A Customized Option for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
A customizable graft moves endovascular surgeons closer to being able to offer minimally invasive surgical options no matter where the aneurysm is located.
Minimally invasive stenting option for mesenteric ischemia
Mesenteric ischemia shows up much later in life than its more well-known cousin, coronary atherosclerosis. Sufferers are often not good candidates for bypass, but there is another way through these arterial blockages
Bringing research the operating table
In just a few short years, Hopkins surgeon Mahmoud Malas has developed a robust vascular research program that gives patients an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials that address novel—often minimally invasive—approaches to conditions like carotid artery disease.
For the smoker, a chimney graft
"It's complicated" is not a good thing…unless you're Hopkins vascular surgeon Christopher Abularrage. Complex cases challenge his expertise and offer opportunity for invention.
A hand-picked team
Experienced vascular sonographers often have the best vantage point for evaluating a patient and recognizing when something's gone wrong.
A less direct path yields greater benefits
The nearest approach may not be the best when it comes to treating brain aneurysms or carotid artery disease. Endovascular approaches—via the groin or femoral artery—increase options for surgeons and lessen disruption of patients' lives.
Beyond the cosmetics of vein repair
Vein problems are more than skin-deep—they can extend to every realm of life, deep into the psyche. Vascular surgeon Jennifer Heller and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Vein Center employ the latest technology so patients can return to their "normal."
An endo in sight for abdominal aortic aneurysms
Endovascular repair has improved patient outcomes. But chief surgeon Mahmoud Malas focuses not on how far the field has come, but where it must go next.