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BD announces 510(k) clearance of expanded indications for the Rotarex atherectomy system

BD recently announced it has received 510(k) clearance for expanded indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Rotarex atherectomy system. The...

BD announces enrolment in postmarket studies of the WavelinQ endoAVF system

BD announced today that enrolment has begun and the first patients have been treated in the postmarket surveillance study, CONNECT-AV. CONNECT-AV is a prospective, single-arm,...

Endologix receives CE mark for Alto abdominal stent graft system

Endologix recently announced that it has received a CE mark for the Alto abdominal stent graft system. “We are very excited to receive a CE...

BD announces launch of Halo One thin-walled guiding sheath

BD has announced the launch of the Halo One thin-walled guiding sheath, designed to perform as both a guiding sheath and an introducer sheath,...
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Straub Medical acquired by BD

Straub Medical has approved a full acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). The acquisition was completed on 20 April 2020. Straub Medical manufactures,...

LINC 2020: BD announces long-term safety data for BTK drug-coated balloon

Today at the 2020 Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC; 28–31 January, Leipzig, Germany), BD announced that interim findings from the Lutonix below-the-knee (BTK) investigational...

BD announces publication of drug-coated balloon safety data for femoropopliteal PAD

BD has announced the publication of a company-initiated, independent analysis of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) femoropopliteal clinical programme in the Journal of...
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FDA notifies BD that Lutonix paclitaxel balloon PMA application for below the knee “not...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have denied BD premarket approval (PMA) for the company’s Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) in the treatment of...

Medtronic and BD respond to FDA circulatory system devices panel

Both Medtronic and BD have released statements in response to the FDA circulatory system devices panel held last week (19–20 June, Washington, DC, USA)....
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BD receives FDA approval for expansion to drug-coated balloon product line

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved expanded sizes of the Lutonix 018 drug-coated balloon (DCB) to treat long superficial femoral artery...

BD announces launch of UltraScore 014 Focused Force PTA Balloon

BD has announced the launch of their UltraScore 014 Focused Force percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) Balloon. This marks the first scoring balloon with sheath...

BD receives US FDA Approval for Venovo venous stent

BD has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval for the Venovo venous stent, the first stent indicated...

BD receives FDA 510(k) clearance of WavelinQ 4F endoAVF system

BD has announced the 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the WavelinQ 4F endoAVF system earlier this month. The endoAVF...
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BD’s Lutonix 018 DCB approved by FDA to treat SFA disease

The FDA has granted approval for BD’s 0.018-inch guidewire-compatible Lutonix 018 drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of long superficial femoral artery lesions in...

New clinical practice guidelines for management of abdominal aorto-iliac artery aneurysm: What is new...

The first European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) guideline on treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), published in the European Journal of Vascular and...

BD acquires TVA Medical, makers of everlinQ endoAVF System

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced it has completed the acquisition of TVA Medical, a company that develops minimally invasive vascular access solutions...

BD announces completion of enrolment in Lutonix 014 DCB below-the-knee trial

Enrolment is complete in the Lutonix below-the-knee trial with BD planning to submit a pre-market approval application to the US Food and Drug Administration...

Merit to acquire BD’s biopsy and drainage assets for US$100 million

Merit Medical has announced signing an asset purchase agreement with BD (Becton, Dickinson and company) to acquire certain assets which BD proposes to sell...
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EU Mergers Commission approves acquisition of Bard by BD

The European Commission, under the EU Merger Regulation, has approved the acquisition of Bard by BD, subject to conditions. Both US-based companies supply medical...
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BD to acquire Bard for US$24 billion

BD (Becton, Dickinson and company) has definitively agreed to acquire Bard for US$317 per common share in cash and stock, for a total consideration...

UK Medical announces ‘strategic buy out’ from BD

A Sheffield healthcare company has announced a strategic ‘buy out’ from its parent company, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a deal which will see...

Endovascular denervation of the coeliac or hypogastric arteries to manage refractory abdominal cancer pain

Cancer pain matters and it is likely to matter even more in the coming years. Treatment advances have increased life expectancy for cancer patients,...

First patients treated with Endologix’s Ovation Alto abdominal stent graft system

The first use of Endologix’s Ovation Alto abdominal stent graft system has been reported in two patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The patients...

First implant completed in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm clinical study

The first US implant of the Gore Excluder thoracoabdominal branch endoprosthesis has taken place during a clinical study of the treatment of aortic aneurysms...

Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm is safe and helps patients recover faster

In order to evaluate long-term outcomes of the durability of EVAR, researchers examined US Medicare data from 2001‰ÛÒ2008 involving nearly 80,000 patients who had undergone elective repair of AAA. Half of the patients had open procedures, and half had EVAR.
Interventional News for specialists

Endurant abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft shows sustained durability in complex patients

Analysis of the Engage registry found similarly strong outcomes with the Endurant abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft in endovascular treatment in short and standard neck lengths.

Bolton Medical receives the CE mark for the Treovance abdominal stent graft with Navitel...

Bolton Medical‰Ûªs Treovance device has received the CE mark and will be launched internationally for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with a proximal neck length of up to 10mm.
Interventional News for specialists

ADVANCE completes patient enrolment to study the Treovance abdominal stent-graft

Physicians at five hospitals across Europe have enrolled 30 patients to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Treovance abdominal stent-graft (Bolton Medical) with Navitel delivery system for use in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Interventional News for specialists

Gene discovery paves way for new methods to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms

An international team led by Matt Bown, vascular surgeon, University of Leicester, identified for the first time a single gene that is linked to the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).
Interventional News for specialists

FDA clears iliac leg graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Zenith Spiral-Z AAA Iliac Leg Graft (Cook Medical) is indicated for use in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms that require graft support in the iliac artery.
Interventional News for specialists

Gore DrySeal Sheath used in first patient to aid in minimally invasive treatment of...

