Giovanni Nano is Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at University of Milan and Chief of the First Operative Unit of Vascular Surgery at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato. He is author of more than 3000 major vascular surgery operation. In the field of Research, he focused on the endovascular therapy of aortic and carotid diseases. He is author of more than 200 papers about both arterial and venous diseases, published on International Peer-Reviewed Journals with high Impact Factor.
Mauro Gargiulo is Full Professor of Vascular Surgery at Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Department of Vascular Surgery, directed by prof Stella. His clinic scientific activity focused on both surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic, carotid and peripheral disease. Author of more than 200 scientific publications including original articles in peer reviews journals, book chapter and extended abstracts.
In the last few years, endovascular therapy has become a valid alternative to the traditional surgical treatment of the aneurysmal disease. However, in spite of the existing guidelines, there is still a great degree of variability from one medical center to another vis a vis both the supra-renal and infra-renal aneurysmal disease treatments. Great expectations have grown particularly in the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aneurysms with mixed results. We have certainly seen technological progress that has made it possible to extend the treatment application but many questions still remain. More than ever, greater dialogue between clinicians, engineers and manufacturers is desirable in order to speed up the introduction of new technologies and reduce false hopes in treatments that often do not have a proven long term effectiveness.