Tag: EVAR

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...

Tackling the uncommon, but devastating, complication of infection after EVAR

 Rachel Bell (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK) describes a variety of specialist surgical options to treat infection after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR),...

So, are you using lower leg lead shields when you perform...

 Chronic exposure to low dose radiation, such as that experienced by operators who routinely perform endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), has biological effects that can...

Individual evaluation of each patient, and each aorta, is key to...

 “The instructions for use (IFU) are not a clinical guideline, so trainees should really think about what the main considerations are when they are...

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...

Gore moulding and occlusion balloon for endovascular aortic repair receives approval...

Gore has announced FDA 510(k) clearance, approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, and receipt of CE mark for the innovative...

Merit Medical named exclusive distributor of Q50 Plus

Merit Medical Systems has been named the exclusive global distributor of the Q50 Plus Stent Graft Balloon Catheter (QXMédical). The Q50 Plus is used...

LUCY one-year results presented at SVS

One-year results from the LUCY (Evaluation of females who are underrepresented candidates for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair) registry were reported at the Society for...

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The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management.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

Marc Schermerhorn: Mortality analysis of EVAS vs. EVAR

Marc Schermerhorn (Boston, USA) discusses the three-year results of an analysis on the long-term survival of Nellix EVAS system (Endologix) IDE trial patients vs....

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...

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...

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...
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Proficiency in open and endovascular procedures: Simulators are useful but do...

The use of surgical simulators is important to assess competence, plan complex cases and develop skills, but they “do not replace clinical and surgical...

Radiation exposure during EVAR causes DNA damage in operators

The health implications of prolonged low dose radiation exposure are frequently a topic of discussion amongst vascular interventionalists, who are performing a growing number...

Endurant II/IIs stent graft receives FDA approval for short neck anatomies...

  Medtronic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Endurant II/IIs stent graft system to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients...

Five-year ENGAGE data demonstrate comparable EVAR outcomes in male and female...

Five-year data from Medtronic’s ENGAGE global registry indicate that endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) outcomes are comparable between male and female patients when using the...

PIUR Imaging launches new 3D ultrasound angiography

PIUR Imaging has announced the launch of new applications for their vascular tomographic ultrasound solution, PIUR tUS, in Europe. The new applications include three-dimensional...

CYDAR fusion imaging benefits translate to infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair

Fusion imaging can be used for infrarenal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) following a short learning curve with the benefit of lower radiation dose and...

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...

Mayo Clinic researchers report encouraging fenestrated and branched EVAR outcomes

Significant success has been achieved in treating complex proximal aneurysms using a combination of fenestrated and branched graft devices, based on a report of...

EVAR 2 very long-term results prompt a call for shared decision-making...

A “podium first” presentation of very long-term follow-up data from the EVAR 2 trials suggests that endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) fails to improve all-cause...

The evolution of the aortic neck after EVAR

Continuous aortic enlargement at the level of infrarenal aortic neck has been reported after endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Current concepts regarding...

Mind over matter: EVAR under hypnosis

The use of hypnosis during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may improve haemodynamic and respiratory stability and allow faster patient recovery, according to a presentation...

Mind over matter: EVAR under hypnosis

The use of hypnosis during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may improve haemodynamic and respiratory stability and allow faster patient recovery, according to a presentation...

Comparison of EVAR 1 and ENGAGE data shows the evolution of...

The EVAR 1 trial—investigating the efficacy of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) versus open repair—and the ENGAGE registry—examining the performance of the Endurant (Medtronic) stent...

Multicentre early experience on Altura presented at the VEITHsymposium

Lombard Medical has announced that its Altura endovascular stent graft system was featured in a scientific presentation at the VEITHsymposium in New York, USA, on 17...

Significant cost savings and no major adverse events with the Fast-Track...

The LIFE registry demonstrated safe and effective patient outcomes when using a “Fast-Track” endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) protocol—percutaneous access, no general anaesthesia, no intensive...

Device developments in EVAR: What we learned from the past; what...

The introduction of endovascular grafts for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms represents the major determinant for the endovascular revolution of the last 25 years....

Mortality rates of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair have not changed...

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) are associated with an overall mortality rate of over 80%, and, according to the US Centers for Disease Control...

Mid-term Fenestrated Anaconda outcomes show good aneurysm sac regression and target...

Endovascular aneurysm repair with the Fenestrated Anaconda stent graft (Vascutek) delivers “satisfactory short-term technical and clinical success rates in patients with juxtarenal, suprarenal, and...

EVAR 1 trial 15-year follow-up published: Lifelong surveillance of EVAR and...

Fifteen-year follow-up results of the UK endovascular aneurysm repair trial 1 (EVAR 1), published online in The Lancet on 12 October 2016, show higher...

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...

Any instructions for use non-adherence predicts graft-related adverse events in elective...

Frequently, instructions for use (IFU) parameters published by device manufacturers are not adhered to in order to increase patient candidacy for endovascular aneurysm repair...

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...

Gore DrySeal Flex introducer sheath now commercially available

Gore has announced the commercial availability of the Gore DrySeal Flex introducer sheath, after recently gaining clearance for use by regulatory bodies in the...

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...

US branch/fenestrated EVAR use soars by over 500% in a decade

New US research indicates that there was a widespread and steady decline in elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs for Medicare patients from 2003...

Complex triple or quadruple FEVAR does not increase perioperative mortality or...

At the Vascular Annual Meeting (9–11 June, National Harbor, USA), data were presented suggesting that complex triple or quadruple fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR)...