Study detects no difference in adverse outcomes from balloon dilatation strategy...

Avoiding a strategy of post-stent balloon dilation during transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) may be unnecessary—a “contradistinction” to results shown in conventional transfemoral carotid artery...

AI and transforming vascular surgery

The 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Roy Greenberg Distinguished Lecture saw delegates hear about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform vascular surgery....

Thirty-year experience indicates SMA aneurysms are ‘relatively stable’

Based on 30 years of experience, researchers have concluded that aneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are “relatively stable” and that those <20mm...

‘Tremendous advances in imaging possibilities’ signal further innovation, says leading vascular...

It was a complex repair in the thoracoabdominal region of the aorta around 10 years ago, and Matthew Eagleton, MD, and his surgical team...

VAM discussion on latest paclitaxel meta-analysis yields mix of caution, skepticism

A Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) sponsored session on paclitaxel safety drew a mix of skeptical and cautious responses to the latest meta-analysis from interventional...

Veterans with claudication who undergo revascularization ‘significantly more likely to have...

Patients within the Veterans Affairs Administration healthcare system who underwent an intervention for intermittent claudication (IC) were consistently at three-to-four times greater risk of...

Gore Excluder IBE ‘effectively prevented common iliac artery aneurysm enlargement’

Five-year results from the U.S. prospective, multicenter study evaluating endovascular repair of iliac aneurysms using the Gore Excluder iliac branch endoprosthesis (IBE) were presented...

Dalman: Meeting challenges of COVID-19, SVS future direction head-on

In his introduction to the second of two Presidential Addresses on the 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) slate, new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)...

Medical therapy linked with low early mortality in type B aortic...

Medical management of type B aortic intramural hematomas is associated with low early mortality but a 19% risk of aortic-related intervention—primarily for proximal descending...

Spotlight on Saturday’s sessions

It’s VAM’s final day and it’s a full one, with educational offerings presented from 6:30 a.m. to the meeting’s final moments at 5 p.m. Here...

‘Let’s move on to solutions,’ keynote speaker tells diversity, equity and...

Lee Kirksey, MD, issued an unapologetic apology of sorts at the outset of his discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues. “If I...

Annual Business Meeting—for members only

Attend Saturday’s Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Annual Business Meeting to participate in important Society business. This is SVS’ second Annual Business Meeting for...

Analysis shows TCAR is more cost effective than CAS for carotid...

Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) produces similar outcomes to the gold standard treatment for carotid stenosis—carotid endarterectomy (CEA)—but comes at a greater cost. This was...

Colombian researchers report positive 24-month results for VenoValve

Promising two-year results for an emerging potential prosthetic venous valve replacement—which is about to commence a U.S. pivotal trial—were announced at the Vascular Annual...

Insights from the VAM 2021 floor: The future of vascular surgery

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) presents great opportunities for medical students and residents who aspire to be vascular surgeons to network with, engage with...

SVS honors community practitioners

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) honored six members Thursday with the Excellence in Community Service award. This award, in only its third year, honors...

VAM: Spotlight on Friday’s sessions

Two days down, two to go. What a Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) it’s been so far! Here are some of the sessions happening today...

Doubling down on quality: Hodgson lays out path to tackle inappropriateness...

It was supposed to occur at the canceled 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), but finally given his time at the podium, 2019–2020 Society for...

SVS announces future launch of vascular verification program, aiming to enhance...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), in partnership with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), today (Thursday, Aug. 19) announced the future launch of...

TCAR has ‘statistically equivalent’ stroke and death outcomes to CEA, new...

Silk Road Medical has announced positive results from an independent analysis of standard surgical risk patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) for atherosclerotic carotid...

SVS honors Robert B. Smith III with Lifetime Achievement Award

Among his many professional achievements in a career of a “golden age of vascular surgery” that overlapped with the growth and maturation of vascular...

Five-year STABLE II results show Zenith system makes the cut for...

Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, reported long-term outcomes favoring the continued safety and effectiveness of a composite device (proximal covered stent graft plus distal bare...

Crawford Forum on multispecialty vascular care: ‘We can work together’

New Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) President Ali AbuRahma, MD, put on an E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum at this year’s Vascular Annual...

Vascular surgeons as community leaders in vascular disease

Value to the healthcare system, branding and success in competing in competitive environments and ensuring optimal patient care all play a role in defining...

Pandemic affected surgeons financially and emotionally, COVID-19 session hears

Besides the stunning death toll and the disruption of life around the world, COVID-19 hit vascular surgeons financially and emotionally. Two presenters at the...

VAM set to feature special breakfast sessions for medical students

A pair of breakfast sessions aimed at medical students—and potential future vascular surgeons—will form part of the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Aug. 19. The...

