Tag: AAA

WARRIORS randomised trial aims to examine early EVAR in women

This month a multinational collaboration of researchers received endorsement from the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF) Multinational Clinical Trials Initiative for the WARRIORS...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of August 2022

The establishment of the first-ever global consensus for the appropriate use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in lower extremity and arterial and venous interventions, results...

Shape Memory Medical completes enrolment in the AAA-SHAPE early feasibility study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the completion of patient enrolment in AAA-SHAPE, the company’s prospective, multicentre early feasibility safety study of the Impede-FX RapidFill...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Community-based exercise programme reduces AAA morbidity and mortality in randomised trial

Results of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) point to the beneficial effects of a community-based exercise programme on outcomes in patients with an abdominal...

Endologix receives CE mark certification under EU-MDR for AFX2 endovascular AAA...

Endologix recently announced that is has received CE mark certification under the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (EU-MDR) for its AFX2 endovascular abdominal aortic...

Shape Memory Polymer addresses an “unmet need” for EVAR

 Andrew Holden (Auckland, New Zealand) and Michel Reijnen (Arnhem, The Netherlands) discuss Shape Memory Polymer (Shape Memory Medical)—a porous scaffold that, according to Holden,...

Shape Memory Medical celebrates treatment of 1,500th patient

Shape Memory Medical announced today that its 1,500th patient has been treated, marking a significant milestone for the company’s portfolio of shape memory polymer...

Female sex is associated with reintervention and mortality following elective EVAR

Women are more likely to die within five years of having elective surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) or need repeat surgery,...

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...

Less frequent post-EVAR surveillance might be safe in some patient groups,...

Results from the multicentre, retrospective ODYSSEUS study carried out in The Netherlands suggest that less frequent surveillance after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may be...

Stable and reliable: A vascular surgeon’s perspective on the benefits of...

This advertorial is sponsored by Shape Memory Medical. Smart Polymer is a new shape memory polymer technology, available to endovascular specialists, that is incorporated into...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Cancer patients face greater risks from abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in patients with a cancer diagnosis is associated with several poor postoperative outcomes according to a newly published...

FDA advisory panel issues recommendations on lifelong surveillance and long-term postmarket...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has issued a letter to healthcare providers emphasising the importance of lifelong surveillance, including...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Study validates SVS abdominal aortic aneurysm volume recommendations

A multicentre, retrospective database analysis suggests improved open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) outcomes when surgeon volume is greater than seven cases yearly and performed...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of January 2022

Breakthrough designation for a new drug-eluting stent from Cook Medical, a meta-analysis on the safety of expedited carotid artery surgery vs. expedited stenting after...

ISET 2022 audience hears latest data on endovascular therapies

At this year’s International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET 2022; 16–19 January, Hollywood, USA), experts presented an array of late-breaking trial results on topics...

FDA issues updated safety communication on use of Endologix AFX endovascular...

Today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated safety communication on the use of Endologix AFX endovascular grafts. This update includes...

VEITH 2021: Researchers present ex vivo demonstration of fluoroscopy-free complex AAA...

“I think this represents the beginning of the end of an era where we have to use lead to perform these procedures.” Those were...
EVAS2

VEITH 2021: Two-year follow-up data from EVAS2 IDE study delivered

The confirmatory EVAS2 clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system (EVAS; Endologix) for the treatment of...
FEVAR Bentley

Recruitment passes halfway point for FEVAR study with Bentley bridging stent

Bentley has announced that on-label use of the company's BeGraft peripheral balloon-expandable covered stent in complex aortic aneurysms is a step closer with more...

Endologix names Matthew Thompson president and CEO

Endologix has announced the appointment of Matthew Thompson as president and chief executive officer. Thompson will also join Endologix’s board of directors. Richard Mott,...

Julie A Freischlag becomes president of American College of Surgeons

Newly-installed American College of Surgeons (ACS) president Julie A Freischlag (Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem and Atrium Health Enterprise,...

