What is the endovascular treatment of the carotid and aneurysms?
The endovascular treatments of the different arteries, consist of solving the problem that an artery may present, by means of the use of guides and catheters that allow to implant a prosthesis inside the artery in the aneurysms, leaving them excluded, or dilating the artery where there is a stenosis, eliminating this.
To perform them, we need a point of access to the arterial system, where either through a puncture or catheterization, or through the surgical access to the artery, we implant a temporary introducer. This helps us to introduce into the arterial system the materials we need to solve the problem, such as going to the destination we are looking for with the use of the so-called navigation guides under radiological control, once the guide has been taken to the desired destination, entering through of catheters the necessary elements to solve the problem presented by the patient in the target artery.
What are the advantages compared to conventional surgery?
The main advantage is that it is a much less aggressive technique. Being less aggressive, on the one hand, we reduce the risks of complications typical of conventional surgery, and on the other hand, the recovery of interventions of this type is much faster.
Is any patient a candidate for endovascular treatment?
A priori yes, but the indication to use an endovascular procedure depends both on the patient and the lesion that presents. Not all lesions are susceptible to endovascular treatment.
What care should be followed in the postoperative period?
It depends on the procedure performed, but normally in 48-72h a life can be practically normal.