JVS Study Compares Long-Term Outcomes of EVAR and Open Repair to Treat rAAA
June 2, 2020—Findings from a population-based cohort study that sought to determine the long-term outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) versus open surgical repair (OSR) for the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) were published by Konrad Salata, MD, et al in Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS; 2020;71:1867-1878.e8).
Increased Mortality Associated With EVAR for Ruptured AAA in Hostile Aortic Anatomy
May 27, 2020—Findings from an investigation of the effect of hostile aortic anatomy on the outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) were published by Nikolaos Kontopodis, MD, et al in May issue of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;59:717–728).
SCAI Issues Device Selection Guidelines for Aortoiliac Arterial Interventions
May 14, 2020—Guidelines from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) that provide a comprehensive review of comparative effectiveness data for devices used in aortoiliac arterial interventions have been published by Dmitriy N. Feldman MD, et al in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. The guidelines were presented during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference held online May 14–16.
First Clinical Case Performed With Centerline Biomedical IOPS Navigation System
May 4, 2020—Centerline Biomedical, Inc., a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company focused on surgical navigation technology, has announced the completion of the first in a series of clinical cases in the United States in a limited launch of the company’s endovascular IOPS intraoperative positioning system platform.
Medtronic’s Endurant Stent Graft Evaluated in Real-World Experience Treating 180 Patients With AAA
April 24, 2020—Findings from a large, single–vascular unit experience using the Endurant stent graft (Medtronic) in consecutive patients treated between August 2008 and March 2019 were recently published online by Glen L. Benveniste, MBBS, et al in Annals of Vascular Surgery.
American College of Surgeons Releases Clinical Guidance for Elective Surgical Case Triage During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced continued guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for care of critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Provides Guidelines for Managing Treatment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
March 20, 2020—Professor Chris Imray, MD, President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, announced guidelines from the society to address the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus as it impacts patients and the particular challenges for health care workers.
NICE AAA Guidance Published: EVAR Options Preserved, But Controversy Continues
March 19, 2020—After nearly 2 years of discussion and debate regarding its draft guidance for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diagnosis and management, the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its AAA guideline.
Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis Findings Favor EVAR Versus Open Repair for Ruptured AAA
March 18, 2020—Nikolaos Kontopodis, MD, et al published findings from a meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair outcomes for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;59:399–410).
CryoLife’s E-vita Open Neo Hybrid Stent Graft Approved in Europe
March 4, 2020—CryoLife, Inc. announced that it has received European CE Mark approval for the E-vita Open Neo, a hybrid stent graft system for the treatment of aortic arch disease, including both aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections.
Japanese Study Supports EVAR for Ruptured AAA in Octogenarian Patients With Suitable Anatomy
February 18, 2020—Findings from a nationwide, registry-based Japanese study of the impact of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on the outcomes of octogenarians with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) were published by Tetsuo Yamaguchi, MD, et al in European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES; 2020;59:219–225).
Study of VQI Data Compares Long-term Outcomes of EVAR and Open Repair for Ruptured AAA
January 23, 2020—A study of data from the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) registry evaluated the short- and long-term outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open surgical aneurysm repair (OAR) for ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs).
Vascular Medicine Consult Registry Launched for the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative
January 15, 2020—The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced the introduction of the Vascular Medicine Consult (VMC) registry for the VQI—a collaboration of the SVS Patient Safety Organization (PSO), the Society for Vascular Medicine, and AHA.
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