Revolutionary device delivers consistent performance, better control, and minimised blood loss during endovascular procedure
Interventional News for specialists

National differences in abdominal aortic aneurysms treatment reported

Document containing demographics, treatment modes and outcomes of more than 84,000 from ten countries who underwent treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms or carotid reconstruction was released at the ESVS 2008 meeting.
Interventional News for specialists

National differences in abdominal aortic aneurysms treatment reported

Document containing demographics, treatment modes and outcomes of more than 84,000 from ten countries who underwent treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms or carotid reconstruction was released at the ESVS 2008 meeting.

Sanford invents Breakthrough Device for vascular disease

An investigational device invented at Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, USA) that helps high-risk vascular disease patients has been granted a Breakthrough Device designation by...
Interventional News for specialists

Phase 1 clinical trial of pembrolizumab immunotherapy plus cryoablation for inoperable mesothelioma underway

A phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with inoperable mesothelioma, with both pembrolizumab immunotherapy and cryoablation, has begun in New Jersey...

Maureen Kohi

“I strongly believe that you cannot be what you cannot see. If you want more women or under-represented minorities (URMs) to enter the field...

Treating the dysfunctional vascular access: The expert’s low-pressure, low-dose approach

NOTE: This advertorial is ONLY available in selected countries and geographies This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is intended for readers in the EMEA region...

The WavelinQ™ EndoAVF System takes an innovative approach in creating endovascular AV fistulas for...

This advertorial is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is intended for readers in the EMEA...

Why Rotarex is my first choice treatment in patients with bypass failure and CLTI:...

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies  Bruno Migliara (Peschiera del Garda, Italy) talks to Vascular News about the reasons...

Five-year ACST-2 results: Carotid artery surgery and stenting have similar long-term effects on stroke

Carotid artery surgery and stenting have comparable long-term effects on fatal or disabling stroke in asymptomatic patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. That is...

First patient enrolled in Shape Memory Medical’s AAA-SHAPE Netherlands study

Shape Memory Medical has announced the initiation of AAA-SHAPE Netherlands, the company’s prospective, multicentre early feasibility study of the Impede-FX RapidFill device when used...

Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories of July 2021

July’s top 10 features a video interview with Jonathan G Moss (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow, UK), chief investigator of the CAVA...

AI partnership seeks to boost care coordination and patient triage for PE and aortic...

Viz.ai has partnered with Avicenna.AI in an effort to enable intelligent care coordination and improve patient triage of patients suffering from pulmonary embolism (PE)...

Endologix receives FDA Breakthrough Device designation for ChEVAS system

Endologix today announced the company’s ChEVAS (chimney endovascular aneurysm sealing) system has been granted a Breakthrough Device designation from the US Food and Drug...
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HEPAR Primary study demonstrates safety of 166Ho-radioembolization in HCC, lays foundation for individualised cancer...

This article is sponsored by Terumo Interventional Systems. Holmium-166 (166Ho) radioembolization is a safe treatment option for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), show results from...
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The road to PAE in the AUA guidelines

There are substantial differences amongst guideline recommendations regarding the use of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic...

Case report: Recanalisation of a long SFA occlusion with Ultrascore™ Focused Force PTA Balloon...

This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is intended for healthcare professionals in Europe only. “Improving vessel compliance with focused force longitudinal plaque fracture seems to be...

Philips announces positive two-year data from TOBA II BTK clinical trial

Royal Philips recently announced positive two-year results from the TOBA (Tack optimised balloon angioplasty) II below-the-knee (BTK) clinical trial. The data show the Philips...

Why histotripsy may be the next leap forward in ablative therapy

 Histotripsy, which was invented at the University of Michigan, uses pulsed sound waves to destroy tissue. It is a non-invasive and non-thermal mechanism that...
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More mixed results for DCBs in AV access maintenance as evidence mounts

Additional randomised controlled data regarding the effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in maintaining arteriovenous (AV) access offers new evidence, but it is freighted with...
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Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories for April 2021

Three of our top 10 stories of April 2021 highlight new data and ideas presented at this year's Charing Cross (CX) Symposium, Digital Edition...
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Bifurcated T-stent reconstruction is safe and effective treatment for HVOO in orthotopic liver transplant...

A study has found that bifurcated T-stent reconstruction offers a safe and effective treatment option for hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOO) with anastomotic stenoses...

“Radiation will be a thing of the past”: FORS in the spotlight at CX...

Opening the Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition (19–22 April, online), experts deliberated crucial controversies in the abdominal aortic space. Discussion emphasised the potential...

CX audience supports call to change agency recommendations regarding paclitaxel use in peripheral interventions

Addressing representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) directly, Thomas Zeller (Bad Krozingen,...

Endologix announces acquisition of PQ Bypass

Endologix recently announced it has completed the acquisition of PQ Bypass, a medical technology company pioneering a first-of-its-kind technology that addresses an unmet need...