Terumo Aortic announces PMDA approval and first commercial implant of Treo...

Following the recent approval by the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) of the Treo abdominal aortic stent graft system for sale in...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of September 2021

September's top 10 features five-year ACST-2 results, a new tool to assess amputation risk following popliteal vascular injury, and an interview highlighting the questions...
Endologix Alto

Endologix initiates randomised study of Alto abdominal stent graft system

Endologix today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the company’s JAGUAR study to compare outcomes for the Alto abdominal stent graft...
Nectero

Nectero Medical completes US$19.5 million Series C financing

Nectero Medical Inc has announced the closing of its US$19.5 million Series C financing round, led by new investor Boston Scientific Corporation. Proceeds will support...

Modern AAA metrics support expanding current screening guidelines

Results of a database review of more than 500,000 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs revealed the majority of patients treated for rupture did not...

First patient enrolled in Shape Memory Medical’s AAA-SHAPE Netherlands study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the initiation of AAA-SHAPE Netherlands, the company’s prospective, multicentre early feasibility study of the Impede-FX RapidFill device when used...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of July 2021

Updated Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) clinical practice guidelines on extracranial cerebrovascular disease management and a new meta-analysis on paclitaxel in peripheral arterial disease...

Performance of commonly-used risk scores for AAA repair varies, study finds

As regards in-hospital mortality for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, researchers have found that “not all risk scores are created equal”. Livia E V...

Endologix receives FDA Breakthrough Device designation for ChEVAS system

Endologix today announced the company’s ChEVAS (chimney endovascular aneurysm sealing) system has been granted a Breakthrough Device designation from the US Food and Drug...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Translumbar embolisation for type II endoleak “safe and effective” following EVAR,...

Writing in an article published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS), John F Charitable, Neal Cayne (both NYU Langone Health, New York,...

Viz.ai and Avicenna.AI partner to launch AI-driven intelligent care coordination for...

Viz.ai has partnered with Avicenna.AI to enable intelligent care coordination and improve patient triage of patients suffering from pulmonary embolism (PE) and aortic disease. Avicenna.AI’s US...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of June 2021

New data from Philips' TOBA II below-the-knee (BTK) clinical trial, physicians' call for the AMPREDICT decision support tool to be applied in clinical practice,...

“Significant variations in the interpretation of the ESVS AAA guidelines” remain...

In a study of over 100,000 intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs, an increase in the proportion of patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)...

Large study shows continued and quickening decline in AAA mortality

According to a new, population-based analysis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mortality has continued to decline and “at a faster rate than ever” in the...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Concern for outgrowing EVAR suitability in small AAA “unwarranted” within two-year...

“The majority of patients eligible for EVAR when entering a surveillance programme for small AAA remain eligible after two years,” write Annalise...
Endologix Alto

Endologix announces launch of Alto abdominal stent graft system in Canada...

Endologix today announced the first implant of its Alto abdominal stent graft in Canada following recent approval from Health Canada. Alto was also recently...

GORE® ACTIVE CONTROL System: “A system for the masses”

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies  Robert Rhee (New York, USA) moderates a Charing Cross 2021 webinar–A...

Independent Vascular Services launches quality assurance service to unburden UK NAAASP

Independent Vascular Services (IVS) recently announced the launch of its new Corelab Remote Quality Assurance (QA) service for the UK National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm...

Researchers propose systematic screening for thoracoabdominal aneurysms in patients with AAAs

Results of the French ACTA (Aortic concomitant thoracic and abdominal aneurysm) study “confirm that thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) coexisting with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs)...
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Vascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of March 2021

Newly-published data on the benefits of a dedicated vascular limb salvage clinic, key product launches in the vascular access space, and evidence to suggest...

Study shows that dual screening for lung cancer and AAA could...

A single-centre, retrospective study reveals that approximately 11% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer concurrently have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Researchers theorise dual...

