September’s top stories featured news of a trial to evaluate women’s experience of early endovascular aneurysm repair, and of a special women-focused edition of the Annals of Vascular Surgery. A guest commentary on the importance of advocacy in vascular surgery and findings of a Black-White disparity in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair wait times were also among the most-read articles last month.
1. Aortobifemoral grafting in the endovascular era: An exploration of the open procedure and its merits among ‘good-risk’ patients today
Aortobifemoral grafting for aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) probably remains “very safe” in the era of endovascular repair, according to the senior author behind a new paper exploring optimal approaches to the often burdensome condition.
A multinational collaboration of researchers received endorsement from the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF) Multinational Clinical Trials Initiative for the WARRIORS (Women’s abdominal aortic aneurysm research: repair immediately or routine surveillance) trial.
5. Black patients wait more than twice as long as White patients for rAAA repair, VQI analysis finds
Black patients saw significantly delayed care for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs), with a Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) analysis showing a median time from hospital admission to intervention of 168 vs. 78 minutes compared to White patients.
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 aneurysms (AAAs) under traditional sizing criteria.
7. PAD: Endovascular revascularization ‘superior or not significantly different’ in terms of outcomes versus open repair
A real-world analysis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients in Canada indicated open revascularization may not offer a long-term benefit over endovascular intervention.
Many Corner Stitch readers subscribe to Audible Bleeding, the vascular surgery podcast for updates on all things vascular. We were lucky to pick the brains of founders Adam Johnson, MD, and Kevin Kniery, MD.
The Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) clinical registry announced it has now collected more than one million procedures in its database.
“This is going to be a great course with experts in the field teaching novel endovascular technologies,” said Leigh Ann O’Banion, MD, one of 18 faculty members for the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention (CPVI) Skills course.