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 ESVS/SVS Debates

Friday, June 6
3:30-5:00 p.m. 

Debate moderators
  • Julie Freischlag MD, University of California, Davis, CA (SVS)
  • Phillipe Kohl, MD, PhD, University Hospital of Liège, Liège , Belgium (ESVS)
  • Bruce Perler, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (SVS)
  • Jean Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD, University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France (ESVS)

1. Thoracoabdominal aneurysms
 “Fenestrated and branched grafts are the optimal way to treat thoracoabdominal aortic anerusysms.”
Stéphan Haulon, MD, PhD, Hospital Cardiologique, Lille, France (ESVS) 

“Open surgical repair is still the best way to treat thoracoabdomial aortic aneurysms.”
Richard P. Cambria, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (SVS) 

2. Renal artery stenosis
“With the results of the ASTRAL and the CORAL trials, there is no indication to percutaneously treat renal artery occlusive disease.”
George Hamilton MD, University College London, London, United Kingdom (ESVS) 

“These trials do not answer the important questions; there are still indications to treat renal artery occlusive disease.”
Matthew A. Corriere MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (SVS) 

3. Popliteal artery aneurysm
"Popliteal artery aneurysms can be successfully treated by endograft exclusion of the aneurysm."
Luke K. Marone, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (SVS) 

"Surgical repair remains the gold standard and the optimal method to treat a popliteal artery aneurysm." 
Jean-Baptiste Ricco, MD, PhD, University Hospital J Bernard, Poitiers, France (ESVS)

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