Trialists’ insights on the 2-year results from the COMPARE trial

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies  Sabine Steiner (Leipzig, Germany) sits down with Michael Jaff, the CMO...
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Adept Medical launches an MR safe overhead arm support

Adept Medical first launched its overhead arm support in March 2019, and, following discussions with imaging professionals, is today launching a new, updated version...

LimFlow receives Japan PMDA approval for clinical study of minimally-invasive technology

LimFlow announced today that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has approved its Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) for the Japanese cohort of...
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Prior ablation therapy predictor of increased Y-90 uptake: The road to personalised dosimetry at...

Delineating the path towards personalised dosimetry in order to “maximise response to therapy”, David McNiel (University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, USA) presented clinical...

Case report: Complex endovascular treatment for an iliac artery occlusion using the LifeStream™ balloon-expandable...

This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is only available in selected countries and geographies. Martin Schroeder—a vascular surgery specialist at the Ruhr University Bochum Marienhospital...
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Call for IR clinic patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine: New petition launches

Former Editor of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) Ziv Haskal (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA) has started a petition calling for...
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Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories for February 2021

Our top 10 stories of February 2021: a success story for interventional oncology as intra-arterial delivery of chemotherapeutic agents is shown to improve survival,...
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IO solutions for patients with brain tumours: Intra-arterial delivery of chemotherapeutic agents improves survival

The use of intra-arterial delivery for the treatment of malignant brain tumours is safe and provides clinical benefits in terms of survival when used...

FDA advisory panel recommends against premarket approval of Lutonix 014 DCB for BTK use

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has recommended against premarket approval of BD’s Lutonix 014 drug-coated balloon (DCB) for use in...

CONSEQUENT study shows low mortality and TLR rates in PAD patients at 12 months

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies Ralf Langhoff (Berlin, Germany) talks to Vascular News about the 12-month...

CLEAN3 trial outlines potential new best practices for peripheral IV catheters

BD today announced that new clinical data have found robust evidence that using a vascular care solution can help improve outcomes for patients requiring...

LINC 2021 first time data releases in arteriovenous access: Positive results for IN.PACT AV...

New data presented for the first time at LINC 2021 (The Leipzig Interventional Course; 25–29 January, online) are positive for the IN.PACT AV drug-coated...

24-month AVeNEW data show significantly better target lesion patency of Covera™ Vascular Covered Stent...

Bart Dolmatch (Portola Valley, USA) talks to Vascular News about some of the key data highlights from the 24-month AVeNEW trial, which compared the safety and efficacy...

First-in-human study demonstrates “feasibility and potential” of FORS technology

Based on the findings of their first-in-human feasibility study, Joost van Herwaarden (Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands) and colleagues write in the...

Liquid biopsy and whole-body MRI: A crossing of paths

A combination of liquid biopsy and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) could revolutionise cancer diagnostics and monitoring, write Bruno Damascelli, Vladimira Tichà, Gianluigi Patelli,...
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PAVE trial finds “no evidence of a benefit” from paclitaxel-coated balloons in preserving AV...

There is no evidence of a benefit from additional paclitaxel-coated balloon use compared to standard balloon angioplasty alone in the context of preserving arteriovenous...
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Robert Morgan awarded Gold Medal at BSIR annual meeting: “A great mentor and teacher”

Robert Morgan (St George’s Hospital NH Foundation Trust, London, UK) was awarded the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Gold Medal for distinguished service...

Adam Hatzidakis

The first person to perform a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure (TIPS) in Greece, Adam Hatzidakis discusses his career-long love affair with the hepato-biliary-pancreatic...
Interventional News for specialists

First patient recruited into a study to obtain the indication for a bridging stent...

The first patient has been recruited into a trial investigating the BeGraft peripheral plus stent graft system (Bentley InnoMed) as a dedicated bridging stent...
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Ellipsys system offers greater patient eligibility and reduced time to dialysis, study finds

Two devices for creating minimally invasive dialysis access—the Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical) and the WavelinQ 4F system (BD)—demonstrated high rates of technical...
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The value of IVUS in endovascular procedures

In this supplement: Paul Gagne explains how intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) can be used to guide the treatment of chronic venous disease, discussing the various...
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24-month AVeNEW study results: Covered stent angioplasty “statistically superior” to angioplasty alone in ESRD...

Against the backdrop of increasing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prevalence in the USA, Bart Dolmatch (Portola Valley, USA) presented the 24-month results of the...
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Inaugural CX Aortic Vienna to take place online

The inaugural CX Aortic Vienna meeting will be livestreamed 8–11 September 2020 to an international, online audience, and will include registrant participation, interaction, and...
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FEMME trial finds myomectomy improves quality of life more than UAE at two years

Results from a multicentre, randomised controlled trial—FEMME—published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) indicate that myomectomy shows superior fibroid-related quality of life at two...
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A decade of PAE data demonstrates the procedure’s safety and efficacy: “Its time is...

Ten-year data published in Radiology show that prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a safe and effective treatment for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),...

UK-first innovation could save lives of dialysis patients

Barts Health NHS Trust has performed a UK-first operation outside of trial setting that could reduce mortality and risks of infection in patients with...

RSNA grant enables the establishment of an IR service in Tanzania

“There is a general misconception that you cannot do interventional radiology (IR) in a resource limited setting,” says Fabian Laage Gaupp, IR resident at...

Early experience shows Caterpillar™ embolization device can be accurately deployed and can lead to...

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies Ripal Gandhi (Miami, USA) outlines his initial experiences with the Caterpillar™ Arterial Embolization Device (BD), a product, which he...

