Current research projects
Dr. York Hsiang
Divisional research chair: Dr. Jonathan Misskey
Divisional research advisor: Dr. York Hsiang
The UBC Division of Vascular Surgery actively participates in numerous international trials as well as have multiple basic science and clinical projects on an institutional level. Historically we maintain a strong presence at national and international meetings.
Below is a brief description of some of the ongoing projects. To see our previous work please see our publications.
Deep vein valve creation - to assess the feasibility of the BlueLeaf Endovenous Valve Formation System to create autogenous valves in patients with deep venous insufficiency. For more information please visit the InterVene website.
Stem cell injection for CLTI - to investigate the effect of stem cell injection into patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Please visit the Hemostemix website for more details.
Smart stents - to develop a novel implantable stent capable of detecting restenosis through transcutaneous radio waves. Please visit the Scientia article for more details.
Hydrophilic polymer embolization - to qualify and quantify the shedding of hydrophilic polymer coating on endovascular devices and its potential physiological and clinical effects.
Impact of perioperative medicine consultation service on vascular surgery
Utility of BNP and MINS in vascular surgery
Accuracy of zone 2 landing in TEVAR
Factors involved in EVAR limb thrombosis
Other arterial pathologies
Access complications after TAVI
Ex vivo repair of renal artery aneurysms
Treatment for dangling carotid thrombus
Primary venous aneurysms
Percutaneous perforating vein treatment
Endovascular dialysis access creation
Utility of EVAR simulations
Mechanical back pain in vascular surgeons
Causes of delay in revascularizing acute limb ischemia