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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...