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Thrombectomy - Recent Advances in Ischaemic Damage Treatment

Nieves Saiz-Sapena

University of Valencia

Dr. Saiz-Sapena specializes in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain, and has over 25 years of professional experience in the areas of neurosurgical anesthesia, anesthesia in the hostile environment, bariatric anesthesia, and difficult airway. She is an active member of several scientific societies including ESA, ASA, SOBA, and SEDAR.


Fernando Aparici-Robles

Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe

Dr. Aparici-Robles obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Valencia, Spain, and has over 20-year professional experience, especially in interventional neuroradiology. Currently, he is an active member of several scientific societies including ECR, ASNR, CIRSE, being especially involved in Neurointerventional Sections.


Physiopathology of Thrombosis Physiopathology of Atherosclerosis Factors Affecting Coagulation Anticoagulants Thrombectomy Systems Coronary Thrombosis Pulmonary Thromboembolism Protocols and Guidelines Anesthesia Neurovascular Thrombectomy Arterial Thrombosis Peripheral Thrombectomy

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Despite modern anticoagulants, thrombosis is a global burden all over the world. Thrombosis has a general incidence rate of over 20 per 1000 of the population. Ischemic heart disease has a higher prevalence, around 16/1000 individuals. Behind it, arterial thrombosis is also the most common cause of ischemic stroke (2'5/1000), and mesenteric ischemia (0'5/1000), having the latter a mortality rate of over 60%. The most common venous ischemias are deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism (2/1000), both occurring mainly in the postoperative period.

The Covid-19 disease has greatly increased its importance, as peripheral thrombosis is one of its most prevalent consequences, not knowing yet how is this situation going to evolve in future years.

On the other hand, minimally invasive procedures have been developed in Neurosurgery and Cardiovascular Surgery, which have managed to reduce the aggressiveness of available surgical treatments and therefore their risks and complications. But the greater advance has arrived from Interventional Radiology, being one of the medical specialties that have advanced the most in recent years thanks to advances in imaging technology and miniaturization of devices.

This book intends to bring the reader closer to the complex world of thromboembolic disease from the point of view of thrombectomy as a key technique in its treatment. Our aim is to feature this technique in an easy-to-follow way, showing all its potential, and focusing on the practical aspects of the day-to-day clinical practice.

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Expected publication date: November 28th 2021

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Nieves Saiz-Sapena

University of Valencia

Nieves Saiz-Sapena is Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia, and obtained her PhD at University of Navarra, both in Spain. She has over 25 years of professional experience, especially in neurosurgical anesthesia, anesthesia in the hostile environment, bariatric anesthesia, and difficult airway. After a short stay at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (South Africa), she specialised in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain). She was Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Head of Department of Anaesthesiology Hospital San Jaime (Torrevieja, Alicante), and Associate Professor Universidad Católica San Vicente Martir, Valencia. Currently she is an active member of several scientific societies including ESA, ASA, SOBA and SEDAR, with a role in Neurociences and in Safety and Quality Sections. She also serves as a reviewer in a number of national and international scientific journals, and combines her job at the General University Hospital in Valencia (Spain) with her participation in professional books, education, and basic and specialist training in Anesthesia and Critical Care.

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