The main topic of the 2011 EVC textbook focuses on the prevention of complications and, when occurring, on their best management.
The Authors extensively discuss carotid artery interventions, prevention and treatment of cerebral ischemia during carotid endarterectomy and stenting, as well as management of post-procedural infection, arterial occlusion and restenosis. In open and endovascular aortic repair the Authors highlight practical issues including groin complications, difficult vascular access, case-planning, neurological complications, surveillance protocols, hybrid interventions, graft infection and burdensome anatomical issues in aortic access. The chapters dealing with peripheral arterial disease focus on prevention and treatment of problems after extensive iliac, superficial femoral and popliteal artery disease interventions. New exciting developments in extreme distal recanalization, drug-eluting stents and balloons, microsurgical extremity reconstruction and wound management are discussed and described in detail. Finally, the Authors present the new and modern technique of e-learning for the vascular specialist.