Tag: SAVS

Deadline extension: SAVS extends travel scholarship application cut-off for 2023 meeting

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) has announced a deadline extension to Dec. 5 for 20 travel scholarships that are available to medical...

Regional society leaders look forward to VAM and beyond

We asked the presidents of all five major regional vascular societies in the United States for an update on the latest goings-on in their...

Cloud-based fusion imaging found to improve operative metrics during FEVAR

A single-center retrospective review demonstrated a trend towards shorter operative times, and significant reductions in both iodinated contrast use and radiation exposure during fenestrated...

Vascular Specialist–April 2022

In this issue: In our April cover story, we report from the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) Annual Symposium on new evidence that...

Rare case series shows 100% limb salvage in pediatric bone tumor...

A retrospective review of a rare set of pediatric bone tumor resection cases with significant blood vessel involvement has demonstrated 100% limb salvage and...

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,...

New data add to body of evidence highlighting ‘importance’ of vascular...

Another study has emerged showing vascular surgery’s heavy intraoperative consult activity in a level 1 trauma center setting, lending further fuel to the “vascular...

Complex TAAA: US ARC IDE registry reports better survival vs. real-world...

Patients treated in Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved investigational device exemption (IDE) trials for complex thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) in the U.S. Aortic...

Vascular Specialist–February 2022

In this issue: "Vital signs": Reporting from the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) annual meeting on skyrocketing nursing costs and their contribution to...

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...

Marston: Diversity required to deliver comprehensive care to vascular disease population

William A. Marston, MD, was recalling a recent experience acting as a bone marrow donor for a family member, and the moment it dawned...

Radiation protection: Lightweight shield designed to reduce dose during complex endovascular...

It all started with a “we should do research together; this is fascinating.” The result—the production of a prototype eyewear that decreases radiation to...

SAVS 2022: ‘Recruiting more women without knowing race/ethnicity of those women...

Failure to stratify gender by race or ethnicity, or vice versa, leads to missed opportunities in the recruitment of underrepresented members from the potential...

SAVS 2022: Skyrocketing vascular nursing costs hammer division’s financial bottom line

The profit margin of a vascular surgery division at a prominent health system in New Orleans was severely eroded during the COVID-19 pandemic period—despite...

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in July

The digital version of our July 2021 print issue, an argument in favor of a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage and look back at...

A lifetime of achievement: Former SVS president looks back on career...

The first time Bruce A. Perler, MD, attended the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) annual meeting, he was a young faculty member who...

Former SAVS president David Rosenthal dies at 76

Renowned vascular surgeon David Rosenthal, MD, co-founder of the Atlanta Vascular Society and a former president of both the Southern Association for Vascular Society...

SAVS issues 2021–2022 officer line-up

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) has announced its officer slate for 2021–2022. Incoming president is William A. Marston, MD, professor in the...

Tracci elected Southern Vascular recorder

The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) has announced the election of Margaret (Megan) Tracci, MD, as its next recorder. Tracci is currently associate professor...

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...

‘Leading when everyone is watching—and when no one knows what to...

The title of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) Jesse E. Thompson, MD, Distinguished Guest Lecture was heralded as “Leading when everyone is...

‘Grit matters in vascular surgery’

"This is what happens to you when you show grit: You end up being elected president of the American College of Surgeons." Those were among...

UPDATED: First post-virus vascular meeting with in-person element declared success

The first major conference in the vascular surgery universe to incorporate an in-person element as part of a hybrid format has been declared a...

COVID-19 pandemic led to ‘severe’ financial loss for academic vascular surgery...

The initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in three-month sustained decreases in operative and outpatient clinical volume as well as a “severe” financial...
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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...

Study: Link between IC revascularization and progression to CLTI established alongside...

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Revascularization of intermittent claudication (IC) patients is associated with an increased rate of progression to critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI)—as well as an...

Minority of patients in population of 4M demonstrate rapid progress of...

PALM BEACH, Fla.—While the overall incidence of rapid carotid stenosis progression is low, patients who show any degree of a worsening condition may warrant...

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...
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Drug-coated technology question aired during SAVS opening session

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Discussion of the drug-coated technology issue was piqued during the opening session of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery (SAVS) annual meeting...

Initial results from first-in-man trial of prosthetic VenoValve demonstrate promise, says...

PALM BEACH, Fla.—The initial results of an ongoing first-in-man study in Colombia that saw the implantation of a prosthetic venous valve in 15 patients...