Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №4

Review of the 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology, Prague, July 1-5, 2012

Stoiko Yu.M.1, Ignatiev I.M.2

1) Federal State Facility "National Medical Surgical Centre" named after N.I. Pirogov under the RF Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia
2) Federal Autonomous Medical Facility "Interregional Clinical and Diagnostic Centre", Kazan, Russia

The 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology was held in Prague from July 1st to 5th, 2010. There were a total of 586 reports (of these, there were 430 oral presentations and 255 poster presentations, highlighting many problems in arterial pathology: optimal methods of visualization and treatment of carotid arterial atherosclerosis, endovascular recanalization of intracranial arteries and hybrid interventions on carotid arteries in acute period of ischaemic stroke, management of patients with asymptomatic atherosclerosis of carotid arteries, main problems in treatment of coronary artery atherosclerosis, complications of endovascular techniques, management of patients with aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal portions of the aorta, as well as atherosclerosis of lower limb arteries. Special attention was paid to treatment of lower limb critical ischaemia and diabetic foot syndrome, problems concerning venous thromboembolism and methods of anticoagulant therapy, as well as genetic predictors of the development of venous diseases. Other problems discussed at the Congress were as follows: methods of endovascular treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, prevention and microsurgical interventions in treatment of lymphedema, the role of endovascular techniques in correction of arteriovenous malformations, and robot-assisted surgical interventions.

KEY WORDS: congress, atherosclerosis, ischaemia, endovascular techniques, thromboembolism, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema.

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