Tag: EVAR

WVS 2022: Study probes who benefits from EVAR among patients with...

Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) represent a high-risk group who may not benefit from elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic...

WARRIORS randomized trial aims to examine early EVAR in women

This month a multinational collaboration of researchers received endorsement from the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF) Multinational Clinical Trials Initiative for the WARRIORS...

Shape Memory Medical completes enrollment in the AAA-SHAPE early feasibility study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the completion of patient enrollment in AAA-SHAPE, the company’s prospective, multicenter early feasibility safety study of the Impede-FX RapidFill...

CX Aortic Vienna: Cardiac, vascular surgeons collaborate at the vanguard of...

CX Aortic Vienna returns in October for its third edition (Oct. 24–26, Digital), bringing together world-leading specialists from the cardiac and vascular fields...

New data suggest patients at AAA repair thresholds can be safely...

Data from the PROVE-AAA cluster-randomized trial (Preferences for open versus endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm) of a novel decision aid to assist...

Female sex is associated with reintervention and mortality following elective EVAR

Women are more likely to die within five years of having elective surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or need repeat surgery, according to...

Jonathan Towne honored with SVS Lifetime Achievement Award

An “amazing clinician and leader.” Devoted to the specialty of vascular surgery. Investigator and researcher. Champion of the in-situ technique for lower-extremity bypass. Former...

Cydar Medical and King’s College London partner on randomized controlled trial...

Cydar Medical has partnered with King’s College London to initiate the ARIA study—a randomized controlled trial to assess the clinical-, technical- and cost-effectiveness of...

Open repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysm proves preferable to endovascular repair

As part of the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) International Fast Talk session on the morning of Wednesday, June 15, Emiliano Chisci, MD, from San...

‘Endovation’: Guidelines from the front lines

Among the highlights from the “‘Endovation’—Endovascular Innovation for Urgent and Emergency Complex Aortic Disorders” session coming up at the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM)...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in May 2022

News on the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) ballots set to determine the next vice president and secretary, a hard-hitting column about vascular surgery's...

Less frequent post-EVAR surveillance might be safe in some patient groups,...

Results from the multicenter, retrospective ODYSSEUS study carried out in The Netherlands suggest that less frequent surveillance after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may be...

Artificial intelligence could make endovascular aortic repair outcomes more predictable, CX...

At the 2022 Charing Cross (CX) International Symposium (April 26–28) in London, England, Tom Carrell, MD, a vascular surgeon in Cambridge, England, and founder of...

FDA advisory panel issues recommendations on lifelong surveillance for EVAR

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has issued a letter to healthcare providers emphasizing the importance of lifelong surveillance, including imaging,...

How an aortic ally can help physicians optimize patient outcomes

This advertorial is sponsored by Gore. The aorta is special. As one of the most complex and critically important vessels of the vascular system, the...

ISET 2022 audience hears latest data on endovascular therapies

At this year’s International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), being held Jan. 16–19 in Hollywood, Florida, experts presented an array of late-breaking trial results...

Powell: Studies linking EVAR and cancer risk continue to mount

Evidence continues to accumulate of a link between endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and cancer, with even small amounts of radiation potentially converting epithelial cells...

US IDE Aortic Research Consortium ‘pushes the envelope’ on F/BEVAR

The U.S. investigational device exemption (IDE) Aortic Research Consortium has produced the strongest data so far on the use of fenestrated/branched endovascular aneurysm repair...
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Canadian Vascular: Spin in RCTs

A large proportion of statistically nonsignificant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) yielded interpretations that were inconsistent with their results, according to an analysis of 31...

Open repair: In good hands?

The twin issues of center volumes for open AAA repair as well as training implications came under the spotlight at two recent regional vascular...

‘Female sex predicts reintervention after elective EVAR for AAA’

Females were found to be at greater risk of reintervention following elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) at both the...

VEITH 2021: Researchers present ex vivo demonstration of fluoroscopy-free complex AAA...

“I think this represents the beginning of the end of an era where we have to use lead to perform these procedures.” Those were...

WVS 2021: Community surgeons report improved rAAA survival after adoption of...

Overall survival improved from 71% to 80% after a group of community practice surgeons started using an endovascular-first approach to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm...

Endologix launches randomized study of Alto EVAR device

Endologix today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the company’s JAGUAR study to compare outcomes for the company’s Alto abdominal stent...

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...

Final Meet the Experts session is July 15

Practicing vascular surgeons, learn all about preventing and managing type II endoleaks—a common situation faced by specialists—from the experts on Thursday, July 15. Benjamin...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in May

A pointed letter aimed at electronic health record (EHR) behemoth Epic, an argument in favor of endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs)...

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...

Hitting the spot: EVAR for rAAA should be ‘treatment of choice’...

If the equipment and requisite skillset are available, and a patient’s anatomy is suitable, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs)...

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)...

‘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...

Higher frailty scores linked to increased postoperative complications and mortality in...

Higher frailty scores were associated with higher rates of postoperative complications and mortality among a national cohort of veteran patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm...

British AAA screening results show ‘considerable’ local variation in proportion of...

The first detailed surgical results from the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NAAASP) show that, over a seven-year period,...

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...

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...

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...

Preoperative risk score tool for rAAA 30-day mortality is accurate, new...

An entirely preoperative risk-scoring tool for the prediction of 30-day mortality after a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) was found to be accurate after...

Open repair linked to higher long-term survival in patients deemed off-label...

Open repair of aortic aneurysms is associated with higher long-term survival in patients who fall outside the confines of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) instructions...

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...

CX Aortic Vienna reveals preoccupation with radiation reduction, showcases latest CT...

Clockwise from top left: Roger Greenhalgh, Martin Funovics, Rodney White, Ali Azizzadeh and Frank Vermassen Polling at CX Aortic Vienna points to a high level...

A Vascular VISION: Improved patient care

Call it a VISION for improving patient care by being able to see how specific hospitals or institutions perform in terms of long-term patient...

September slate of regional vascular meetings goes digital

This time last year, the ranks of vascular surgery were gearing up to head for points East, West, Midwest and Northeast as the slew...

Inaugural CX Aortic Vienna to take place online

The inaugural CX Aortic Vienna meeting will be livestreamed Sept. 8–11 to an international, online audience, and will include registrant participation, interaction and polling. The...

VQI analysis finds endovascular repair of rAAA superior to open repair

A recent study examining the effect of operative approach on outcomes in patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) demonstrated clear short- and...

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...

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...

Vascular pioneer to present International Lecture next week

Renowned endovascular pioneer Juan C. Parodi, MD, will present the International Lecture at this year’s SVS ONLINE virtual meeting. He will deliver his address, “Treating...

Study: Decreased complication among EVAR conversion patients anticipated when managed at...

Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) conversion to open aortic repair (OAR) is now an increasingly common indication and associated with greater operative complexity. However,...

Nearly 70% of CX 2020 LIVE global aortic audience finds type...

A global audience tuned into the second session and inaugural aortic offering of CX 2020 LIVE. With registrations now well over 4,000, the pioneering virtual...

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...

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...

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...

Latest edition of USPSTF guidance produces essential reiteration, continuing to leave...

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released an update to their 2014 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening recommendations. The update is...

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...