MHRA: Warning to be added to paclitaxel device IFUs in Europe

In a new field safety notice, the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) states that a warning and clinical summary section will...

Early AVeNEW trial results were “quite compelling”

 Throwback to the 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology annual scientific meeting when Interventional News interviewed Bart Dolmatch (Mountain View, USA) on the early results of the AVeNEW trial - the first Level One trial dedicated solely to assess the safety...
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Vascular access: Covera stent superior to plain balloon angioplasty in stenotic lesions

A covered stent provides significantly better target lesion primary patency than percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of stenotic lesions in the venous outflow of upper...
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Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumour ablation

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly,...

CX 2020 LIVE: Vascular Access session showcases new technologies, while debate on place of...

The CX 2020 LIVE Vascular Access Consensus session sparked global interest, with chair Nick Inston (Birmingham, UK) and moderator Domenico Valenti (London, UK) taking...

CX 2020 LIVE: Strong support for relining peripheral arteries and rivaroxaban use for widespread atherosclerosis 

In a series of Podium 1st presentations from world-class faculty, CX 2020 LIVE attendees heard the latest data on peripheral arterial disease management and an evaluation of different types of stents, including...

Real-world data with long-term follow-up confirm no increased mortality signal with paclitaxel-based devices

Data from an unselected, real-world cohort of 64,000 claimants of the German BARMER Health Insurance reveals no signal of increased long-term mortality when paclitaxel-based...
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CX 2020 LIVE: Charing Cross Symposium unveils live, interactive digital event

The Charing Cross (CX) Symposium, with its world-class faculty and unique focus on live audience participation, has announced the launch of a not-to-be missed...

Global vascular community addresses geographic disparity in pandemic impact and response, rescheduling electives, and...

Last week, the Charing Cross (CX) Symposium 2020 would have taken place in London, UK. To mark the occasion virtually, experts from across the...
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Micro-practices for burnout prevention and emotional wellness

“With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the demands and stresses on radiologists and physicians have increased dramatically. Even before this pandemic, the high prevalence of...

Novel screening strategy utilising WhatsApp is helping triage COVID-19 patients in Iran

Low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) has been an effective screening tool for COVID-19, writes Amir Davarpanah, outlining a novel screening and triage strategy successfully...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are heading to work in the face of increasing...
Interventional News for specialists

Caterpillar embolization devices gain FDA clearance

The Caterpillar and Caterpillar Micro arterial embolization devices (BD) have received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The Caterpillar devices utilise a novel dual...
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Independent analysis, with oncology input, re-examines DCB data after paclitaxel mortality signal

Kenneth Ouriel (New York, USA) talks to BLearning Peripheral at LINC 2020 (Leipzig Interventional Course; 28–31 January 2020, Leipzig, Germany) about a recent independent analysis to assess safety...

LINC 2020: Positive new data for AV access interventions released

New arteriovenous (AV) access results were presented at the 2020 Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC; 28–31 January, Leipzig, Germany), including data on percutaneous AV fistula...
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Hotly-contested meta-analysis suggests a higher risk of death or amputation at one year when...

A new meta-analysis, just published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), suggests significantly worse amputation-free survival at one year with the...

BIBA Briefings: FDA approval of IN.PACT AV is a boon for management of dysfunctional...

Last month (November), the FDA approved Medtronic’s paclitaxel-coated balloon IN.PACT AV for the management of failing arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). Approval for the device was based...
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With national regulatory approaches diverging, FDA urges “global consensus” at VIVA

Many regulatory jurisdictions are establishing different approaches for medical devices, Misti Malone, assistant director in the Office of Cardiovascular Devices at the US Food...
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Endovascular arteriovenous fistulas “key part of any dialysis programme”

Endovascular arteriovenous fistulas (endoAVF) platforms add additional fistula options for patients and physicians, argues Dheeraj Rajan (University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada,...
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International collaboration has fuelled a decade of development for IR in Myanmar

Collaboration, academic support, and hands-on training provided by the Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, have driven the small interventional radiology (IR) community of Myanmar to...
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A glimpse of the future: The next decade of interventional innovations

Interventional News speaks with Atul Gupta about the future of interventional radiology (IR). As a chief medical officer for Image-Guided Therapy, Philips, he enthuses...

Medtronic receives FDA breakthrough device designation for its Valiant Navion LSA branch thoracic stent...

Medtronic today announced it has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Valiant TAAA stent graft system...
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A thumbnail sketch of haemodialysis access: Past, present, and future in the USA

Bart Dolmatch gives an overview of the history of haemodialysis access in the USA, and balances the pros and cons of current access options....

FDA clears Artis icono family of angiography systems from Siemens Healthineers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Artis icono, a family of angiography systems from Siemens Healthineers that permit a range...

Learn more about the 24-month results of the Venovo Venous Stent VERNACULAR trial

 Michael Dake (Tucson, Arizona) presented the two-year data from the VERNACULAR trial at CIRSE 2019 on 8 September in Barcelona, Spain. Dake said: “The 24-month...
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Fair-Embo project maps interventional radiology services across the world

Speaking at the 2019 annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE; 7–10 September, Barcelona, Spain), Vincent Vidal (Marseille, France)...
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Updated VTE treatment guideline for patients with cancer revealed by ASCO

An updated guideline on the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer has been unveiled by the American Society of...
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Society of Interventional Oncology requests updates to NCCN guidelines to more strongly recommend ablation

The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) is working more closely within cooperative groups and taskforces, as well as amongst the guidelines commentariat, to provide...
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Interim results of a multicentre analysis support paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty

The interim results of a multicentre, European retrospective analysis investigating the use of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in symptomatic central venous stenosis (CVS) suggest that...

