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...