About the book
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.