Endovascular Today - Latest News http://evtoday.com/ The latest news stories from Endovascular Today. en-us Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:08:28 GMT Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:08:28 GMT BMCToday BRAVE-DREAMS Trial Confirms Venous PTA Ineffective Treatment for MS http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/brave-dreams-trial-confirms-venous-pta-ineffective-treatment-for-ms November 21, 2017 -- Data from the BRAVE-DREAMS trial published online in JAMA Neurology by Paolo Zamboni, MD, et al found that venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), while considered safe, is largely ineffective and cannot be recommended for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/brave-dreams-trial-confirms-venous-pta-ineffective-treatment-for-ms PRESERVE Trial Indicates No Benefit for Sodium Bicarbonate or Acetylcysteine for Patients With Impaired Kidney Function Undergoing Angiography http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/preserve-trial-indicates-no-benefit-for-sodium-bicarbonate-or-acetylcysteine-for-patients-with-impaired-kidney-function-undergoing-angiography November 21, 2017 -- New data from the PRESERVE clinical trial suggests intravenous sodium bicarbonate has no clinical benefit over the use of intravenous sodium chloride, or of oral acetylcysteine over placebo, for the prevention of death, need for dialysis, or persistent decline in kidney function at 90 days or for the pr... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/preserve-trial-indicates-no-benefit-for-sodium-bicarbonate-or-acetylcysteine-for-patients-with-impaired-kidney-function-undergoing-angiography Cagent Vascular’s Serrantor Alto PTA Serration Balloon Catheter Receives CE Mark http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/cagent-vasculars-serrantor-alto-pta-serration-balloon-catheter-receives-ce-mark November 21, 2017 -- Cagent Vascular announced that its Serranator Alto PTA serration balloon catheter has received CE Mark approval. The Serranator Alto, which received FDA approval earlier this year, is indicated for dilatation of lesions in the iliac, femoral, iliofemoral, and popliteal arteries, and for the treatment... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/cagent-vasculars-serrantor-alto-pta-serration-balloon-catheter-receives-ce-mark Neuroform, Enterprise, and LVIS Self-Expanding Stents Compared for Treating Cerebral Aneurysms http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/neuroform-enterprise-and-lvis-self-expanding-stents-compared-for-treating-cerebral-aneurysms November 21, 2017 -- A study by Jun Wang, MD, et al compared the clinical and angiographic outcomes of treating cerebral aneurysms with three self-expanding nitinol stents: Neuroform (Stryker), Enterprise (Codman Neuro), and Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support stents (LVIS/LVIS Jr; MicroVention Terumo). The data wer... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/neuroform-enterprise-and-lvis-self-expanding-stents-compared-for-treating-cerebral-aneurysms Trial Subanalysis Finds Empagliflozin Can Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and PAD http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/trial-subanalysis-finds-empagliflozin-can-reduce-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-pad November 21, 2017 -- Data from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial showed that empagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular death compared with placebo when added to standard of care in adults with type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). These data were presented by Subodh Verma, MD, at the American Heart Associatio... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/trial-subanalysis-finds-empagliflozin-can-reduce-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-pad Merit Medical to Acquire Needle Biopsy Products in Purchase Agreement With BD http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/merit-medical-to-acquire-needle-biopsy-products-in-purchase-agreement-with-bd November 21, 2017 -- Merit Medical Systems, Inc. announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire with BD’s (Becton, Dickinson and Company) soft tissue core needle biopsy products, which include the Achieve programmable automatic biopsy system, Temno biopsy system, and Tru-Cut biopsy needles. This a... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/21/merit-medical-to-acquire-needle-biopsy-products-in-purchase-agreement-with-bd Longer-Term Durability of Zenith Alpha Stent Graft Evaluated in Study http://evtoday.com/2017/11/20/longer-term-durability-of-zenith-alpha-stent-graft-evaluated-in-study November 20, 2017 -- A study published by Giovanni F. Torsello, MD, et al in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS; 2017;66:1638 -- 1643) investigated the longer-term durability of the Zenith Alpha thoracic stent graft (Cook Medical) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Researchers retrospectively analyzed data coll... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/20/longer-term-durability-of-zenith-alpha-stent-graft-evaluated-in-study Single-Center TOBA Study’s 24-Month Results Presented for Intact Vascular's Tack Endovascular System http://evtoday.com/2017/11/16/single-center-toba-studys-24-month-results-presented-for-intact-vasculars-tack-endovascular-system November 16, 2017 -- Intact Vascular, Inc. announced that positive single-center 24-month results from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) clinical study were presented by Christian Wissgott, MD, at the 2017 VEITHsymposium held November 14 -- 18 in New York, New York. Dr. Wissgott is Assistant Director, Westk&uuml... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/16/single-center-toba-studys-24-month-results-presented-for-intact-vasculars-tack-endovascular-system Three-Year IMPROVE Results Compare Treatment Strategies for Ruptured AAA http://evtoday.com/2017/11/16/three-year-improve-results-compare-treatment-strategies-for-ruptured-aaa November 16, 2017 -- Three-year results from the IMPROVE trial comparing strategies to treat ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) were published online in BMJ by Professor Janet T. Powell, MD, on behalf of the IMPROVE trial investigators (2017;359:j4859). The objective of the trial was to assess the 3-year clinical o... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/16/three-year-improve-results-compare-treatment-strategies-for-ruptured-aaa Occurrence and Classification of Proximal Endoleaks Studied for the Nellix EVAS Device http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/occurrence-and-classification-of-proximal-endoleaks-studied-for-the-nellix-evas-device November 15, 2017 -- Leo H. van den Ham, MD, et al published findings from a study that aimed to analyze and categorize proximal endoleaks in a cohort of patients treated with endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS). The investigators noted that proximal type I endoleaks are associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) grow... