Sulpizio Cardiovascular

Welcome to the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division provides the highest quality, comprehensive patient care and professional education. The hub of our patient care, training, and clinical research is the state-of-the-art Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. When it opened in 2011, it became the only facility in San Diego providing all cardiovascular research, services, and programs in one location.

Innovations in Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is the 10th leading cause of death for men in the United States. Huge advances have been made in minimally invasive approaches to AAA repair, but more is needed to make endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) more durable. Researchers at UC San Diego are kick starting two new clinical trials that will explore the efficacy of a polymer-based sealing device; and, with the School of Engineering, are exploring how flow modeling could lead to personalized aneurysm sac management.

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Clinical Challenge

Infected Aortic Endograft

Tackling the Infected Aortic Endograft: A Feared Complication with a Multidisciplinary Solution

Clinical Challenges showcase our most interesting, challenging, and important surgical cases. In this case, Drs. John Lane and Tazo Inui review experience tackling an infected aortic endograft, a feared complication with a multidisciplinary solution.

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