Call for prospective RCTs on left gastric artery embolization at GEST 2019

Clifford Weiss (Division of Interventional Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA) called for a prospective randomised controlled trial to investigate potential...

US FDA panel reviews paclitaxel device data: No recommendations issued

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened today and yesterday for a General Issues Panel Meeting on the late mortality safety signal associated...
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Holden and colleagues find no causal link between paclitaxel dose and all-cause mortality

The methodology underpinning the conclusion by Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) et al that there is a positive dose-response relationship between paclitaxel and mortality is...
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Holden et al find no causal link between paclitaxel dose and all-cause mortality

The methodology underpinning the conclusion by Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) et al that there is a positive dose-response relationship between paclitaxel and mortality is...
Christof M Sommer, Thilo Hackert and Götz M Richter discuss the renaissance of Lipiodol-based lymphangiography

The renaissance of Lipiodol in lymphangiography and lymphatic interventions—Advertorial

This article is sponsored by Guerbet. Christof M Sommer, Thilo Hackert and Götz M Richter discuss the renaissance of Lipiodol-based lymphangiography following a decline in...
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Endologix announces reinstatement of CE mark for its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system

Endologix recently announced that the EC Certificate of Conformity (CE mark) for the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system (Nellix system) has been reinstated by...
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FAIR-Embo hopes to spread safe, cheap embolization around the world

Vincent Vidal (Marseille, France) and colleagues have demonstrated the in vivo feasibility of arterial embolization with permanent and absorbable suture fragments, leading them to...

Endovascular options gain ground in creation of haemodialysis lifelines

Until recently, creation, maintenance and restoration of vascular access function was entirely performed by open surgical methods. However, it is becoming apparent that endovascular...
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SIRT approved for routine commissioning on the NHS

National Health Service (NHS) England have announced that selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 (Y-90) microspheres will now be routinely commissioned for NHS...
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Laura Findeiss

After coming across interventional radiology in a “fortunate accident”, the 2019–2020 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) president Laura Findeiss talks to Interventional News about...
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SIR 2019 Gold Medallists exemplify outstanding achievement in interventional radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honour, the SIR Gold Medal, to Alan H Matsumoto, Daniel Picus and James B Spies...
Interventional News for specialists

Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment

Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3D images from inside a patient’s blood vessels. New research presented...

Sirolimus has “a much wider” safety window and shows fewer local effects than paclitaxel

 Paclitaxel kills the cells in the artery wall; sirolimus simply stuns them. So says Peter Gaines (Sheffield, UK) at VLF 2019 while commenting on...
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Endovascular denervation may offer new approach to cancer pain relief

Endovascular denervation can improve pain in patients with abdominal cancer and may offer a new approach to palliative care, according to a study recently...
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Adept Medical launches the overhead arm support

The New Zealand-based Adept Medical has launched an overhead arm support designed to support the patient’s arms intraoperatively. The overhead arm support eliminates shoulder...
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US FDA continues to investigate paclitaxel devices in the leg

A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) late last year by Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) and colleagues, suggesting an...

CX 2019 to host first-ever aortic and peripheral virtual reality live cases

The Charing Cross International Symposium (CX) continues its three-year cycle of raising vascular and endovascular controversies in order to challenge the available evidence and...

“IR education and science have no borders”: APSCVIR 2019 meeting round-up

The 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) took place in Bali, Indonesia earlier this year...
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Atherectomy included in pivotal study of QT Vascular’s Chocolate Touch DCB

The FDA has granted approval to include the use of atherectomy for lesion preparation in its ongoing US pivotal study of the Chocolate Touch...

ULTRASCORE scoring helps obtain luminal gain at low inflation pressure before Lutonix DCB use

 Dierk Scheinert (Leipzig, Germany) talks to Vascular News at LINC 2019 about the importance of vessel preparation with adjunctive therapies such as the use...

US FDA evaluating paclitaxel data, recommend patient surveillance

The impact of the 2018 meta-analysis of randomised paclitaxel-device trials, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association by Konstantinos Katsanos et al,...
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Paediatric IR is coming of age

Honoured as the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)/ British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) travelling professor for 2017–2018, Alex Barnacle delivered the Graham Plant...
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Rural communities have limited access to IR services in the USA

  The results of an American College of Radiology (ACR) survey find that small hospitals and rural communities experience greater difficulty recruiting and retaining interventional...
Interventional News for specialists

Revised safety analysis of Medtronic’s IN.PACT Admiral DCB published in JACC

Medtronic has issued the following statement regarding revised clinical study data: On 15 February, 2019, Medtronic issued a statement regarding a programming error in the...
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TOBA II BTK clinical trial completes enrolment

The Tack Optimised Balloon Angioplasty II below-the-knee (TOBA II BTK) clinical trial has successfully completed enrolment, ahead of schedule. This study, sponsored by Intact...
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Meta-analysis finds a higher risk of death in the long term when paclitaxel-coated devices...

New data, just published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), suggest that there is an increased risk of death at two...

Gastric embolization leads to loss of muscle as well as fat

Left gastric artery embolization leads to the loss of both fat and muscle, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of...
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COVERA Vascular Covered Stent for the treatment of venous anastomotic stenosis in dialysis access

This case report has been sponsored by BD. Panagiotis M Kitrou, consultant interventional radiologist, and Dimitrios Karnabatidis, professor of Interventional Radiology, both at Patras University...
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CASE REPORT: SFA-CTO Recanalization by using the novel 0.035″ ULTRASCORE Focused Force PTA Balloon...

