Tag: AAA

Females were 30% less likely to undergo surgery for PAD, national...

A review of more than 1 million patients receiving vascular surgery over a 16-year period identified significant sex-related disparities in the treatment of abdominal...

First patient enrolled in AAA-SHAPE Netherlands study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the initiation of AAA-SHAPE Netherlands, the company’s prospective, multicenter early feasibility study of the Impede-FX RapidFill device when used...

Special session on diversity enters VAM agenda

Over the course of more than a year, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have been brought into sharp focus by a compendium of events...

Just 16% of US centers in VQI offer SVS guideline-compliant open...

There is a stark downward trend in the number of U.S. centers in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) that meet the Society for Vascular...

Endologix receives FDA Breakthrough Device designation for ChEVAS system

Endologix announced the company’s ChEVAS (chimney endovascular aneurysm sealing) system has been granted a Breakthrough Device designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The...
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Large study shows drop in AAA mortality ‘at faster rate than...

According to a new, population-based analysis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mortality has continued to decline and “at a faster rate than ever” in the...

The top 10 most popular stories from April

Our April cover story on the links between electronic health records (EHRs) and physician burnout, the continuing problem of manels (or all-male speaking panels)...

Endologix announces launch of Alto abdominal stent graft in Canada

Endologix today announced the first implant of its Alto abdominal stent graft in Canada following recent approval from Health Canada. Alto was also recently...

Plans revealed for pilot study on performance of EVAR for AAA...

Details of a planned pilot study investigating the merits of performing endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) on abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in office-based labs (OBLs)...

Registry data show EVAR is safe, durable and effective out to...

Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is safe, durable and effective, the five-year interim results of the Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment (the GREAT registry)...

Patients with AAAs who had COVID-19 may need ‘more frequent surveillance’...

Patients who have known abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), who may have had a COVID-19 infection, might need to have more frequent or a different...

‘Radiation will be a thing of the past’

Discussion during the opening day of the Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition emphasized the potential of Philips’ Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology to...

US surgeons begin commercial use of Gore Excluder conformable AAA endoprosthesis...

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the first use of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Gore Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm...

First patient treated in the BeGraft FEVAR study aimed at providing...

The first patient has been included in the BeGraft fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) study investigating the Bentley BeGraft peripheral balloon expandable covered stent...

EVAR improves one-year survival in octogenarians with AAAs, study finds

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in those 80-plus decreases one-year mortality rates compared to non-operative management, researchers at the University...

Pioneering Duke vascular surgeon Richard McCann dies

Richard McCann, MD, a vascular surgeon who reinvented his skills after the endovascular revolution in the 1990s and implanted the first endograft for an...

Treo IDE primary endpoint results announced

In the wake of approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Treo abdominal aortic stent-graft system for the treatment of patients...

Journal supplement outlines updated clinical practice guidelines, reporting standards

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is starting 2021 with updated clinical practice guidelines and reporting standards for three vascular conditions. Guidelines on chronic mesenteric...

Study of patients undergoing AAA repair suggests screening guidelines may be...

A retrospective study analyzing approximately 55,000 patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair suggests current screening guidelines may be inadequate in detecting a significant...

Pre-emptive embolization of aneurysm sac side branches prevents post-EVAR type II...

According to Daniela Branzan, MD, a senior vascular surgeon at University Hospital Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany, and colleagues, pre-emptive embolization of aneurysm sac side...

Fund hope with the SVS Foundation

A gift to the SVS Foundation funds not just things—patient education fliers, research awards and community awareness projects—but also hope for a better future....

The benefits of an academic research career in the VA

Every year a number of graduating vascular trainees look for jobs in academic surgery to develop a career as a surgeon-scientist in basic, translational...

Study findings support SVS practice guidelines for surveillance of small AAAs

The low rate of events that occur in small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) supports continued ultrasound surveillance every three years for aneurysms that measure...

Frailty still strongly linked to mortality after EVAR for AAA

An analysis of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) registry for elective abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) revealed that frailty continues to...

Active stent-graft fixation below the renal arteries may have the least...

Stent grafts with active fixation below the renal arteries as well as oversizing by less than 10% seem to have the least effect on...

Utilize new SVS Branding Toolkit

The new SVS Branding Toolkit—a robust set of tools designed to help members communicate their roles in comprehensive vascular care—is now available exclusively and...

