Cook Medical Launches Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent in the United States
November 20, 2020—Cook Medical announced that the Zilver Vena venous self-expanding stent is commercially available to physicians in the United States for the treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction.
First Coast and Novitas Finalize LCD Medicare Policies for Varicose Veins and Venous Stenting
November 17, 2020—The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) announced that two Medicare Administrative Contractors, which administer Medicare for approximately a third of the United States, have finalized their Local Coverage Determination (LCD) policies for varicose veins and endovenous stenting, effective December 27, 2020.
Interim 30-Day Data Presented From FLASH Registry of Inari’s FlowTriever System
November 13, 2020—Inari Medical, Inc. announced that 30-day follow-up results of the first patients enrolled in the FLASH study were presented by National Principal Investigator Catalin Toma, MD, at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020 held as a virtual meeting on November 13-17.
RAPID Registry Evaluates Thromboaspiration With AngioDynamics’ AngioVac System
November 12, 2020—AngioDynamics, Inc. announced that the safety and efficacy results from the Registry of AngioVac System Procedures In Detail (RAPID) database, which was designed to evaluate the patterns of use, safety, and efficacy of the AngioVac system in the bulk removal of undesirable intravascular material were presented by principal investigator John Moriarty, MD.
Penumbra Partners With RapidAI on Pulmonary Embolism Triage and Decision-Making
November 10, 2020—Penumbra, Inc. has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence company RapidAI aimed at enabling faster clinical decision-making for pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis and procedures. Penumbra says the companies will work together to develop clinical and communications modules for PE with a goal of streamlining triage and decision-making by processing CT scans and delivering them to physicians.
6-Month Data Presented From FIH Study of Surmodics’ Avess AV Fistula DCB
November 9, 2020—Surmodics, Inc. announced that 6-month data from the AVESS first-in-human study of the company’s Avess arteriovenous (AV) fistula drug-coated balloon (DCB) was shared at VIVA 2020, the Vascular InterVentional Advances annual meeting held as a virtual congress November 6-8, 2020.
SUNSET sPE Trial Compares Standard Versus Ultrasound-Assisted Thrombolysis to Treat Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
November 6, 2020—The multicenter, randomized SUNSET sPE trial investigated ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) compared with standard catheter-direct thrombolysis (SCDT) in treating submassive pulmonary embolism (sPE).
Cook's Zilver Vena Venous Stent Supported by 12-Month VIVO Study Results
November 6, 2020—Results from the VIVO clinical study supporting the safety and effectiveness of the Zilver Vena venous stent (Cook Medical) for the treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction were presented by Anthony Comerota, MD.
PERT Consortium Quality Database Reaches 4,000-Patient Milestone
October 20, 2020—The PERT Consortium of pulmonary embolism (PE) response teams announced that its quality database has recorded more than 4,000 unique patients at sites across the United States that are entering data into the registry.
FLASH Registry Evaluates Inari Medical’s FlowTriever for Thrombectomy in PE Patients
October 19, 2020—Inari Medical, Inc. announced interim results from the first 230 patients enrolled in its FLASH study from a real-world pulmonary embolism (PE) population, including high- and intermediate-risk patients enrolled at 19 sites in the United States.
WaveClear Raises Funding for Development of CaviClear Ultrasound-Generated Cavitation System
October 13, 2020—WaveClear, Inc., a medical device start-up developing therapeutic ultrasound technologies to treat vascular diseases, announced the closing of funding that will be used to further develop the company’s CaviClear endovascular system, a minimally invasive ultrasound-generated cavitation device for a broad range of endovascular applications.
American Venous Forum Petitions CMS on Proposed 2021 Reimbursement Changes
October 7, 2020—The American Venous Forum (AVF) announced that the AVF Health Policy Committee has submitted comment letters to the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to address several significant regulatory issues.
Philips Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance and Launch of QuickClear Mechanical Thrombectomy System
September 24, 2020—Royal Philips announced the FDA 510(k) clearance and launch of their QuickClear mechanical thrombectomy system, a compact, single-use system that provides physicians an all-in-one aspiration pump and catheter for the removal of blood clots from the vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems.
AOTI’s Topical Wound Oxygen Product Line Expanded for Treating Larger Limbs
September 16, 2020—Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Inc. (AOTI) announced an expansion of its multimodality Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy product family with the addition of a new larger-extremity chamber for the treatment of nonhealing chronic wounds in patients with peripheral vascular disease.
Sponsored by Inari Medical
Reversing the Death Spiral: FlowTriever Thrombectomy for High-Risk PE
A panel of experts shares their high-risk PE treatment strategies and an update on the FLAME study, plus case reports of FlowTriever thrombectomy use in high-risk patients after cardiac arrest.
With James Horowitz, MD, FACC; Mitchell J. Silver, DO, FACC, FSVM, RPVI; Catalin Toma, MD; Pavan Khanna, MD; Mitchell Weinberg, MD; and Andrew Galmer, DO
Sponsored by The PERT Consortium®
July 2020 Supplement
New Insights Into the Mechanisms of Thrombosis Formation: A Focus on Inflammation
A discussion of the genetic mechanisms, role of intermediary metabolism, complex relationship between inflammation and thrombosis, and future targets for thrombus resolution.
By Scott J. Cameron, MD, PhD, and Victor F. Tapson, MD
CEAP 2020: Understanding and Applying the Updated Chronic Venous Disease Classifications
Dr. Teresa Carman interviews Dr. Fedor Lurie to explore the processes by which the 2020 CEAP classification revisions were arrived upon and gain insights into their application.
With Teresa Carman, MD, and Fedor Lurie, MD
Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
Rethinking Thrombus Removal With the Indigo System: Introducing Lightning Intelligent Aspiration
With Frank R. Arko III, MD; Patrick E. Muck, MD, RVT, FACS; Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSIR, FSVM; Robert Lookstein, MD, MHCDL, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM; Michael S. Rosenberg, MD, FSIR, FACR; Eric Moldestad, MD; Gianmarco de Donato, MD; Thomas S. Maldonado, MD; and D. Chris Metzger, MD
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