Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The interventional cardiologist must be able to recognize and manage potential vascular complications. Iliofemoral complications are the most frequent vascular complications in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Small vessel dimensions, moderate or severe calcification, and center experience are the major predictors. The traditional treatment for injured arteries has been surgical reconstruction, but endovascular techniques may allow for less invasive but effective management of arterial injuries. Dissection may be treated with prolonged balloon inflation or deployment of a self-expanding or balloon-expandable stent or a surgical graft. Iliofemoral rupture is a serious complication that may lead to retroperitoneal bleeding that can be unrecognized. Rapid insertion of a dilator or sheath or an occlusive balloon is used to achieve hemostasis. Prolonged balloon inflation or implantation of a covered stent or surgical repair should then be considered. Treatment options for failed percutaneous closure include prolonged manual compression, balloon angioplasty, stent implantation, and surgery. Aortic complications are rare, but serious complications are associated with a high mortality rate, even if emergent surgery is performed. There are specific vascular complications associated with alternative access routes such as transapical and transaxillary and direct aortic access.
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