Less than a quarter of aortic centres meet optimal open AAA...

In an assessment of open aortic surgery by the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR), 13–16 procedures per year predicted the most significant reduction...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

UK AAA screening results show “considerable” local variation in proportion of...

The first detailed surgical results from the UK National Health Service (NHS) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NAAASP) show that, over a seven-year period,...

Piur Imaging launches Remote Expert AI-based image analysis platform

Piur Imaging has launched its remote image analysis platform, called Piur Remote Expert, for research users. It is a solution to perform remote image...
Treo

Primary endpoint results from Treo pivotal study published

Following recent approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Treo abdominal aortic stent graft system for the treatment of patients...

Philips introduces 3D ultrasound-based model for AAA surveillance

Royal Philips has introduced the Philips Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Model, providing physicians a more patient-friendly solution compared to the current standard of care for...

FDA approves Gore Excluder conformable AAA endoprosthesis with Active Control system

W L Gore & Associates (Gore) recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted regulatory approval for the new Gore...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Study of patients undergoing AAA repair suggests screening guidelines may be...

A retrospective study analysing approximately 55,000 patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair suggests current screening guidelines may be inadequate in detecting a significant...

Patient reassurance and education needed to address drop in AAA surveillance...

In a survey conducted by St George’s Vascular Institute (London, UK) on the willingness of patients in South London to attend abdominal aortic aneurysm...

EVAR not costlier than open repair for most routine AAA repairs,...

A recent systematic evaluation of the costs of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair implies cost equivalence....
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Study identifies new genetic factors associated with AAA risk

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced the publication of a study identifying 14 new genes linked to an increased risk of abdominal aortic...
Shape Impede-FX

Shape Memory Medical announces first patient enrolment in AAA-SHAPE study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the initiation of AAA-SHAPE, the company’s prospective safety study of the Impede-FX embolisation plug devices when used for abdominal...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Analysis suggests reassessment of operative threshold for AAA repair during COVID-19

According to a recent analysis, the decision to delay operative repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) should consider both patient age and local COVID-19...

MicroPort’s Minos and Hercules stent grafts now CE marked and available...

According to a recent press release, MicroPort’s Minos ultra-low abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft and and Hercules low-profile thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) stent...
Endologix Alto

Endologix announces first commercial implant of Alto abdominal stent graft system...

Endologix has announced the first implant of its recently approved Alto endograft outside of the USA, completed by Andrew Holden and Andrew Hill of...

VQI propensity-matched analysis finds endovascular repair of rAAA superior to open...

A recent study examining the effect of operative approach on outcomes in patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) demonstrated clear short- and...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Five-year survival following EVAR for ruptured AAA “improving,” study concludes

“The relative survival benefit of EVAR over open repair has increased over time,” conclude Rens RB Varkevisser (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical...

Endologix enters into agreement with Deerfield Partners to take the company...

Endologix has announced that, after evaluating a variety of strategic options, it has initiated a voluntary Chapter 11 case and simultaneously filed a consensual...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Researchers find no benefit for treatment used to avoid surgery for...

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM; Baltimore, USA) found that patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm...
Treo

Terumo Aortic announces FDA approval for Treo endovascular device

Terumo Aortic has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of the Treo abdominal aortic stent-graft system for sale...
Ramon Varcoe

“Excellent” long-term results after EVAR using Endurant stent graft in 180...

Results from a real-world experience over more than 10 years using the Endurant stent graft (Medtronic) demonstrate that it is safe and effective, with...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Vascular Society comments on NICE AAA guidelines

On 15 April 2020, the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Vascular Society) issued a comment on the recently published UK National Institute...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

NICE aortic guidelines recommend discussion between physician and patient before offering...

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management. Discussion between...

Transabdominal open AAA repair shows higher rate of late reintervention than...

Repair-related reinterventions and readmissions are lower after retroperitoneal compared with transabdominal open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, according to a large multicentre retrospective review...