This case report is sponsored by BD. Ralf Langhoff, chief, Angiology/Vascular Medicine, Sankt Gertrauden-Krankenhaus, Berlin, Germany, reports on a case in which his team used...

Lutonix BTK randomised trial meets safety and efficacy endpoints at six months

Six-month outcomes of a multicentre randomised controlled trial using the Lutonix 014 drug-coated balloon (BD; DCB) has demonstrated the DCB is safe to use...
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Physicians call for further work on IRE in pancreatic cancer

Further research into the use of percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of pancreatic cancer is essential, according to Govindarajan Narayanan, chief of...

Appropriate patient and device selection and multidisciplinary team discussion make for good long-term outcomes...

Raman Uberoi (Oxford, UK) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that offering any treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms, be it endovascular...
Lutonix

Interim results of the Lutonix drug-coated balloon in a complex patient cohort for below-the-knee...

This article is sponsored by BD. In a complex patient population with advanced, symptomatic below-the-knee peripheral artery disease, treatment with the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (BD)...
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Paclitaxel DCB no better than placebo to treat stenosis in patients with arteriovenous fistulae

In a study evaluating the efficacy of a drug-coated balloon (DCB) in inhibiting restenosis and ensuring long-term patency in patients with arteriovenous fistulae (AVF),...
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Covered stent provides greater patency than angioplasty alone in AV fistulae

The Covera vascular covered stent (BD) has a superior six-month primary patency rate than standard balloon angioplasty, with an equivalent safety at 30 days,...

Real-time imaging: Ultrasound detects a biodegradable embolic microsphere after prostatic artery embolization

Researchers report the use of ultrasound to detect embolization in real time for patients undergoing treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Richard Owen (University...

Lutonix Global AV Registry: DCB use prolongs time to reintervention in failing arteriovenous access

 Tobias Steinke (Dusseldorf, Germany) reported on the Lutonix Global arteriovenous (AV) Registry at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Lutonix Global AV Registry data add to...

Embolization for trauma should be performed only by highly trained and experienced interventionalists

Robert Morgan, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, discusses the role of interventional radiologists (IRs) in trauma embolization; and whether other...
Endometriosis

Novel technique to treat endometrial cysts is safe and effective

Catheter-based sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for endometrial cysts and could help preserve fertility in patients, according to a study published in...
PAE

US IDE trial finds embolization “safe and efficacious” for benign prostatic hyperplasia

A prospective US FDA-approved investigational device exemption (IDE) study has demonstrated significant improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia and...

Merit Medical named exclusive distributor of Q50 Plus

Merit Medical Systems has been named the exclusive global distributor of the Q50 Plus Stent Graft Balloon Catheter (QXMédical). The Q50 Plus is used...
Augmented reality

Augmented reality can lend you the “eyes of the first operator”

In February 2018, the first European case of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm was performed using a prototype device...

FDA updates advisory letter on device-related type III endoleak risks

An update to last year’s FDA letter, expressing concern over risk of type III endoleaks in relation to endovascular graft systems, now states that...

Explore how to enhance your ability to access challenging treatment sites

This content is for distribution within USA only. The Direxion™ Microcatheter, with its unique shaft design, offers you unrivaled torqueability for improved maneuverability. Further enhancing...

Gas embolotherapy generated microbubbles could provide vehicle for cutting off blood supply and delivering...

Recently, scientists have explored another version of embolization, called gas embolotherapy. During this process, the blood supply of cancerous tumours is cut off using...

Our guidewire design revolutionizes the ability to access even the most tortuous vascular beds

This content is for distribution within USA only. As you pursue new and innovative procedures within more complex anatomy, you need precision and control like...

Addressing the data deficit for drug-coated balloon use in dialysis access

The first 24-month data from the LUTONIX AV investigational device exemption trial were presented at the Charing Cross Symposium in April. These interim data...

Vascutek and Bolton Medical merge to become Terumo Aortic

Vascutek and Bolton Medical, subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan, have combined into a single, integrated business, Terumo Aortic.

Experience the Precision and Control

This content is for distribution within USA only. Embozene microspheres are precisely calibrated microspheres engineered for greater embolization control. Unique colored sizing allows for improved...

Vascutek and Bolton Medical merge to become Terumo Aortic

Vascutek and Bolton Medical, subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan, have combined into a single, integrated business, Terumo Aortic.

SIRT fails to extend survival in the SORAMIC study palliative cohort

  The SORAMIC study, presented at The International Liver Congress, shows that the addition of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) to sorafenib in patients with...

New products showcased at SIR 2018

There were several devices in the New Product Showcase at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, USA. Among these...

First data from AVeVA suggest Covera stent “safe and effective” at treating failing arteriovenous...

Early data from the prospective multicentre AVeVA study that employed a covered stent (Covera; Bard, now BD) to treat stenoses at the venous anastomosis...

FDA releases final rule on acceptance of data from clinical investigations for medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today issued the final rule on “human subject protection; acceptance of data from clinical investigations for medical...

Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan, consultant vascular and interventional radiologist, St George’s Hospital, London, chairman of the CIRSE EBIR committee and a deputy editor on CVIR, told Interventional News...

