open access

Vol 7, No 1-2 (2001)
Review papers
Published online: 2001-10-18
Get Citation

Progress in diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases

Mieczysław Szostek, Tomasz Brzeziński, Przemysław Kabala
Acta Angiologica 2001;7(1-2):1-11.

open access

Vol 7, No 1-2 (2001)
Review papers
Published online: 2001-10-18

Abstract

In developed countries more than 50% of deaths are thought to be due to vascular diseases. Early diagnosis of vascular problem allows to prevent strokes, myocardial infarctions and tragic sequelae of lower limbs ischemia. Duplex-doppler technique seems to be essential in evaluation of veins and arteries and has reached such a degree of accuracy that it is possible to resignate from preoperative angiography in certain pathologies. Modern methods of treatment of vascular diseases do not confine to the constant improvement of surgical technique but they rather mean the use of non-invasive diagnostic laboratory and endovascular procedures.
These procedures are performed by radiologists or a team including a surgeon. Endovascular methods are thought to be less harmful for the patient than classic operation so they play more and more important role in vascular treatment.
Late results of these procedures have not been assessed to the end but one must always remember that every moment endovascular procedure may require conversion to open surgery. That is why we state that endovascular treatment should be performed by a team of specialists consisting of a phisician, a radiologist and a surgeon.

Abstract

In developed countries more than 50% of deaths are thought to be due to vascular diseases. Early diagnosis of vascular problem allows to prevent strokes, myocardial infarctions and tragic sequelae of lower limbs ischemia. Duplex-doppler technique seems to be essential in evaluation of veins and arteries and has reached such a degree of accuracy that it is possible to resignate from preoperative angiography in certain pathologies. Modern methods of treatment of vascular diseases do not confine to the constant improvement of surgical technique but they rather mean the use of non-invasive diagnostic laboratory and endovascular procedures.
These procedures are performed by radiologists or a team including a surgeon. Endovascular methods are thought to be less harmful for the patient than classic operation so they play more and more important role in vascular treatment.
Late results of these procedures have not been assessed to the end but one must always remember that every moment endovascular procedure may require conversion to open surgery. That is why we state that endovascular treatment should be performed by a team of specialists consisting of a phisician, a radiologist and a surgeon.
Get Citation

Keywords

progress; vascular surgery; endovascular treatment; treatment; prophylaxis

About this article
Title

Progress in diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 7, No 1-2 (2001)

Pages

1-11

Published online

2001-10-18

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2001;7(1-2):1-11.

Keywords

progress
vascular surgery
endovascular treatment
treatment
prophylaxis

Authors

Mieczysław Szostek
Tomasz Brzeziński
Przemysław Kabala

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73, 80–180 Gdańsk

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl