Tag: VAM 2022

TCAR has ‘tremendous appeal’ as alternative to transfemoral carotid artery stenting

 Richard Powell, MD, from Lebanon, New Hampshire, talks to Vascular Specialist at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Annual Meeting (SVS VAM; June 15–18) in...

Researchers study role of frailty in post-discharge mortality

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members have developed new methods and tools to assess patient frailty and possible surgical outcomes more simply before patients...

A brilliant plan to increase vascular surgeons’ income—and decrease the incidence...

I have come up with a brilliant plan that will decrease the incidence of stroke nationwide, provide an excellent source of income for vascular...

VQI analysis links high levels of neighborhood deprivation to more severe...

Patients categorized as living in neighborhoods with high levels of disadvantage under the Area Deprivation Index (ADI) measure of community adversity have more advanced...

SVS charts its course ahead for diversity, equity and inclusion

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) President Michael Dalsing, MD, has added two more liaisons—Vincent Rowe, MD, and Palma Shaw, MD—to the SVS Executive Board...

DEI initiatives in vascular surgery: How are we doing?

The 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) has been touted as the most diverse to date. As attendees ourselves, we can attest to the increased...

Limb salvage in focus: New VAM lectureship, born of a pioneering...

It all started around the late 1970s, early 1980s. Back then, recalls Frank J. Veith, MD, the notion of aggressively pursuing limb salvage in...

Vascular [email protected]–July/August Review Edition

In this VAM 2022 conference review issue: Diversity gains momentum at the Journal of Vascular Surgery (p. 1 and 4) SVS walking challenge—Vascular Health...

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...

Proposals sought for VAM 2023

Members are still raving about the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) even while organizers seek topics for educational sessions for the 2023 edition. Proposals...

Pioneering center reports ‘moderate’ success rate with Fiber Optic RealShape technology...

Vascular surgeons from the medical center that pioneered use of the radiation-lowering Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) imaging modality reported a 62% technical success rate...

Intraoperative vascular mapping during hemodialysis access ‘should be incorporated into routine...

Intraoperative ultrasonographic venous mapping is a useful tool to evaluate vessel suitability for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, Yana Etkin, MD, associate professor of surgery...
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The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist items of June 2022

June's top stories spanned a range of presentations from the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in Boston (June 15–18), covering topics including burnout...

Mentorship: Why more vascular surgeons should consider mentoring young minds

Addressing challenges of diversity and inclusion within medical schools and the larger physician workforce should begin with a conversation about the intrinsic barriers to...

Artificial intelligence can predict risk of complications after endovascular aneurysm repair

Artificial intelligence (AI) models can be developed to predict the risk of postoperative complications after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with “high accuracy,” research presented...

Outgoing SVS president’s message of unity: ‘We must work together to...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is no longer the organization it was half a century ago. That was one of the core messages...

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...

Bolstering the workforce: Session details how to start a vascular training...

The workforce shortage issues set to plague vascular surgery over the next few decades, alongside an aging population and increase in vascular disease, formed...

Off-the-shelf branched endograft for TAAAs demonstrates safety and effectiveness through two...

Two-year target vessel-related freedom from all-cause and aneurysm-related mortality for an off-the-shelf multibranched endovascular device for the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) came...

New SVS president outlines priorities for his tenure as Society aims...

Michael Dalsing, MD, who took over as Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president at the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in Boston (June 15–18),...

ALI can occur with or without atherosclerotic disease, portends worse prognosis...

Acute limb ischemia (ALI) can occur with or without atherosclerotic disease and portends a worse prognosis in patients with COVID-19. This risk persists after...

Greenberg Lecture raises prospect that ‘less is more and more is...

Jan S. Brunkwall, MD, from the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany, delivered the Roy Greenberg Distinguished Lecture at the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting...

Vascular Surgery Interest Groups propel students’ awareness and engagement in the...

A study of the impact of Vascular Surgery Interest Groups (VSIGs) can have on piquing awareness and engagement of medical students in the specialty...

An antidote for burnout: Vascular surgeons as hospital administrators

The much-maligned electronic health record (EHR)—sometimes referred to as electronic medical record, or EMR—is not among the causes of burnout, per se, but rather...

Female sex ‘should be considered an independent risk factor’ for new...

A preliminary report lends evidence to support female sex being considered as an independent risk factor for new stroke occurrence after carotid revascularization in...

Study of post-carotid endarterectomy surveillance prompts protocol discussion

The results of an analysis of nearly 2,000 carotid endarterectomies (CEAs) “challenge the notion” that patients benefit significantly from the current post-operative surveillance guidelines,...

VAM 2022 Opening Ceremony: ‘Our Society is what it is because...

From the first Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) that featured just eight papers, to VAM 2022 with many more times that number of presentations, each...

First results from BEST-CLI poised to reveal ‘very low’ quality of...

An analysis from the Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI) trial presented at the 2022 Vascular Annual...

Systemic heparin during TEVAR deemed safe for selected traumatic brain injury...

The use of systemic heparin during thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) for blunt thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) appears to be safe in selected patients...

Diversity in care: ‘From being exclusive to more inclusive’

The role diversity played in the past, how it functions in the present, and where it might take vascular surgery in the future formed...

New findings support benefits of structured discharge approach for post-discharge transition...

Researchers have found that restructuring the discharge process of a vascular surgery service decreased escalation to clinical staff from an automated post-discharge phone call...

Study demonstrates feasibility, effectiveness of at-home exercise therapy plus cognitive behavior...

A mobile phone-administered, home-based exercise therapy program for patients with intermittent claudication (IC) incorporating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was found to be feasible, with...

Getting the most out of meetings like VAM

It’s Friday at Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) 2022 in Boston! Hopefully, many of us trainees are getting to mingle and meet leaders in the...

Iliac vein stenting should remain a viable treatment option for higher...

Despite greater comorbid conditions, patients with obesity benefited as much as patients with normal body mass index (BMI) from iliac vein stent placement for...

Six years, much growth and multiple changes to JVS publications

Their terms about to end, Peter Gloviczki, MD, and Peter Lawrence, MD, editor-in-chief and senior editor, respectively, of the Journal of Vascular Surgery family...

Vascular [email protected]–Conference Edition 2

Featured in this VAM daily edition: F/BEVAR has high technical success and low mortality in chronic post-dissection TAAA (p. 1 and 3) Systemic heparin...

Talking about women surgeons’ lives and careers

Women—and more than a few men—flocked to the inaugural Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) education session of the Society for Vascular Surgery’s new Women’s Section...

Vascular surgeons ‘have a role to play’ in transcatheter aortic valve...

Vascular surgery assistance in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can facilitate safe and effective device introduction through cases involving challenging femoral or iliac access....

F/BEVAR has high technical success and low mortality in chronic post-dissection...

Fenestrated/branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/BEVAR) is associated with high technical success and low mortality in patients with chronic post-dissection thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (PD-TAAA). This...

Medicare cuts: ‘It is crucially important we stay engaged in the...

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members deemed payment and reimbursement among the top advocacy priorities for 2022. A session Wednesday at VAM informed attendees...

Trust, transportation, insurance hamper ‘quality vascular surgery care for all,’ Crawford...

An absence of patient trust in their doctors and hospital systems yesterday morning emerged as a key talking point amid a comprehensive deep dive...

Researchers report higher three-year amputation and reintervention rates in Black and...

In a study of over 7,000 chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) patients, researchers found that Black and Hispanic patients had higher three-year amputation and reintervention...

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...

Missing something? View VAM 2022 on-demand sessions

Pre-recorded videos from Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) 2022 sessions are now available on-demand. If videos were submitted by faculty in advance, they will be...

A handy guide for VAM attendees: 2022’s Online Planner

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) 2022 Online Planner is an invaluable companion at the event in Boston's Hynes Convention...

Vascular Live: Variety of vascular concerns on the slate

Be sure to save time for the Vascular Live theater-in-the-round presentations in the Exhibit Hall at the 2022 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in Boston....

SVS special membership sections stage education sessions

For the first time, all those who are part of the five Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) membership sections have educational presentations geared specifically...

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...

Discussing ERAS—Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways have been beneficial for many surgical specialties and are now available to guide the perioperative care of patients...

Open surgical bypass to distal targets at the ankle is ‘viable’...

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society (VESS) Paper Session at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in Boston on Wednesday, June 15, will see Othman...

‘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)...