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The 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories of November 2022

Among November's most read Vascular Specialist stories were updates from the BEST-CLI trial in the form of new data and funding; a guest...

‘Significant’ increase in atherectomy use in US largely driven by office-based...

In the United States, atherectomy use in peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs) “more than doubled” from 2010 to 2019, with office-based procedures a “major driver”...

AngioDynamics announces FDA clearance of expanded indications for Auryon atherectomy system

AngioDynamics recently announced receiving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of an expanded indication for the Auryon atherectomy system to include arterial thrombectomy. The FDA recently...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in February

February's top 10 includes a highlight from the 2022 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) winter annual meeting and an interview with Melissa Kirkwood,...

Ra Medical Systems receives FDA approval for increased enrollment in atherectomy...

Ra Medical Systems, a medical device company focused on developing the excimer laser system to treat vascular diseases, has announced that enrollment has reached...

Medtronic issues voluntary recall for TurboHawk Plus directional atherectomy system

On Feb. 7, Medtronic issued a notice emphasizing that the same warnings and precautions issued for the HawkOne directional atherectomy system also apply for...

Index atherectomy interventions for claudication ‘is associated with higher’ reintervention rates...

Atherectomy use during index peripheral vascular interventions in claudicants is associated with higher reintervention rates when compared to other technologies, a newly unveiled study...

Stenting found to be superior to atherectomy, balloon angioplasty in reducing...

Stenting reduced mortality risk in patients undergoing interventions for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by more than 30% when compared to plain balloon angioplasty, and...

Interventions associated with ‘poor’ two-year relief of intermittent claudication symptoms

Peripheral vascular interventions for intermittent claudication were linked to "poor" two-year relief of symptoms in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database, a new study...

Study identifies ‘critical need’ for guidelines on appropriate use of atherectomy

No data currently exist to support the use of atherectomy over other procedures for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and the healthcare...

OBL: In praise of the office-based interventional lab

Vascular surgery has undergone dramatic changes over the last 30 years. What was once a traditional open surgical discipline has now become a hybrid...

Fempop atherectomy: Are high reimbursement amounts incentivizing inappropriate medical provider care?

Reimbursement-per-procedure for femoropopliteal atherectomy and stenting has increased at about the same rate for national providers as a whole and vascular surgeons specifically—at the...

Not Appropriate! Florida healthcare fraud case highlights inappropriateness in care

The latest research around practice patterns and appropriateness in care came shortly after a criminal case in Florida at the tail end of last...

‘Inordinate amount’ of vascular surgery’s Medicare payments go to narrow group,...

Just 1% of vascular surgeons receive “an inordinate amount” of the total Medicare payments that flow toward the specialty, with disproportionate use of outpatient...

Hodgson: Bringing appropriateness into sharper focus

In 2019, Kim Hodgson, MD, kicked off his presidential year by placing appropriateness and quality of care under the microscope. His turn organizing the...

Straub Medical announces first patient treated in US with Rotarex S...

Straub Medical, the US direct-sales subsidiary of Swiss outfit Straub Medical AG, has announced the launch and first intervention performed with the Rotarex S...