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/occurrence-and-classification-of-proximal-endoleaks-studied-for-the-nellix-evas-device Swedish Registry Evaluates Popliteal Artery Aneurysms in Women http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/swedish-registry-evaluates-popliteal-artery-aneurysms-in-women November 15, 2017 -- Findings from a study on popliteal artery aneurysms in women were published by Hans Ravn, MD, et al online ahead of print in European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES). The background of the investigation is that 95% of patients who undergo operations for popliteal artery aneurysms ar... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/swedish-registry-evaluates-popliteal-artery-aneurysms-in-women Hemodynamic Assessment Before and After Endovascular Therapy for CLI Studied for Prognostic Value of Outcomes http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/hemodynamic-assessment-before-and-after-endovascular-therapy-for-cli-studied-for-prognostic-value-of-outcomes November 15, 2017 -- Grant W. Reed, MD, et al published findings from a study on hemodynamic assessment before and after endovascular therapy for critical limb ischemia (CLI) and the association with clinical outcomes. The investigators sought to determine the relationship between the change in ankle-brachial index (ABI) an... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/hemodynamic-assessment-before-and-after-endovascular-therapy-for-cli-studied-for-prognostic-value-of-outcomes EXPEDITE Study Evaluates Neural Analytics' Portable Transcranial Doppler Technology to Measure Early Strokes http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/expedite-study-evaluates-neural-analytics-portable-transcranial-doppler-technology-to-measure-early-strokes November 13, 2017 -- Neural Analytics, Inc. announced the results from the first phase of the EXPEDITE program, which demonstrated that the company’s Lucid Transcranial Doppler (TCD) technology platform was accurate with > 94% area under the curve for early measurement of acute ischemic stroke caused by large vesse... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/15/expedite-study-evaluates-neural-analytics-portable-transcranial-doppler-technology-to-measure-early-strokes DAWN Trial Results Published for Stryker's Trevo Retriever http://evtoday.com/2017/11/13/dawn-trial-results-published-for-strykers-trevo-retriever November 13, 2017 -- Stryker announced that the results of the DAWN trial were published by Raul G. Nogueira, MD, et al online ahead of print in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Nogueira and Tudor Jovin, MD, served as Coprincipal Investigators of the DAWN trial. In May, the company announced the presentation of the ... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/13/dawn-trial-results-published-for-strykers-trevo-retriever Medtronic's VenaSeal Closure System Receives New CPT Codes http://evtoday.com/2017/11/13/medtronics-venaseal-closure-system-receives-new-cpt-codes November 13, 2017 -- Medtronic has advised that their VenaSeal closure system received a favorable new CPT code as a level 4 vascular procedure as part of the calendar year 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems final rules issued by th... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/13/medtronics-venaseal-closure-system-receives-new-cpt-codes FDA Humanitarian Device Exemption Approved for Stryker's Neuroform Atlas to Treat Wide-Neck Intracranial Aneurysms http://evtoday.com/2017/11/09/fda-humanitarian-device-exemption-approved-for-strykers-neuroform-atlas-to-treat-wide-neck-intracranial-aneurysms November 9, 2017 -- Stryker Corporation announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's Neuroform Atlas stent system for marketing under a humanitarian device exemption, allowing the immediate commencement of commercialization efforts in the United States. According Stryker, the nitinol ... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/09/fda-humanitarian-device-exemption-approved-for-strykers-neuroform-atlas-to-treat-wide-neck-intracranial-aneurysms Panel on the Role of Interventional Radiology in Trauma Cases Held on Capitol Hill http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/panel-on-the-role-of-interventional-radiology-in-trauma-cases-held-on-capitol-hill November 8, 2017 -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) held a panel discussion in conjunction with United States Representative Mia Love (R-UT) on the role of interventional radiologists, including the use of imaging guidance and the minimally invasive procedures they perform, as part of trauma teams responding t... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/panel-on-the-role-of-interventional-radiology-in-trauma-cases-held-on-capitol-hill Study Evaluates Relation of Cerebral Occlusion Sites to Endovascular Treatment Outcomes http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/study-evaluates-relation-of-cerebral-occlusion-sites-to-endovascular-treatment-outcomes November 8, 2017 -- Findings from an analysis of the chances of a good outcome in the treatment of cerebral occlusion with respect to the distance to thrombus (DT) in patients treated endovascularly versus intravenously were recently published by Benjamin Friedrich, MD, et al online ahead of print in CardioVascular and Inte... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/study-evaluates-relation-of-cerebral-occlusion-sites-to-endovascular-treatment-outcomes Network Meta-Analysis Evaluates Endovascular Interventions for Femoropopliteal Disease http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/network-meta-analysis-evaluates-endovascular-interventions-for-femoropopliteal-disease November 8, 2017 -- Findings from a study using network meta-analysis (NMA) to determine the optimal endovascular strategy for managing femoropopliteal peripheral artery disease was published online ahead of print by Michael R. Jaff, DO, et al in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). According to the i... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/network-meta-analysis-evaluates-endovascular-interventions-for-femoropopliteal-disease Results Published From Cook Medical's Zilver PTX Japan Postmarket Surveillance Study http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/results-published-from-cook-medicals-zilver-ptx-japan-postmarket-surveillance-study November 8, 2017 -- Results from the Zilver PTX Japan postmarket surveillance study of the Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting stent (Cook Medical) were published by Stefano Cipollari, MD, et al online in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). The study aimed to evaluate 2-year results of the Zilver PTX for f... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://evtoday.com/2017/11/08/results-published-from-cook-medicals-zilver-ptx-japan-postmarket-surveillance-study