“Cardiovascular“ patients are complex because diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cerebral atherosclerosis and kidney failure often complicate and compromise ward and operating room management resulting in an extension of the hospital stay. We all know that working with specialist consultants such as diabetologists and cardiologists can be very difficult because this management can’t give continuity in patient’s care. It has been my intention from the beginning to have a component of my team some internists to look after these difficult aspects in managing this type of patient during their stay in the hospital. Dr. Ugo Zurlo, General Director in 2000, with admirable foresight and availability, shared my proposal and allowed the introduction in Vascular Surgery’s team of two medical specialists who did also Doppler Ultrasound. So this was the beginning of the Angiology Unit and its fruitful future. Working in sync with Vascular Surgery, it acquired over the years more and more expertise and visibility and learned specific skills that allowed Vascular Surgery to be autonomous in diagnosis and management of patients who had been subjected to surgery. Thus, Angiology itself became a reference point for inpatients and outpatients with vascular disease.
"My" Vascular Surgery
- Endovascular aneurysms repair has come a long way since Parodi, but there is much more to be done. The book of EVAR has yet to be completed. Everyone can and must contribute to write it.–Salvatore Ronsivalle