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  • Drs. Eflhymios Avgerinos and Scott Chapman review case studies about endovascular treatment of aortic occlusions.
  • Drs. Ryan McEnaney and Natalie Sridharan discuss how aortic endarterectomy can provide symptoms relieve in selective cases when the aortic pathology is locally confined.
  • Dr. Theodore Yuo talks about endovascular management of Abdominal Aortic Pseudoaneurysm associated with an accessory renal artery.
  • Drs. Mohammad H. Eslami, Scott Chapman, and Kathryn Fong also discuss the diagnosis and management of secondary Aortoenteric Fistula.
  • Drs. Rabih Chaer and Kathryn Fong review bilateral Iliac Artery Branch Endoprosthesis use for bilateral common Iliac Artery Aneurysms and the need for internal Iliac Artery preservation.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the appropriate use of aortobifemoral bypass for severe aortoiliac occlusive disease 
  • Identify proper diagnoses and implement appropriate treatment options for patients with secondary aortoenteric fistula
  • Recognize the use of bilateral iliac artery branch endoprosthesis and the need for internal iliac artery preservation
  • Discuss the techniques and benefits of aortic endarterectomy for aortic occlusive disease   
  • Identify the guidelines set by the Society of Vascular Surgeons in terms of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)    


Drs. Eflhymios Avgerinos, Rabih Chaer, Scott Chapman, Mohammad Eslami, Kathryn Fong, Ryan McEnaney, Natalie Sridharan, and Theodore H. Yuo have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 7/10/2019 | Last Modified On: 7/10/2019 | Expires: 7/10/2020


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