Results Published From SAVE-US IDE Study of Bluegrass Vascular’s Surfacer System
July 16, 2020—Bluegrass Vascular Technologies announced that the results of its prospective, multicenter SAVE-US study were published online by Principal Investigator Mahmood Razavi, MD, et al in The Journal of Vascular Access.
LeMaitre Vascular Acquires Artegraft
June 22, 2020—LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Artegraft, Inc. Artegraft processes and sells biologic vascular grafts derived from bovine carotid arteries that are implanted primarily in hemodialysis access patients.
Infinity Angioplasty Balloon Catheter Receives 510(k) Clearance
June 16, 2020—Infinity Angioplasty Balloon Co., LLC announced that the FDA has cleared the Infinity angioplasty balloon catheter for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty treatment of peripheral arterial disease in the peripheral vasculature, including iliac, femoral, popliteal, and infrapopliteal arteries, and for the treatment of arteriovenous dialysis fistulas.
Economic Analyses Assess Medtronic's In.Pact AV DCB Versus PTA
June 13, 2020—An analysis assessing the economic impact of using the company's In.Pact AV drug-coated balloon (DCB) versus percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in the United States healthcare system was presented by Robert Lookstein, MD, at SIR 2020 Virtual, the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2020 annual scientific meeting held online June 13–14.
Laminate Medical’s VasQ External Support Granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation
June 7, 2020—Laminate Medical announced that the company’s VasQ external support for the creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in hemodialysis patients has been granted Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA.
FDA Clears Transit Scientific’s XO Score Angioplasty Scoring and Cutting Platform
June 4, 2020—Transit Scientific announced FDA clearance for the XO Score percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) scoring sheath platform for use in iliac, iliofemoral, popliteal, infrapopliteal, and renal artery disease plus synthetic and/or native arteriovenous hemodialysis fistula.
Enrollment Begins in the SAVE Global Study of MedAlliance's Selution SLR for AV Fistula
April 14, 2020—MedAlliance announced enrollment of the first patient in the SAVE study evaluating the use of the Selution SLR sirolimus-eluting balloon for dysfunctional arteriovenous (AV) access treatment indications.
ASDIN and VASA Issue Statement on Maintaining Lifelines for ESKD Patients
March 24, 2020—The American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) and the Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA) issued a joint statement, "Maintaining Lifelines for End-Stage Kidney Disease (EKSD) Patients" to address challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Kidney Foundation Urges HHS to Allow Transplant Surgeries and Dialysis Procedures During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 19, 2020—The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced in a letter, available online, to Secretary Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services that the NKF is urging the Trump Administration to distinguish which procedures are truly elective and nonessential from procedures that have immediate, significant, and life-long benefits for patients—like organ recovery and kidney transplant as well as dialysis access procedures.
Fist Assist Device Approved and Launched in Europe
February 21, 2020—Fist Assist Devices, LLC, announced CE Mark approval for its wearable Fist Assist intermittent compression device to increase vein diameter before fistula placement and to assist in fistula vein dilation for hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease patients.
Roundtable Discussion: AV Use of Covered Stents: Dos and Don’ts
Experts share their tips on when, how, or if to deploy covered stents in the setting of arteriovenous grafts and/or fistulas.
With Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR, FAHA, FACR, FCIRSE; Theodore F. Saad, MD; Haimanot (Monnie) Wasse, MD, MPH, FASN, FASDIN
Roundtable Discussion: Percutaneous AV Fistulae: What to Expect in the Learning Curve
Perspectives on patient candidacy, technical challenges and follow-up protocols, considerations for cannulation, and steps for handling inadequate flow.
With Bart Dolmatch, MD; Alexandros Mallios, MD; Neghae Mawla, MD; Tobias Steinke, MD; and Allison Tan, MD
US Device Guide
This Device Guides offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the available vascular interventional devices in the United States.
European Device Guide
This Device Guides offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the available vascular interventional devices in Europe.