Endovascular Therapy for Complex Aortic Disease

Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are usually treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), which has become the standard of care in many hospitals for patients with suitable anatomy. Overall, the indications for endovascular management of AAA are expanding to include increasingly complex and anatomically challenging aneurysms. Ongoing studies and optimization of imaging, in addition to technological refinement of stent grafts, will hopefully continue to broaden the utilization of EVAR.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, General Surgeons, Podiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Nurse Practitioners and other interested specialists.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the indications and outcomes for the use of endovascular therapy for the treatment of complex aortic disease.
  • Assess the risks associated with the use of endovascular therapy to treat complex aortic disease and modifications to the clinical approach that can be used to mitigate these risks.
  • Recognize the limitations and potential expansion of future endovascular therapy to treat complex aortic disease.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Buck, D. B., Van Herwaarden, J. A., Schermerhorn, M. L., & Moll, F. L. (2014). Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 11(2), 112.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/01/2019

Matthew J. Eagleton, M.D. 
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 

Matthew J. Eagleton, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Conference Directors and Planning Committee Members:
James Benenati, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for W.L. Gore, Cook, Bard, Scientia and Penumbra. He also has royalties with Penumbra. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Marquat, and owns stocks in Covidien and XableCath.

Barry T. Katzen, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and W.L. Gore.

Others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2018
Course expires: 
05/01/2019
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