Tag: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Endologix Alto

Endologix launches Alto abdominal stent graft system in Europe

Endologix today announced the first implant of its Alto abdominal stent graft, commencing the European commercial release of the recently CE mark approved endograft. “We...
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...

Unanimous vote for steering clear of open conversion in CX Aortic...

The first session of CX Aortic Vienna (8–11 September, virtual) saw expert speakers discuss different approaches to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair—including open and endovascular...
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...
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...
Endologix Alto

Endologix announces first commercial implant and US release of Alto abdominal...

Endologix has announced the first commercial implant and the US commercial release of its recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Alto endograft for...
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...
COVID-19

Letter from Seattle: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, time to act is long...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Benjamin W Starnes and Niten Singh urge service chiefs across the USA to "act this minute" in order to conserve...
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...
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...

Guidelines director at NICE faces questions on AAA uncertainty

Paul Chrisp, the director of the Centre for Guidelines at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), spoke at the annual meeting...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

SVS: AAA size predicts outcomes after endovascular repair

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameter has important implications for operative and long-term outcomes for patients, based on a study of 22,975 patient records in...

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...
INCRAFT stent

INCRAFT device deemed safe and effective according to its five-year results

Five-year data from the INSPIRATION US investigational device exception (IDE) pivotal trial confirms favourable safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT device. Presenting the trial...
abdominal aortic aneurysm

EVAR deemed “safe and effective” by national aneurysm screening programme

According to a recent study, an endovascular approach is “safe and effective” in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms detected by the National Abdominal...

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...

Endoanchors add to therapy options for AAA

Using EndoAnchors to fix and seal endovascular aortic grafts is safe and effective for short-neck abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients, two-year data from the...

Draft NICE aortic guidelines cause endovascular controversy

For the vascular community in the UK, discourse on guidelines in 2018 increasingly came to focus on the proposed guidelines document from the National...

Sac growth model could enable simple, safe and patient-friendly surveillance after...

At the Charing Cross Symposium (CX; 24–27 April, London, UK) delegates heard compelling research-in-progress from a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, statisticians and health economists...

Preclinical diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm

The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients over 55 vary between 4% and 7.2%, depending on age, gender and geographic location. The innovative...

Endologix provides physicians with updated AFX information

Endologix has issued a letter to physicians with updated information about the AFX endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm system. The voluntary letter, issued after discussions with...

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...

Study shows fewer aortic aneurysm repairs and higher death rate in...

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that surgeons in England operate significantly less often on aortic aneurysms...
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...

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...