Calling all sleuths! Participate in VAM Scavenger Hunt to win prizes

The popular SVS Scavenger Hunt returns to the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM), so prepare to emulate your favorite fictional detective to try to win...

Corner Stitch: If you want to go far, go together

The COVID-19 pandemic left many of us missing social interaction and hungry for a change of scenery. As someone who had never been to...

‘The future is very bright for venous valve replacement’

The progress of two “promising” new devices in the venous valve replacement space were outlined during a Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) special session co-hosted...

Tell your SVS Branding Toolkit story—and win!

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Branding Toolkit represents a commitment to the branding of the vascular surgery profession and serves as a huge...

Learn nuts and bolts of setting up outpatient facilities

With interest in and creation of outpatient-based labs and facilities—frequently called simply “OBLs”—the Society for Vascular Surgery and its Section on Outpatient and Office...

VAM: Spotlight on Thursday

It’s Thursday and the Vascular Annual Meeting is in full swing. Here are some sessions today for you to consider, including the first Presidential...

VOYAGER PAD: Rivaroxaban plus aspirin should be considered after lower-extremity bypass...

“A strategy of adding rivaroxaban 2.5mg twice daily to aspirin should be considered after lower extremity bypass regardless of conduit type,” concluded Nicholas Govsyeyev,...

Past presidents Hodgson, Dalman open VAM 2021

The Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) officially made its in-person comeback this morning (Wednesday, Aug. 18) in San Diego. Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Immediate...

Who will you see in the Exhibit Hall this year?

Be sure to schedule plenty of time to visit the Exhibit Hall during this year’s live and in-person Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM). The Exhibit...

Summit to discuss aortic arch: The ‘next new frontier’

This year’s Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Aortic Summit will focus on the “next new frontier” in vascular surgery—endovascular treatment of the aortic arch. “We want...

VRIC trainee award winners announced

The SVS Foundation has announced the four recipients for the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC) Trainee Award. The SVS Basic and Translational Research Committee...

SVN conference set to provide valuable information for all in vascular...

The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) annual meeting this year will cover the gamut of information for all vascular nursing career stages—from novice to...

VQI@VAM: Celebrating science, quality and VQI’s 10th anniversary

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) will host a day and a half of sessions aimed at quality improvement at...

Are you up to the challenge?

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is kicking off its first-ever Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) Social Media Challenge for both in-person and virtual attendees....

Postgraduate courses stacked with key content

Selecting topics for postgraduate courses, concurrent and breakfast sessions, and “Ask the Experts” presentations at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) is a careful, considered...

What’s going on around San Diego this August: Making the most...

San Diego is the perfect place to bring your long-delayed travel dreams to life this August. Whether you are traveling on your own or...

Learn about the JVS journals: Past, present and future

Learn how the SVS' peer-reviewed journals, including the flagship Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), have evolved over the years at "Evolution and transformation of...

It’s nearly here!

The 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) starts in just two days, and the excitement is building. Remember that Wednesday is the new Thursday. The Society...

VAM: Spotlight on Tuesday and Wednesday

It’s nearly opening day for the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) and our schedule is jammed with sessions of interest. Here are presentations to consider...

VAM double header: Presidential Addresses to feature nod to SVS past,...

Following a year like no other comes a Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) like no other—sort of. This year, the key date on the vascular...

VAM: Industry-sponsored symposia

Industry-sponsored symposia at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) will be presented Wednesday and Thursday evenings and at three breakfast sessions taking place Thursday morning....

Map out your VAM experience with the Online Planner

Get a jump start on planning your way through the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) with the SVS Online Planner. It includes the entire VAM...

Carotid endarterectomy shows ‘improved long-term durability’ over transfemoral carotid artery stenting

An increased postoperative stroke rate associated with transfemoral carotid artery stenting “seems to extend up to five years’ follow-up” compared to carotid endarterectomy. This...

Won’t be in San Diego? Register for livestreamed/on-demand sessions

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) 2021 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in San Diego (Aug. 18–21) starts in mere days. For those who face...

‘VSITE predicts qualifying exam success’

The Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE) is “highly predictive” of a Vascular Qualifying Examination pass for examinees following both the integrated vascular surgery (0+5)...

Special session on diversity enters VAM agenda

Over the course of more than a year, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have been brought into sharp focus by a compendium of events...

Just 16% of US centers in VQI offer SVS guideline-compliant open...

There is a stark downward trend in the number of U.S. centers in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) that meet the Society for Vascular...

The year in COVID: VAM to feature 10 talks probing pandemic-related...

After nearly 18 months of life dominated by a worldwide pandemic—one that canceled the 2020 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM)—VAM 2021 highlights several aspects of...

VESS session: ‘Concerted effort’ made to feature science, discussion from widest...

