Predictions and insights for the abdominal aortic aneurysm

Thomas Kotsis


Modern vascular surgery imposes its principal preventive role worldwide, by focusing on two arterial diseases, carotid artery stenosis and aortic aneurysms. Both vascular disorders may result in a debilitating or life-threatening situation. There is a tremendous scientific interest about the vulnerable asymptomatic plaques and the aortic aneurysm with imminent risk of rupture; thousands of scientific hours have been consumed in order to identify which asymptomatic carotid plaque is the potent source of emboli for an ischemic stroke, as well as to detect which aortic aneurysm is going to rupture.