Trials needed to assess whether metformin impedes aneurysm progression in non-diabetic...

Ronald Dalman (Stanford, USA) and Kak Khee Yeung (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) talk to VEITHtv at the VEITHsymposium 2019 (19–23 November, New York, USA) about how the use of...
Jan Blankensteijn talks about the AAA guidelines

VSASM 2019: “Extreme care” needed not to overgeneralise when creating AAA...

Jan Blankensteijn (Amsterdam, Netherlands) talks to BLearning Aortic at VSASM 2019 (Vascular Societies’ Annual Scientific Meeting; 27–29 November, Manchester, UK) following his Kinmonth Lecture presentation titled ‘The current...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

US Preventive Services Task Force releases new recommendation on AAA screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a new recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in asymptomatic adults 50...

Medtronic presents one-year Valiant Navion, four-year ANCHOR registry clinical outcomes

Medtronic has announced one-year outcomes for the Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system for thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) and four-year clinical outcomes from the ANCHOR...

Endologix comments on recent FDA update on Type III endoleaks with...

Endologix have announced a response to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update regarding Type III endoleaks with the AFX Endovascular AAA System. Matt...

Benefit of EVAR for rAAA will be lost if elective EVAR...

At the first London Aorta meeting, a collaborative association between the London Aorta Masterclass and the London Aortic Symposium, held 10–11 October in London,...

FDA issues update on risk of endoleaks with use of Endologix...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new safety communication on the risk of Type III endoleaks with use of the...

ESVS 2019: “Specific need” for improved management in ruptured AAAs in...

Kevin Mani (Uppsala, Sweden) talks to BLearning Aortic at ESVS 2019 (European Society for Vascular Surgery; 24–27 September; Hamburg, Germany) about a recently published epidemiological analysis of ruptured abdominal aortic...

NICE abdominal aortic aneurysm guideline takes an “unprecedented” turn

 Ian Loftus (London, UK), president of the Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland, tells BLearning about the most recent developments in the UK’s...

Simulation training decreases mortality from ruptured aortic aneurysm

New research from Finland found dramatic decreases in mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms following a series of simulated staff training sessions on how...

Metformin may reduce growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers’ hopes that metformin could reduce the growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) recently got a substantial boost from a large study, which found...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

Mortality from rAAA decreases, but 43% occur in people not qualified...

Even though the number of deaths due to ruptured aortic aneurysms (rAAA) has decreased in the USA by 68% in recent years, a significant...

European vascular community continues to dispute draft NICE AAA guidelines amidst...

At a session dedicated to the draft abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) guidelines put forward by the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence...

INCRAFT AAA Stent Graft System receives FDA approval

Cordis has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its INCRAFT AAA Stent Graft System for use in complex access...

Outcomes of the ANCHOR registry show consistent outcomes for endoanchors at...

Real-world outcomes in patients from the ANCHOR registry at three years show safe and effective performance of the Heli-FX EndoAnchor system (Medtronic) in complex...

Open vs. endovascular aneurysm repair in the 60-year-old man against the...

 “The best treatment for a 60-year-old man with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm that is above the threshold for intervention is arguably surgery based...

First patient in Europe receives implant of Gore Excluder Conformable AAA...

  Gore has announced the first European patient implant of the Gore Excluder Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis with Active Control System. This next-generation endovascular aneurysm repair...

NICE draft guideline casts shadow over EVAR for unruptured aneurysms

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management. The most...

FDA advisory committee votes in favour of INCRAFT for treatment of...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee has provided a favourable recommendation on the...

Data support targeted screening of first-degree relatives of aneurysm patients as...

A new study suggests that the familial risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm is much higher than previously thought and this excess risk is highest...
endologix

Endologix CEO John McDermott steps down

Endologix, a California-based developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, has announced that John McDermott is stepping down as the company’s Chief...

