All publications of “Cynthia de Almeida Mendes”4 results
Endovascular revascularization of TASC C and D femoropopliteal occlusive disease using carbon dioxide as contrast
ABSTRACTObjectiveTo analyze the results of ten angioplasties of TASC C and D femoropopliteal lesions using CO2 as primary contrast in patients with no formal contraindication to iodine, aiming to decrease allergic reactions and potential nephrotoxicity in high-risk patients.Methods We describe the results of ten angioplasties of TASC C and D femoropopliteal lesions using CO2 as primary contrast in patients with high risk for open revascularization and no formal contraindication to iodine. We analyzed feasibility of the procedures, complications, quality of […]
Carbon dioxide as a substitute for iodine contrast in arteriography during embolectomy
Acute limb ischemia can be potentially harmful to the limb and life threatening. Renal failure is a possible outcome associated with release of products of ischemic limb reperfusion. Some authors reported the benefit of performing angiography after embolectomy, even though iodine contrast is also nephrotoxic. We report a case of embolectomy on a patient with renal insufficiency in whom carbon dioxide was used as a substitute for iodine contrast.
Combined use of GORE TAG® and Gore Exculder® endografts for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with severe angulation
The advances in endovascular surgery for treatment of aortic aneurysms have allowed a greater number of patients, who were previously considered unsuitable for the approach, to benefit from this therapeutic modality. Despite the current availability of highly comfortable endografts, cases with unfavorable anatomy remain a challenge for surgeons. We report a case with difficult anatomy that was successfully managed using an unconventional endovascular technique.
Public private partnership in vascular surgery
Objective To describe and analyze the results of a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Health and a private hospital in a project of assistance and scientific research in the field of endovascular surgery.Methods:The flows, costs and clinical outcomes of patients treated in a the public-private partnership between April 2012 and July 2013 were analyzed. All patients underwent surgery and stayed at least one day at the intensive care unit of the private hospital. They also participated in a research […]