In today’s episode we will explore the different materials used to try and repair and bridge aortic gaps. We’ll see attempts to treat aortic aneurysms with ligation, banding and occlusion. How Albert Einstein’ abdominal aortic aneurysm was treated with cutting edge 1940s technology: cellophane. And how a young surgical research fellow, a stray suture, perseverance and fast sewing machine skills ushered in the modern era of fabric grafts.
Dr. Gregorio Sicard is Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Emeritus Chief of Vascular Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He trained in general surgery at the Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, and completed the first Transplantation Fellowship there. He eventually became the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at Washington Hospital. He founded the Vascular surgery fellowship there in 1983. He is a former President of the...
We are very excited to bring you our new series on Landmark Papers in Vascular Surgery!
We are proud to start off with the IMPROVE trial, and for that we welcome Professor Janet Powell, Professor of Vascular Biology & Medicine at Imperial College, London and Chief Investigator of the IMPROVE Trial.