Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2015 • VOLUME 21 • №3

Interventional radiology in vascular surgery:
congress CIRSE 2014 in Glasgow

Volkov S.V.1,2, Mytsyk S.A.1

1) Department of Roentgenosurgical Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment, Therapeutic-Rehabilitation Centre of the RF Public Health Ministry,
2) Chair of Roentgenoendovascular Diagnosis and Treatment, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia

The world’s largest Congress of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) was held in Glasgow (Scotland) on September 13-17, 2014. During four days the participants discussed the most important problems concerning cardiovascular interventional radiology. Separate sections were dedicated to treatment of stroke, aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aortic portions, lower-limb ischaemia, as well as interventional methods of treatment in oncology. Special attention was paid to the report delivered by Lars Lenne from Denmark entitled "Bifurcated iliac stent graft for treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms", attaching particular significance to the technique aimed at preserving the internal iliac artery. Also worthy of notice is the report of Gerard Goh (Melbourne, Australia) dedicated to treatment of patients with acute lower-limb ischaemia, presenting the results of studying time intervals of rendering care for patients with critical ischaemia and comparing various methods of treatment. Of interest was the section on visualization of vessels, where special attention was deserved by the lecture delivered by Professor Marco Das from the Medical University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and dedicated to contrast-free interventions, also reporting the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) used as an alternative to iodine-containing contrast media routinely used in our practice.

KEY WORDS: CIRSE Congress, bifurcated iliac stent graft, lower limb acute ischaemia, contrast-free angiography, carbon dioxide.

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