Update On Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia. CVD is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The term commonly includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. Many of these conditions can be life-threatening. When it comes to chronic cardiac conditions – we know comprehensive care is needed, but is not always provided. GPs play a critical role in assisting people in the management of their chronic conditions . Among patients with CHF recently discharged from hospital emergency departments, early collaborative care involving cardiologists and GPs enables higher quality care and improved survival compared to either cardiologist or GP care alone.
- Describe the multiple options for minimally invasive venous treatment including Endothermal ablation, Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and Glue treatment.
- Identify the advances in minimally invasive Aortic Treatment including branched grafts, fenestrated grafts and endoluminally placed anchors.
- Explain CT/USS reports after aortic endografting including the significance of ‘endoleak’.
- Recognise the advances in angiographic treatment for occluded arteries including Laser, Atherectomy and Drug Eluting technology, including some potential down-sides.
- Recognise and refer patients with potential vascular entrapment syndromes for new surgical release techniques.
- Presenter(s):Matthew Claydon
- Duration:49.12 min
- Activity ID:151558
- QI&CPD Points:2