Mark F Conrad


Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA


  1. Boitano L, Ergul E, Tanious A, Iannuzzi J, Cooper M, Stone D, et al. A Regional Experience with Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with a History of Neck Radiation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..RAD is not always a contra-indication to CEA and select patients can expect outcomes comparable to standard surgical patients. ..
  2. Conrad M, Michalczyk M, Opalacz A, Patel V, LaMuraglia G, Cambria R. The natural history of asymptomatic severe carotid artery stenosis. J Vasc Surg. 2014;60:1218-1226 pubmed publisher
    ..Medical therapy with aspirin and statins failed to control ASCAS, thus validating the role of CEA in these patients as promulgated in multiple current treatment guidelines. ..
  3. Saraidaridis J, Ergul E, Patel V, Stone D, Cambria R, Conrad M. The Society for Vascular Surgery's objective performance goals for lower extremity revascularization are not generalizable to many open surgical bypass patients encountered in contemporary surgical practice. J Vasc Surg. 2015;62:392-400 pubmed publisher
    ..We therefore suggest new benchmarks for these high-risk populations. ..
  4. Conrad M, Crawford R, Hackney L, Paruchuri V, Abularrage C, Patel V, et al. Endovascular management of patients with critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2011;53:1020-5 pubmed publisher
    ..These data, and the 12% annual death rate, validate PTA as first-line therapy in patients with CLI. ..
  5. Durham C, Cambria R, Wang L, Ergul E, Aranson N, Patel V, et al. The natural history of medically managed acute type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2015;61:1192-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients who underwent any aortic intervention had a significant survival advantage over those who were treated with medical management alone. Further study is necessary to determine who will benefit most from early intervention. ..
  6. Conrad M, Carvalho S, Ergul E, Kwolek C, Lancaster R, Patel V, et al. Late aortic remodeling persists in the stented segment after endovascular repair of acute complicated type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2015;62:600-5 pubmed publisher
    ..However, false lumen obliteration beyond the stented segment appears necessary to prevent late aneurysmal degeneration of the distal aorta. ..
  7. Saraidaridis J, Patel V, Lancaster R, Cambria R, Conrad M. Applicability of the Society for Vascular Surgery's Objective Performance Goals for Critical Limb Ischemia to Current Practice of Lower-Extremity Bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016;30:59-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Most SVS OPG (30-day MALE, 1-year survival, and 1-year limb salvage) were attainable in patients who met SVS OPG inclusion criteria; but for the patients who are not OPG eligible, new benchmarks are needed. ..
  8. Durham C, Aranson N, Ergul E, Wang L, Patel V, Cambria R, et al. Aneurysmal degeneration of the thoracoabdominal aorta after medical management of type B aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2015;62:900-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies of early intervention (eg, thoracic endovascular aortic repair) for type B aortic dissection to prevent late aneurysm formation are needed. ..
  9. O Donnell T, Corey M, Deery S, Tsougranis G, Maruthi R, Clouse W, et al. Select early type IA endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair will resolve without secondary intervention. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67:119-125 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest that select early persistent type IA endoleaks can be safely observed. ..


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  1. Corey M, Ergul E, Cambria R, Patel V, Lancaster R, Kwolek C, et al. The presentation and management of aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal arcade. J Vasc Surg. 2016;64:1734-1740 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite the concordant celiac axis obstruction and concern for maintenance of hepatic circulation, endovascular repair of these aneurysms is generally successful and should be considered as the initial operative approach. ..
  2. Corey M, Ergul E, Cambria R, English S, Patel V, Lancaster R, et al. The natural history of splanchnic artery aneurysms and outcomes after operative intervention. J Vasc Surg. 2016;63:949-57 pubmed publisher
    ..Imaging every 3 years for small SAAs is adequate. Aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal arcade and gastroduodenal aneurysms are more likely to rupture and therefore warrant a more aggressive interventional approach. ..
  3. Conrad M, Crawford R, Kwolek C, Brewster D, Brady T, Cambria R. Aortic remodeling after endovascular repair of acute complicated type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2009;50:510-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Because continued false lumen patency correlates strongly with late aneurysm formation, such favorable remodeling is considered a surrogate for prevention of late aneurysm, but longer follow-up is required. ..
  4. Conrad M, Boulom V, Baloum V, Mukhopadhyay S, Garg A, Patel V, et al. Progression of asymptomatic carotid stenosis despite optimal medical therapy. J Vasc Surg. 2013;58:128-35.e1 pubmed publisher
    ..37; CI, 0.22-0.65; P = .0005) was protective against symptom development. At the 5-year of follow-up, OMT failed to prevent carotid disease progression or development of ipsilateral symptoms in 45% of patients with AMCAS. ..
  5. Conrad M, Ergul E, Patel V, Cambria M, LaMuraglia G, Simon M, et al. Evolution of operative strategies in open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2011;53:1195-1201.e1 pubmed publisher
    ..DAP with MEP is the preferred operative strategy for extent I to III TAA repair. ..
  6. Schwartz S, Durham C, Clouse W, Patel V, Lancaster R, Cambria R, et al. Predictors of late aortic intervention in patients with medically treated type B aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67:78-84 pubmed publisher
    ..A variety of readily available anatomic features can predict the need for eventual operative intervention in TBAD; accordingly, these parameters can guide the desirability of early TEVAR. ..
  7. Conrad M, Kang J, Cambria R, Brewster D, Watkins M, Kwolek C, et al. Infrapopliteal balloon angioplasty for the treatment of chronic occlusive disease. J Vasc Surg. 2009;50:799-805.e4 pubmed publisher
    ..Secondary interventions may be necessary to maintain clinical success. These data indicate that PTA should be considered as initial therapy for infrapopliteal occlusive disease in patients with lower extremity ischemia. ..
  8. Conrad M, Tuchek J, Freezor R, Bavaria J, White R, Fairman R. Results of the VALOR II trial of the Medtronic Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66:335-342 pubmed publisher
    ..The VALOR II 5-year results demonstrate that the reintervention and aneurysm-related death rates are low. The Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft is an effective treatment of degenerative DTA. ..
  9. Saraidaridis J, Ergul E, Clouse W, Patel V, Cambria R, Conrad M. The Natural History and Outcomes of Endovascular Therapy for Claudication. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017;44:34-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of a TASC C/D lesion was predictive of failure of endovascular therapy, and surgical bypass should be considered in these patients. ..