Safety Considerations for Endovascular Surgery

  • George E. Kopchok


The continuing evolution of endovascular techniques and instrumentation has enhanced the armamentarium available to vascular surgeons. The majority of endovascular procedures are minimally invasive with reduced risk and morbidity for the patient. However, imaging techniques, endovascular instrumentation, and delivery devices may introduce environmental safety concerns that were not present in conventional surgery. In this regard, it is essential that operating room personnel become knowledgeable about potential hazards and appropriate precautions that are necessary to create a safe work environment for themselves, as well as the patient.


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