At its very essence, says Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) President Jason T. Lee, MD, vascular surgery is a “social sport.” The specialty...

‘COVID-19 sparks diabetic macrophage inflammation’—award-winning paper

When patients with diabetes are infected with coronavirus, specialized macrophage cells—already primed to develop excessive inflammation in this population—are further transformed into a pathologically...

The vasculature united: Bringing together competing specialties for better patient care

Incoming Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) President Ali AbuRahma, MD, knows the topic of this year’s E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum at the...

Vascular Connections–August 2021 (Preview Edition)

In this special VAM preview issue: Incoming SVS President Ali AbuRahma, MD, talks through this year's E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum: "The vasculature...

CEA provides inhibitive effect on stroke prevention for eight years over...

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has a small but significant effect on stroke prevention through eight years compared with no surgery, investigators who carried out a...

Study identifies disparities in early revascularization for symptomatic carotid stenosis

Data from a new study carried out in Texas found disparities in those undergoing early carotid revascularization along gender, race and ethnic lines. A research...

Vascular Connections–August 2020 (Review Edition)

In this special SVS ONLINE review issue: "Unveiling an AI-driven risk stratification tool to attain better stroke prediction" (p. 1) "COVID-19 survey: Support of...

Unveiling an AI-driven risk stratification tool to attain better stroke prediction

It’s one of the most intractable areas of focus in all of vascular disease, and the source of—inarguably, Brajesh K. Lal, MD, emphasizes—the most...

Vascular surgeons: Avoiding burnout and achieving wellness

Coaching, institutional and cultural changes, advocacy, identifying issues and banding together all can play a part in vascular surgeons’ avoiding burnout and achieving wellness....

COVID-19 survey: Support of hospitals and societies ‘paramount’ to promoting well-being...

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic practice, anxiety, coping and support survey for vascular surgeons, recently presented in a Special Scientific Session on COVID-19 during SVS ONLINE on June...

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...

Black patients in areas with lowest PAD rates disproportionally at higher...

It’s among the most topical areas of discussion in current U.S. cultural life: Black people face disparities in terms of healthcare outcomes. And the...

Counting down till July 15 CME deadline

The SVS ONLINE conference may be firmly fixed in the rearview mirror but attendees are now staring down the barrel of the deadline for...

Women are at a higher risk of iliac vein stent failure,...

A recent study on iliac vein stenting showed lower long-term patency rates for women when compared to their male counterparts. The data were presented...

SVN to host virtual annual meeting July 15

The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) 38th Annual Conference—a virtual meeting—will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time Wednesday, July 15. In...

SVS ONLINE: A meeting of firsts

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) notched up plenty of firsts this year with its virtual meeting, SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in...

SVS ONLINE closing act: Looking into the future of vascular surgery

What’s ahead for vascular surgery? Many changes, both possible and confirmed, according to the final SVS ONLINE session, “Assuring quality in vascular surgical care:...

Three weeks remain of VQI virtual sessions

SVS ONLINE—the virtual meeting staged by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)—may be completed, but the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) virtual sessions have three...

Cannabis use disorder linked to greater odds of perioperative myocardial infarction...

Active cannabis use disorder was associated with significantly higher odds of perioperative myocardial infarction in vascular surgery patients, researchers reveal. Furthermore, people with the disorder...

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,...

Study shows novel AI technology is better predictor of stroke than...

Boston-based medical technology company Elucid Bio, maker of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE-marked vascuCAP software, announced Wednesday, July 1, that its...

VQI to discuss quality improvement projects, clinical practice guidelines

The SVS Vascular Quality Initiative will discuss two important topics on Tuesday, July 7: quality improvement projects and the VQI, and clinical practice guidelines. Gary...

Reminder: Claim CME, MOC credits by July 15

Physicians may obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits through their participation in SVS ONLINE. MOC credits require physicians...

SVS president to close out virtual conference with focus on quality...

As SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery" prepares to become part of the past, the final presentation will look toward the...

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...

Outgoing SVS president outlines state of Society diversity

Outgoing Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president Kim Hodgson, MD, delivered a data-driven insight into diversity within the organization during his June 20 State...

SVS pilots SET app for peripheral artery disease patients

Doctor-prescribed and -supervised exercise therapy is going digital. The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) will begin piloting a ground-breaking app for Supervised Exercise Therapy...

Crawford Forum sets the stage for vascular surgery future

It was an encapsulation of the existential questions surrounding vascular surgery. And it was just as the newly installed Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)...

At your fingertips: Posters, lectures and videos

SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery" offers more than just live programming. The virtual meeting also hosts OnDemand programming: more than 80...

ACC, SVS join forces on single vascular registry

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) are collaborating on a single vascular registry to harness the strengths of...

