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Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2021 ISSN 2732-7175

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NHellenic Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery is published by "ROTONDA PUBLICATIONS" for the Hellenic Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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The Hellenic Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery leads the effort to re-publish and upgrade the Society's official scientific journal. The journal, entitled "Hellenic Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery", will be published in English to have a greater scientific impact and reach beyond the borders of Greece. HJVES is aimed at any specialty dealing with patients with arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. Thus, contribution from the fields of vascular surgery, interventional radiology, anesthesiology, angiology, diabetology, cardiology and any other that involves some kind of vascular pathology is welcomed. We therefore invite everyone that is interested to submit his/her scientific work, including original studies, systematic reviews, interesting cases, technical aspects and other interesting articles in the field of vascular surgery, vascular imaging, intravascular techniques as well as in the prevention and treatment of vascular diseases. In particular, endovascular techniques and reports on the emerging technology are also encouraged.

The journal will be published by the Publisher Press "ROTONDA PUBLICATIONS", based in Thessaloniki, and will be available free of charge in electronic form (pdf), through its’ website. Submission and publication of articles will be also free of charge. All articles will be subjected to "peer review" by external peer reviewers who are specialized in the field of the subject in order to improve and harmonize them with the structure of the journal. The thematic and lead publishers will make the final decision for publication, while the Journal is committed decisions not to delay more than 40 days from submission. The process of "peer review" is considered necessary both to ensure the quality of the magazine and its possible future acceptance by international databases and PubMed in particular.

Letter from the Editors
Prof. Miltos Matsagkas, Editor in Chief - Prof. John Kakisis Senior Editor


Letter from the President οf Hellenic Society of Vascular

and Endovascular surgery
Prof. Kyriakos D.  Ktenidis,President of HSVES


Contents: April 2021 • Volume 3 • Issue 2


Digital Vascular Medicine: The future we cannot ignore
Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Konstantinos Stavroulakis and Carlota F. Prendes

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Campus Großhadern, Germany


Pages: 37- 38


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HSVES Working Groups: a novel initiative towards the improvement of
ongoing vascular research and education in Greece

MAndreas M. Lazaris1,9,10, Michael Peroulis2, Theophanis Papas3,9, Dimitrios Staramos4,9, Anastasios Papapetrou5,9, George Geropapas6,9, Triantaphillos Giannakopoulos7,9,10, Panagiotis Theodoridis4,9, Anastasios Chronopoulos8,10,
George Geroulakos1,9, Konstantinos Dervisis4,9

1Vascular Surgery Department, Attikon University Hospital, Athens
2Vascular Surgery Department, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens
3Vascular Surgery Department, Hellenic Red Cross Hospital, Athens
4Vascular Surgery Department, Konstantopoulio Hospital, Athens
5Vascular Surgery Department, KAT Hospital, Athens
6Vascular Surgery Department, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Athens
7Vascular Surgery Department, Hellenic Naval Hospital, Athens
81st Vascular Surgery Department, Henry Dynant Hospital Center, Athens
9Board of Directors, Hellenic Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
10Board of Directors, Professional Association of Vascular Surgeons of Greece


Pages: 39 - 40


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The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the workland of a tertiary vascular
surgery department

Antonia Skotsimara, Natasa Hasemaki, Kiriaki Kakavia, Alexandros Giosdekos, Sotiris Georgopoulos, Chris Klonaris, Chris Bakogiannis

Vascular Surgery Unit, First Department of Surgery, Laiko General Hospital, National and Kapodistran Univestity of Athens, Greece


Pages: 41- 42


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Rate of female patients treated for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm may be
extremely low in specific populations

Nikolaos Kontopodis, MD,MSc,PhD, Emmanouil Tavlas, MD,MSc, Stella Lioudaki MD, MSc,PhD, Nikolaos Daskalakis, MD, Christos Chronis, MD,MSc, Ioannis Dimopoulos, MD, Alexandros Kafetzakis, MD, PhD, Christos V. Ioannou, MD, PhD

Vascular Surgery Unit Department of Vascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Crete, Medical School


Pages: 43 - 47


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Heparin Resistance in surgical patients: Could individualized prophylaxis
through recognition of high and low responders to antithrombotic treatment
represent an option to optimal antithrombotic strategy in the future?

Michalis N. Gionis, MD1, Georgios I. Tagarakis, MD, PhD2, Vasiliki C. Manaki1, Pavlos Chatzigeorgiadis1, Andreas Koutsoumbelis1, Kyriakos D. Ktenidis, MD, PhD, EBSQ VASC1

1Department of Vascular Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, AHEPA Hospital of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Pages: 48 - 53


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Endovascular Thrombus Aspiration Using the AngioVac System. Technical
Considerations and Operating Room Setup

Filippos-Paschalis Rorris MD 1, Constantine N. Antonopoulos MD, PhD1, Ilias Samiotis MD, PhD1, Anastasios Stathopoulos MD2, Efstratios Anagnostou1, Panagiotis Dedeilias MD, PhD1, Mihalis Argiriou MD, PhD1,
John Kokotsakis MD, PhD1, Christos Charitos MD, PhD1

1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2Department of Anesthesiology, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Page: 54 - 57


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Endograft preservation during aortoenteric fistula management after EVAR
Ioakeim Giagtzidis, Ioulia Grigoriou, Despina Giriki, Aikaterini Kosmidou, Christos Karkos, Assaloumidis Nikolaos, Konstantinos Papazoglou

Vascular Unit, 5th Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocratio Hospital, Thessaloniki,


Page: 58 - 61


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Open repair of extracranial-internal carotid artery aneurysm: a case report
Athanasios Chaidoulis , MD, Konstantinos Spanos, MD, MSc, PhD, Petroula Nana, MD, MSc, George Kouvelos, MD, MSc,PhD, Maria Ntalouka, MD, Eleni Arnaoutoglou, MD, MSc, PhD, Miltiadis Matsagkas, MD, PhD, FEBVS

Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece


Page: 63 - 66


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Hard copy of the Journal is available upon request to:

[email protected]

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