ENCHANT will evaluate ChEVAR technique with Endurant II/IIs stent graft system

The post-market, non-interventional, multicentre, non-randomised, single-arm study will enroll approximately 150 patients across 25 sites in Europe and Russia, and will evaluate the safety...

First patient enrolled in investigational study of Gore Excluder conformable endoprosthesis with Active Control...

W L Gore and Associates has announced the first implant of the Gore Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm endoprosthesis in the USA. The procedure...
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Matthew A Mauro

“One of the biggest challenges for interventional radiology in 2017 is that we are in desperate need of outcomes research that documents the value...

Rising Role of DCBs in AV Access

This educational supplement is only available in countries in Europe. This educational supplement captures the landscape behind the rising role of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in arteriovenous...

Randomised trial finds prostatic artery embolization “a real treatment alternative” to resection

Six-month results from a prospective, randomised, non-inferiority study presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE; 16–20 September, Copenhagen, Denmark) reveal...

Bob Abraham

Canada’s recent recognition as a subspecialty at the national level has helped to raise awareness amongst other disciplines, healthcare policymakers and hospital administrators. “We...

Case histories: A prostate artery embolization for my father

This is the story of bonding over a prostate artery embolization. Many times, as physicians we share a closeness with our patients, and form...

SIRT significantly better tolerated than sorafenib, but does not increase overall survival in hepatocellular...

The 459-patient randomised controlled SARAH study shows that local treatments of advanced or inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma with selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) did not...

Mirabilis announces European approval for non-invasive uterine fibroid treatment

Mirabilis has announced CE mark authorisation to market the Mirabilis System in the European Union. The system combines high-speed therapeutic ultrasound technology with an...

US study suggests fibroid embolization “vastly underutilised” compared with hysterectomy

A large US nationwide study shows that the uterine fibroid embolization is vastly underutilised, compared to hysterectomy—especially in rural and smaller hospitals. In fact, there...
Interventional News for specialists

Any non-adherence to instructions for use predicts graft-related adverse events in elective EVAR patients

by Christine Herman Frequently, instructions for use (IFU) parameters published by device manufacturers are not adhered to in order to increase patient candidacy for endovascular...

Gireesh Mukund Warawdekar

“Interventional radiology has always been characterised by its innovative spirit. We are now seeing progress with new procedures being developed to create percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae....

Gregory John Slater

"War (as in turf war) is an emotional word because, in wars, people get hurt. I believe we truly care about the patients we...

Prevention and management of complications of Y-90 therapy

Most complications related to Y-90 therapy may be prevented or mitigated with appropriate patient selection, careful pretreatment planning, meticulous procedural technique, and optimisation of...

Lymphatic embolization leads to successful treatment of plastic bronchitis in adults

Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In...

Terumo sets sight on Bolton to accelerate growth of vascular graft business

Terumo Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it has agreed to acquire Bolton Medical from its parent...

Percutaneous irreversible electroporation “acceptably safe” for pancreatic adenocarcinoma treatment

A study, published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology suggests that percutaneous image-guided irreversible electroporation of unresectable locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma is...

TEVAR’s dirty little secret

“There is no easy fix with current endovascular tools and strategies and a default realisation is that it is easier and more definitive to...

Emerging Treatment Strategies for Complex SFA Lesions

This educational supplement is only available in countries in Europe. This educational supplement highlights how the combination of directional atherectomy (DA) with drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty...

European launch of Altura expanded

Lombard Medical has announced that it has expanded the European launch of its new Altura endovascular stent graft system to The Netherlands and Spain....

CE mark granted to Gore Excluder conformable AAA prosthesis

Gore has received CE mark for its Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) device, a product designed for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms...

Immunoembolization for treatment of metastatic uveal melanoma

Immunoembolization was developed for the treatment of this disease in hopes of both providing local control for the hepatic metastases and delaying onset of...

CX acknowledges “huge debt” owed to endovascular pioneers affected by radiation

Since its introduction in the late 80s, endovascular therapy has become increasingly widespread and important. A mini-symposium held at the 2016 Charing Cross Symposium...

First patients treated with Endologix Nellix in Japan

Two patients in Japan have been treated with the Nellix endovascular sealing system (EVAS, Endologix) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). These first two cases were...

Gore Excluder iliac branch endoprosthesis granted FDA approval

The Gore Excluder iliac branch endoprosthesis has become the first off-the-shelf aortic branch to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a company release.

Life-threatening bowel ischaemia can often be treated by endovascular means

Acute mesenteric ischaemia can be successfully treated with endovascular therapy such as balloon angioplasty, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Risk factors for percutaneous radiological gastrostomy complications

Percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy is a classic interventional radiology procedure. As patient populations and preferences change, and as newer devices and approaches are established, it is essential for interventional radiologists to evolve individual and institutional conventions and adopt data-driven practices that minimise risks on a patient-tailored basis, writes Rahul Sheth.

Interventional radiology in trauma management

The role of interventional radiology in the management of severely traumatised patients began three to four decades ago with the embolization of the internal iliac arteries for massive pelvic bleeding. Over time, interventional radiology has progressively taken on a principal role in management of trauma patients, writes Jaime Tisnado.
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Vivasure granted CE mark for world’s first fully bioabsorbable percutaneous closure device for large-bore...

Vivasure Medical has been granted CE mark approval for its fully bioabsorbable percutaneous vascular closure device for large-bore femoral arteriotomies. According to Vivasure, this...
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AdvaMed, MITA & MDMA applaud congress for passage of the medical device tax suspension

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) have applauded the US...

