Thoracic Aorta Masterclass 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended

the #TAmasterclass!

The Western Vascular Institute are hosting an exciting Thoracic Aorta Masterclass in the Galway Clinic, August 31, 2017, in conjunction with this years Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium.  World renowned vascular surgeons and interventionalists will share their ground breaking work with trainees. There will also be training simulators on the day, which will be headed by leading consultants.

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This masterclass is a Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) approved educational event for Continuing Profession Development (CPD) points, and has been approved for 8.0 CPD credits in the EXTERNAL category.

To receive your CPD points, please download the Event Evaluation Form here, and drop this to the registration desk after the event.


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| Download the final programme here |

New Articles Published by the WVI

Exemplary patient care is the main mission of the WVI. To keep up-to-date with the most current techniques, we encourage all of our trainees, SHOs and registrars to engage in patient orientated research.

Most recently, we have published a number of articles in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Disease Management and the Medical Device News Magazine.

Medical Device News Magazine

Medical Device News Magazine

Sultan S, Kavanagh EP, Stefanov F, Sultan M, Elhelali A, Costache V, Diethrich E, Hynes N, Collaborators GM. Endovascular management of chronic symptomatic aortic dissection with the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator: Twelve-month outcomes from the global registry. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2017 Apr 30;65(4):940-50.

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Stefanov F, Sultan S, Morris L, Elhelali A, Kavanagh EP, Lundon V, Sultan M, Hynes N. Computational fluid analysis of symptomatic chronic type B aortic dissections managed with the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2017 Apr 30;65(4):951-63.

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Journal of Vascular Surgery

Sultan S, Kavanagh EP, Costache V, Sultan M, Stefanov F, Sultan M, Elhelali A,  Diethrich E, Jordan F, Hynes N. Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator for Thoracoabdominal Aortic Pathologies: Recommendations for Revision of Indications and Contraindications for Use. VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2017;14(4):E90-E99.

Vascular Disease Management

Vascular Disease Management

Prof Sultan at CICE Congress Brazil 2017

Prof Sultan presented a controversial topic at this years CICE in Brazil. He argues that a tablet a day (statin) does not prevent cardiovascular disease, in fact the side effects of this drug outweigh the overall benefits to the patient.

Read the full article here.


Professor Sultan on the podium in Brazil: "We are Observing the Revealing of the Utmost Medical Tragedy of All Times. Never Before in History Have the Medical Institutions Deliberately Produced a Life Threatening Nutrient Deficiency in Millions of Otherwise Healthy People. Moreover, Any Negative Studies on Statins are Discouraged and Critical Researchers are Blackmailed."

The WVI at the SITE Symposium 2017

School of Medicine, University of Barcelona (Image copyright: Universitat de Barcelona)

School of Medicine, University of Barcelona (Image copyright: Universitat de Barcelona)

This years SITE Symposium was hosted at an impressive new venue, the School of Medicine, at the University of Barcelona. This year saw a host of new research from both world renowned endovascular surgeons and international radiologists.

The WVI was represented by our Chairman Professor Sultan, as well as trainee Mr Patrick Canning and post-doctoral fellow, Dr Edel Kavanagh.

Click here for a list of our presentations made at SITE 2017.