Patient enrolment completed in Endologix’ ELEVATE IDE trial

Endologix, a developer and marketer of treatments for aortic disorders, has announced the completion of enrollment in the ELEVATE (Expanding Patient Applicability with Polymer Sealing...

ENCHANT will evaluate ChEVAR technique with Endurant II/IIs stent graft system

The post-market, non-interventional, multicentre, non-randomised, single-arm study will enroll approximately 150 patients across 25 sites in Europe and Russia, and will evaluate the safety...

F/BEVAR not cost-effective at two years vs. open repair

Fenestrated or branched endovascular aneurysm repair (F/BEVAR) for thoracoabdominal or complex aortic aneurysm patients “is not cost-effective at two years” compared with open repair,...

First patient enrolled in investigational study of the Gore Excluder Conformable...

  Gore has announced the first implant of the Gore Excluder Conformable abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) endoprosthesis in the USA. The procedure took place on...
Lombard Intelliflex

Lombard’s Aorfix IntelliFlex LP delivery system launched in Japan

Lombard Medical has announced the full commercial launch in Japan of its new low-profile IntelliFlex LP delivery system for the Aorfix abdominal aortic aneuryism...

Endologix announces positive clinical results from the LEOPARD clinical study

Endologix has announced positive interim results from the LEOPARD (Looking at EVAR outcomes by primary analysis of randomised data) clinical study. LEOPARD is the...

Lombard issues recall of Altura devices with problem in delivery system

On 30 June 2017, Lombard Medical notified the UK Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) about problems with the Altura stent graft device....

Competence in EVAR techniques

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a highly specialised and potentially complicated procedure requiring knowledge and skills from several cognitive domains. Indeed, EVAR involves several intricate procedural...

Personalising AAA Care With Polymer Sealing (OUS only)

In this supplement: -The clinical and biological advantages of active sac management with EVAS -10 things to know about Ovation -Ovation: Finally an endograft...

Screening women for abdominal aortic aneurysm would yield little benefit and...

First-time data presentation from the SWAN (Screening Women for Abdominal aNeurysms) project was heard at the 2017 Charing Cross Symposium (CX; 25–28 April, London, UK). The...

Endologix announces enrolment of first patients in ELEVATE IDE clinical study

Endologix has announced today that the first patients were treated in the ELEVATE (Expanding patient applicability with polymer sealing Ovation Alto stent graft) investigational...

Mounting evidence supports increasing use of parallel graft endovascular techniques for...

In a 15-year evolution, parallel graft techniques have emerged as part of the effort to rescue or preserve excluded aortic branches in the context...

Global variations in abdominal aortic aneurysm care revealed

Despite homogenous professional society recommendations, significant global variation still exists in the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms, a US study published in Circulation has...

Medtronic Endurant II/IIs granted CE mark for ChEVAR parallel graft technique

Medtronic has received CE mark for its Endurant II/IIs stent graft system to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm patients using a ChEVAR procedure—a parallel graft...
nellix

Endologix’ EVAS FORWARD Global Registry finds positive Nellix outcomes at two...

Data from Endologix' Global Registry have found 98% freedom from persistent endoleaks with its Nellix system at two-year follow-up, among other positive results. The...

Enhanced outcomes found for Medtronic Heli-FX EndoAnchor patients with complex aortic...

Medtronic has announced data demonstrating that the company's Heli-FX EndoAnchor system enhances outcomes and durability in patients with complex aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA) anatomy,...

Covered bridging stents in endovascular aneurysm repair

Over the past two decades, endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) has gained popularity. However, specified anatomic characteristics are required to achieve durable...

Zenith endograft produces durable repair while long-term survival rates “remain poor”

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) using the Zenith endograft (Cook Medical) represents durable repair with a low risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm-related death at 14...

First patients treated with Endologix’s Ovation Alto abdominal stent graft system

The first two patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been treated with Endologix’s Ovation Alto abdominal stent graft system. The patients were treated...