‘Poor long-term survival’ following explantation of an infected endograft

Paolo Perini, MD, of the University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy, told the audience of SVS ONLINE (June 20–July 2) that explantation of an...

Alarming rate of suicidal ideation among female vascular surgeons warrants urgent...

Gender-based differences driving career dissatisfaction and burnout exist, viewers of the SVS ONLINE (June 20–July 2) virtual conference heard during the William J. von...

SVS in transition: A look back, a look ahead

Each Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) president wishes for a memorable annual meeting, outgoing SVS president Kim Hodgson, MD, noted during his State of...

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...

Save the dates for VQI online sessions

VQI@VAM, the Vascular Quality Initiative’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the Vascular Annual Meeting, will also take a digital format in the wake...

Earn precious CMEs and MOCs at SVS ONLINE

Physician registrants: get a boost on collecting required continuing medical education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-Assessment credits during SVS ONLINE: “New Advances...

SVS Foundation Board structure changed

The SVS Foundation Board of Directors has altered its infrastructure, including expanding the board and adding seats specifically for public members and changing the...

SVS vice president, treasurer announced on SVS ONLINE opening day

Michael C. Dalsing, MD, has been chosen as the next SVS vice president, joining a line of succession that now includes new president Ronald...

Burning issue: Surgeon wellness occupies central role in ONLINE agenda

As in the past few years, wellness and burnout—and how to mitigate them—remain topics of education and discussion at Society for Vascular Surgery meetings. This...

Endovascular aortic arch repair with three-vessel inner branches is safe, investigators...

Total endovascular aortic arch repair for aneurysms and chronic dissections using three-vessel inner branch stent-grafts is technically feasible and safe, a multicenter global early...

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,...

CEA found to significantly improve neurocognitive function 30 days after procedure

Revascularization by way of carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA) is linked to significant improvements in neurocognitive function a month post- procedure across multiple domains, a...

Navigate SVS ONLINE with planner

The perfect match for an online meeting? An online planner. And it makes navigating SVS ONLINE a snap. It follows the basic outline of planners...

President Hodgson to address ‘State of the SVS’

Just don’t call it the Presidential Address: Instead, on Saturday, June 20, SVS President Kim Hodgson, MD, will present a “State of the SVS”...

Special COVID-19 session added to SVS ONLINE slate

SVS ONLINE will now feature a session that hones in on the coronavirus pandemic, consisting of nine talks dealing with such issues as acute...

In historic first, SVS holds online officer voting

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members voted decisively to change bylaws and permit all eligible voting members to participate in Society business decision-making. The...

Lecture: How remote support systems will transform medical care

The prospect of remote stroke intervention may be the most exciting clinical application among the suite of benefits emerging from the ongoing transformation in...

New paradigm in arteriovenous grafts opens up possibility of novel cure...

A novel twist to arteriovenous graft platforms—traditionally the preserve of hemodialysis—has the ability to open up a new paradigm of treatment across a host...

Von Liebig Forum part of SVS ONLINE opening day

The Vascular Annual Meeting’s scientific sessions traditionally kick off on the Thursday of VAM—opening day of the scientific sessions—with the William J. von Liebig...

Resident Research Award: Extracellular vesicles enhance DVT via RIPK3

Extracellular vesicles enhance deep vein thrombosis (DVT) via receptor interacting protein kinase-3 (RIPK3), the study that claimed this year’s SVS Foundation Resident Research Award...

VESS session to feature during SVS ONLINE

The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) takes center stage at SVS ONLINE: "New Advances and Discoveries in Vascular Surgery," on Wednesday, June 24. From...

Vascular Connections–June 2020 (Preview Edition)

In this special SVS ONLINE preview issue: SVS president-elect Ronald L. Dalman, MD, runs through how he brought together this year's Crawford Critical Issues...

SVN virtual annual meeting keynote to focus on self-care

The Society for Vascular Nursing’s 38th Annual Conference is going virtual, from 6  to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. In addition to a series...

Crawford Critical Issues Forum 2020 echoes founding charge

This year’s E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum is set to come full circle from its very genesis 32 years ago at the Vascular...

SVS ONLINE: Virtual program and associated events take shape

Planning continues unabated for the highly anticipated SVS ONLINE, set to kick off June 20 and run through July 2 in lieu of the...

SVS ONLINE: How VAM program was transformed for virtual alternative

How do you turn a live event for thousands of participants and exhibitors into a trimmed-down, online experience? Carefully, and not easily. “We got here...

SVS ONLINE: Carving out virtual version of VAM invited sessions amid...

As Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Postgraduate Education Committee chair Vikram Kashyap, MD, tells it, the organizers behind programming for the Vascular Annual Meeting...