Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Surveillance Following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become the standard of care for many patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. This lecture will address how contrast-enhanced ultrasound is an effective diagnostic tool for surveillance and follow-up to detect and classify endoleaks following EVAR.
Original Release Date: December 2020
Review Date: October 2021, February 2022, February 2023
Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiography, respiratory therapists (direct delivery), pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and noninvasive vascular testing specialists and sonographers.
- Explain the fundamental physics of contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
- Apply proper use of contrast enhancement agents for EVAR.
- Describe the pathophysiology of EVAR endoleaks.
- Detect EVAR endoleaks on contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
- Characterize enhancement of different types of EVAR endoleaks.
Muhammad E. Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Medical Education Manager
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, faculty and planner of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Elliott J. Elias, M.D., disclosed that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Abbott Laboratories.
Brian J. Schiro, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Penumbra and Sirtex.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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