‘Fundamental differences’ in outcomes after open AAA detected across three national...

An investigation of differences in patient outcomes following open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) found in three national registries showed that mortality rates...

Study identifies new genetic factors associated with AAA risk

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced the publication of a study identifying 14 new genes linked to an increased risk of abdominal aortic...

Family history risk of AAA ‘increases incrementally’ based on degree of...

There is an incremental increase in the risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among those with a family history of the disorder based...

VA system delivers high quality services for veterans

Vascular surgery in the Veterans Health Administration has always been a robust service, developing into a mature specialty around the time of the Vietnam...

Study finds low mortality, high complication rates after aortic endograft explantation

The explantation of aortic endografts—associated with high postoperative morbidity, particularly in patients with infected grafts—can be carried out with a low mortality rate, a...

‘Improving disparities in healthcare is not a matter of slapping some...

Andrew Gonzalez, MD, had a heart for underserved and under- resourced communities embedded early. The son of a pediatric hematologist mother who worked at...

Five-year survival after EVAR for ruptured AAA ‘improving’

“The relative survival benefit of EVAR over open repair has increased over time,” conclude Rens R.B. Varkevisser, BS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,...

French study: Third-gen Anaconda endograft indicates satisfactory five-year exclusion

The third-generation Anaconda endograft from Terumo Aortic provides “high technical success” as well as “satisfactory” five-year aneurysm exclusion and clinical success rates, a French multicenter prospective observational study has...

Patients with large AAAs see higher five-year mortality with EVAR compared...

Large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is associated with higher adjusted five-year mortality, reintervention and rupture rates after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)—but not after...

JVS editors outline successes of past year

Submissions to the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) publications have skyrocketed over the course of 2020, increasing 78% thus far this year. Part of...

SVS ONLINE closing act: Looking into the future of vascular surgery

What’s ahead for vascular surgery? Many changes, both possible and confirmed, according to the final SVS ONLINE session, “Assuring quality in vascular surgical care:...

Endologix enters into agreement with Deerfield Partners to take company private

Endologix has announced that, after evaluating a variety of strategic options, it has initiated a voluntary Chapter 11 case and simultaneously filed a consensual...

International Lecture: Endovascular colossus discusses new PAD therapy

A new therapy of hydration and oncotic pressure of plasma helped 100% of certain elderly peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in terms of pain,...

Paper on EVAR for large AAAs named 2020 poster winner

Livia de Guerre, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been named winner of this year’s poster contest. This year’s contest...

Researchers: No benefit for doxycycline used to avoid surgery for AAA

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore found that patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...

Terumo Aortic gains FDA approval for Treo endovascular device

Terumo Aortic has been granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Treo abdominal aortic stent-graft system to be sold in the U.S. The...

‘Excellent’ long-term results after EVAR using Endurant stent graft in 180...

Results from a real-world experience over more than 10 years using the Endurant stent graft (Medtronic) demonstrate that it is safe and effective,...
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Open AAA repair volume appears to be more impactful on outcomes...

PALM BEACH, Fla.— The more open aortic repair (OAR) case volume vascular surgeons take on, the more it seems to be “impactful” on OAR...

Letter from Seattle: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, time to act is long...

SEATTLE—We live in unprecedented times. On Jan. 19, patient zero arrived in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after returning from a visit...

NICE aortic guidelines recommend discussion between physician and patient before offering...

The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management. Discussion between...

Updated USPSTF recommendations on screening for AAAs remain faithful to 2014...

Updated recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) remain consistent with the 2014 guidance while incorporating new evidence. The United States Preventive Services Task...

Elevated risk of AAAs among individuals suffering depression post-risk factor adjustment...

People with depressive symptoms have a significantly higher risk of incident abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) after adjustments for established risk factors, a study published...

Sternbergh: On his journey of self-awareness, overcoming tragedy and achieving work-life...

PALM BEACH, Fla.—In an address that ran the gamut of emotions—from success to tragedy and back again—W. Charles Sternbergh III, MD, may have delivered...

Meta-analysis: Translumbar embolization is superior to transarterial procedure in treatment of...

Translumbar embolization had a greater technical efficacy than its transarterial equivalent in the treatment of type II endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), according...

AAA diameter could have crucial implications for patient outcomes

The diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may have an important clinical impact on patient outcomes, according to a study of cases contained...