European Journal of Vascular Medicine

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Vasa is the European Journal of Vascular Medicine. It is the official organ of the German, Swiss, and Slovenian Societies of Angiology, and the European Society for Vascular Medicine.


ISSN-L 0301-1526, ISSN-Print 0301-1526, ISSN-Online 1664-2872
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Andreas Creutzig
Beatrice Amann-Vesti
Erich Minar
Pavel Poredoš
Omke E. Teebken
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About the Journal

Vasa publishes original research articles, case reports and reviews on vascular biology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, medical treatment and interventions for diseases of the arterial circulation, in the field of phlebology and lymphology including the microcirculation, except the cardiac circulation.

Vasa combines basic science with clinical medicine making it relevant to all physicians interested in the whole vascular field.

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Call for Papers

Final Call for Research Paper for Special Issue on “Diagnostic work-up and endovascular treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic vascular emergencies”

Vascular trauma play a major role in tertiary medical centers and relate to both, penetrating and non-penetrating injuries. Vascular emergencies can be traumatic or non-traumatic. The fast diagnostic work-up leading to proper patient Management is of utmost importance in this patient population. An increasing number of patients with vascular emergencies can be treated with minimal invasive endovascular techniques after initial stabilization. This special Issue of Vasa - European Journal of Vascular Medicine - will deal with the diagnostic work-up and endovascular management of traumatic and non-traumatic vascular emergencies. The guest editors of the special issue are Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA and Sasan Partovi, MD.

This is the final call for original research papers for the Special Issue addressing the comprehensive management of traumatic and non-traumatic vascular emergencies from the appropriate work-up to endovascular treatment options.

Topics of the Special Issue include:
• Cross-sectional imaging of aortic trauma
• Endovascular management of penetrating and non-penetrating aortic injuries including aortic pseudoaneurysms
• MR imaging and ultrasound including contrast-ultrasound of non-traumatic acute aortic syndromes
• Endovascular management of ruptured aortic aneurysms and acute aortic dissections
• Imaging and endovascular management of traumatic pelvic fractures with vascular injuries
• CT and MR angiography and novel endovascular approaches for the treatment of acute limb ischemia
• Diagnostic work-up and endovascular treatment options of traumatic popliteal artery injuries

We invite you to contribute original research manuscripts to “Diagnostic work-up and endovascular treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic vascular emergencies”. The final deadline for submission of research articles is August 1st, 2018.

To avoid overlap of topics, it is encouraged to send the tentative title of your manuscript to the Guest Editors at and as well as the editor-in-chief at When you are ready to submit your article, please go to and choose the article type "Special issue: Vascular Emergency".

Please note that all manuscripts will go through a thorough peer review process and acceptance to this special issue is not guaranteed. We are a looking forward to the submissions for this special issue of Vasa - European Journal of Vascular Medicine.

The special issue editors:

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Sasan Partovi, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Professor Dr. med. Andreas Creutzig, Hannover, Germany

Editor's Picks


Management of the left subclavian artery during TEVAR – complications and mid-term follow-up
Akram Youssef, Tamer Ghazy, Stephan Kersting, Jennifer Lynne Leip, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Utz Kappert, Klaus Matschke, Norbert Weiss, and Adrian Mahlmann

Endovascular treatment of post-thrombotic and non-thrombotic iliofemoral venous outflow obstructions with self-expanding nitinol stents
Anna K. Stuck, Thomas Reich, Rolf P. Engelberger, Tim Sebastian, and Nils Kucher


PCSK9 inhibition for LDL lowering and beyond – implications for patients with peripheral artery disease
Katrin Gebauer and Holger Reinecke

Management of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism – a case-based practical approach
Minna Voigtlaender and Florian Langer

Carotid stenosis – basing treatment on individual patients’ needs. Optimal medical therapy alone or accompanied by stenting or endarterectomy
Ralf Langhoff


ESVM guidelines – the diagnosis and management of Raynaud’s phenomenon
Jill Belch, Anita Carlizza, Patrick H. Carpentier, Joel Constans, Faisel Khan, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Adriana Visona, Christian Heiss, Marianne Brodeman, Zsolt Pécsvárady, Karel Roztocil, Mary-Paula Colgan, Dragan Vasic, Anders Gottsäter, Beatrice Amann-Vesti, Ali Chraim, Pavel Poredoš, Dan-Mircea Olinic, Juraj Madaric, Sigrid Nikol, Ariane L. Herrick, Muriel Sprynger, Peter Klein-Weigel, Franz Hafner, Daniel Staub, Zan Zeman

Statement for Doppler waveforms analysis
Guillaume Mahé, Carine Boulon, Ileana Desormais, Philippe Lacroix, Luc Bressollette, Jean-Louis Guilmot, Claire Le Hello, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Gilles Pernod, Joel Constans, Christian Boissier, and Alessandra Bura-Rivière

Rationale and design of the RECording COurses of vasculaR Diseases registry (RECCORD registry)
Nasser M. Malyar, Jürgen Stausberg, Wulf D. Ito, Heinz Kölble, Ralf Langhoff, Holger Lawall, Michael Lichtenberg, Jens Stegemann, Marcus Treitl, Norbert Weiss, and Ulrich Hoffmann

Credentialing in interventional therapy in Europe – comparison of curricula including endovascular therapy of arterial diseases
Karl-Ludwig Schulte, Pia M. Jungmann, Vladimir Makaloski, Lino Goncalves, Markus Steinbauer, Susanne Vonberg, Beatrix B. Doerr, Ralf Langhoff, and Frederic Baumann

German guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease – a comprehensive update 2016
Holger Lawall, Peter Huppert, Christine Espinola-Klein, Claudia Silke Zemmrich, and Gerhard Ruemenapf

Increased vascular occlusion in patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Simon Pingel, Kristin Solveig Pausewang, Sebastian Gorgonius Passon, Anna Katharina Blatzheim, Martin Gliem, Peter Charbel Issa, Doris Hendig, Fritz Horlbeck, Izabela Tuleta, Georg Nickenig, Nadjib Schahab, Dirk Skowasch, and Christian Alexander Schaefer


Efficacy and safety of therapeutic anticoagulation for the treatment of isolated calf muscle vein thrombosis – a systematic review and meta-analysis
Xu-Chen Huang, Xu-Hua Hu, Xiao-Ran Wang, Chao-Xi Zhou, and Gui-Ying Wang

Nailfold capillaroscopy microscopy – an interdisciplinary appraisal
Peter Franz Klein-Weigel, Cord Sunderlötter, and Oliver Sander

Pelvic congestion syndrome and left renal compression syndrome – clinical features and therapeutic approaches
Christina Jeanneret, Konstantin Beier, Alexander von Weymarn, and Jürg Traber

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