Tag: SVS

SVS makes commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Following a year of study and including more than 40 separate goals, objectives, and requested actions, the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Executive Board...
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...

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

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

SVS International Lecture: Endovascular pioneer 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,...

SVS Crawford Forum sets the stage for vascular surgery future

The E Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum, which took place on the first day of SVS ONLINE, charted the course of vascular surgery going...

ACC and 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, according to a press release,...

SVS releases new clinical practice guidelines on visceral artery aneurysms

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has released new clinical practice guidelines on the appropriate care and treatment of aneurysms of the visceral arteries.  These...

New collection of articles available on impact of COVID-19 in treating...

The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) has introduced the COVID-19 Collection, a compilation of fast-tracked articles designed to proactively provide solutions to deliver the best care...

SVS provides resources on COVID-19 and its impact

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has collated a number of resources to provide information on COVID-19 and its impact, including advocacy, clinical practice...
SVS Town Hall COVID-19

“Desperate times require desperate measures,” SVS Town Hall on COVID-19 hears

The imperatives of preserving personal protective equipment (PPE) in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed in depth during a Society for Vascular...

SVS and STS release new Reporting Standards for Type B aortic...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) are releasing new Reporting Standards to ensure patients with Type B aortic...
reaction to meta analysis

Reaction to the Katsanos et al meta-analysis

Internal BIBA MedTech data show that perceptions on paclitaxel devices have shifted considerably in the twelve months that have elapsed since Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras,...

Ultrasound surveillance following carotid endarterectomy “costly and unlikely to improve outcomes”

According to a recent study, ultrasound surveillance following carotid endarterectomy is “costly and unlikely to improve outcomes or affect management,” even if over 80%...

SVS 2019: Elderly patients should not be denied TEVAR based on...

Ali Azizzadeh (Los Angeles, USA) talks to BLearning at SVS 2019 (Society for Vascular Surgery, 12–15 June, Washington DC, USA) about his recent move from Houston, Texas to...
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...
Kim Hodgson

SVS VQI data being “fortified” to shed light on long-term paclitaxel...

 Kim Hodgson (Springfield, USA), president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) for 2019–20 spoke to Vascular News at the organisation’s Vascular Annual Meeting...

SVS addresses uncomfortable survey on physician burnout and depression head-on and...

 Dawn Coleman (Ann Arbor, USA) shares headline findings from a Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) survey that found 41% of 960 respondents met validated...

Society for Vascular Surgery’s VQI adds new analysis to paclitaxel device...

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), with its large multicentre registries has produced several datasets for analysis of vascular patient...

New publisher for SVS publications

A publishing agreement between the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and BIBA Medical Ltd has been signed today by the respective directors at the...

Update from the SVS paclitaxel safety task force

In response to the updated letter to healthcare providers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) released...
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...

New Global Vascular Guidelines for CLTI patients now open for stakeholder...

 The draft Global Vascular Guidelines on chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI) have just been posted for open public comment until 3 December 2018. Michael...

The “epidemic” of surgeon burnout and a glimpse into the future...

 Ronald L Dalman (Stanford, USA), vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, discusses how aligning an individual surgeon’s goals with those of the...

Recruitment for vascular disease management struggles to keep up with expected...

Shortages in the US vascular surgery workforce was the focus of this year’s Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s...

Final five-year results from the STABLE I feasibility study presented at...

Five-year follow-up data from STABLE I, a global feasibility study of the Zenith Dissection Endovascular stent (Cook Medical), were presented by Joseph Lombardi (Cooper...

New SVS International Lifetime Achievement Award recognises vascular pioneer Roger Greenhalgh

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has introduced a new award, the International Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises “outstanding contribution to vascular surgery” and...

New Vascular Ultrasound Registry launched, will initially focus on carotid artery...

The registry will combine noninvasive, vascular ultrasound testing data with vascular treatment and outcomes data, making it possible to analyse the relationships between diagnosis...

New SVS Task Force explores Vascular Certification Program

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) executive board has established a task force to explore developing a vascular certification program for inpatient and outpatient...

Society for Vascular Surgery announces 2017-18 leadership

New leaders have been elected at the annual business meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery during the organisation’s annual meeting in San Diego,...

Registration opens for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2017 Vascular Annual Meeting, scheduled for 31 May–3 June in San Diego, USA. Plenaries and exhibits open on...

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...

Societies urge vascular teams to actively provide smoking cessation assistance

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) have issued a statement encouraging vascular surgery teams to actively assist...

Vascular surgery and nursing societies form alliance

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) have signed an affiliation agreement in which the nursing association will...

SVS and SVM to launch vascular medicine registry

A new vascular medicine registry will be launched in early 2017 by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the Society for Vascular Medicine...

New SVS peripheral artery disease reporting standards announced

The Society for Vascular Surgery has released new reporting standards focused on endovascular treatment of chronic lower extremity peripheral artery disease. Recommended reporting standards...

New carotid artery stent procedure to be evaluated by the Society...

A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery revascularisation (TCAR) in comparison with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is being launched by...