Treatment & Development

Endovascular surgery is a rapidly advancing field, where the surgeon works via a needle puncture and is able to ‘recanalise’ narrowed or blocked arteries, and prevent dangerously dilated arteries (aneurysms) from bursting by inserting an artificial artery inside the abnormal segment. Compared to open surgery, endovascular surgery has shown many short term advantages such as reduced early mortality, length of hospital stay and quality of life. While issues of long term durability and cost remain, further research and technological developments may go some way to address these challenges.