’ either due to COVID-19 or other factors.
New research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows the use of drug-coated balloons is an optimal approach compared to bare metal stents in treating femoropopliteal lesions.
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE, was elected Chair, and Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS, was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the virtual ACS Clinical Congress 2021.
A new study from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre reveals that patients who survive an aortic dissection often fail to receive comprehensive post-surgical follow-up care leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of sustained risk.
Five years ago, Thomas Cooper says, he had never heard of an “aortic dissection.”
New basic science research shows what happens to the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms when you inhibit JMJD3 through both genetics and pharmacology.
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), DFSVS, an esteemed vascular surgeon from Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to serve as the 2020–2021 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons.
A new paper by vascular surgeons at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, describes how thrombosis (blood clots in the circulatory system) was an early indication of infection in a COVID-19 patient.