Venous interventions achieving greater significance in the interventional world

Venous interventions, particularly stenting, thrombolysis and thrombectomy are achieving ever-greater significance in the interventional world, Gerard O‰ÛªSullivan, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Galway, Ireland, told Interventional News.
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Endologix and TriVascular announce merger

Endologix and TriVascular announced on 26 October that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Endologix and TriVascular will combine in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is valued at US$9.10 per TriVascular share, or a total of approximately US$211 million, based on Endologix‰Ûªs closing stock price of US$13.81 per share on 23 October 2015.

Using virtual reality to improve endovascular aneurysm repair

Gilles Soulez, MontrÌ©al, Canada, delivered the Andreas Gruentzig lecture at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe‰Ûªs annual meeting (26‰ÛÒ30 September, Lisbon, Portugal). ‰ÛÏWe need to change the way we look at abdominal aortic aneurysms,‰Û he urged.

Interventional radiology solutions for hydatic disease

Hydatid disease (cystic Echinococcus) caused by Echinococcus granulosus is an endemic disease and a significant public health problem in many parts of the world.

Philips launches on-demand ultrasound service in the UK

Philips has announced the launch of Ultrasound on Demand in the UK, an on-demand ultrasound solution which will go live on 1 June 2015.

Revolutionary focused ultrasound still needs to address limitations

Alessandro Napoli writes that therapeutic ultrasound still has some technological hurdles that need to be overcome, despite his success with the treatment over the past five years.

Lombard Medical presents positive data from Aorfix PYTHAGORAS PMA trial

Lombard Medical has released efficacy and safety data from the two-year follow up of the US PYTHAGORAS pre-marketing approval trial of Aorfix.

First patients in New Zealand treated with Aorfix

Lombard has announced the successful completion of the first two EVAR cases performed in New Zealand using Aorfix, an endovascular stent graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
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Largest reported series of mycotic aortic aneurysm treated with EVAR finds it a ‰ÛÏfavourable‰Û...

A retrospective analysis from Wales, UK, reported at CIRSE 2014, finds that although there are no randomised controlled trials comparing open and endovascular repair of mycotic aortic aneurysms in the thorax and abdomen, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in these patients is favourable.

Canada lags on adoption of interventional radiology

The findings from a report commissioned by the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) and carried out by the Millennium Research Group (MRG) indicate that Canada lags behind other industrialised countries in the G7 such as Europe, USA and Japan in the adoption of interventional radiology treatment.
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First clinical cases in USA with Magellan 6F robotic catheter announced

Hansen Medical has announced the successful completion of the first clinical procedures in the USA using the Magellan 6F robotic catheter. Alan Lumsden, treated two patients with the catheter at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, USA.

Changing views on absolute and relative contraindications to uterine artery embolization

With more research being carried out into uterine artery embolization, the procedure has been found to be far more widely applicable than previously thought and only a few relative and absolute contraindications to it remain, writes Paul NM Lohle.

Philips expands interventional oncology portfolio with EmboGuide to see, reach and treat tumour lesions

New live 3D image guidance tool enhances tumour embolization procedures on Philips’ interventional X-ray systems. Philips innovations detect more than twice as many tumour feeding...

TriVascular announces pricing of initial public offering

TriVascular, manufacturer of the Ovation Prime Abdominal Stent Graft System has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of US$12.00 per share.

“The introduction of angioplasty was the beginning of interventional radiology as we know it”

In the historic 50th anniversary year of the first angioplasty performed by Charles Dotter in 1964, Duncan Ettles, consultant Radiologist Hull and East Yorkshire...
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Radiation protection a “key theme” at ECR

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) saw the launch of the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, an initiative promoting appropriateness in medical imaging, maintaining doses within diagnostic reference levels and emphasising the as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principle.

Sealing is believing: How effective sealing could be key to successful EVAR

Thomas Nolte, vascular surgeon and director of Vascular Center, Herz und GefaíöÌÙzentrum, Bad Bevensen, Germany, recently commented on the importance of sealing in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Fully percutaneous EVAR obtains positive results in randomised controlled trial

Data from the PEVAR randomised trial have been published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and demonstrate a 94% procedural technical success for the totally percutaneous procedure.

Gore launches lower profile Gore Excluder components in Australia and New Zealand

WL Gore has announced the Australia and New Zealand launch of an expanded treatment range, including lower profile components for the Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Trivascular completes enrolment in the Ovation post-market registry

Trivascular has announced the completion of enrolment in the OVATION post-market registry, a 500-patient, 30-centre European study. The registry evaluates the safety and performance of the Ovation and Ovation Prime abdominal stent graft systems, with patient follow-up out to five years.

Francisco Cesar Carnevale

Francisco Cesar Carnevale tells Interventional News why prostatic artery embolization is an amazing procedure and why more needs to be done for paediatric interventional...

Fenestrated Anaconda achieves high procedural success in complex aneurysms

The Fenestrated Anaconda custom AAA Stent Graft System (Vascutek) achieves high procedural success in short-necked abdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms, according to results from UK and Dutch experiences presented at the VEITHsymposium in November.

First patient enrolled in the EVAS Forward global registry

The global registry is one of a number of clinical studies that make up the broader EVAS Forward clinical programme aimed at establishing clinical and economic evidence for endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS).

An EVAR revolution may have truly arrived

An endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) revolution may be here, Andrew Holden, associate professor of Radiology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, told delegates at the CIRSE annual meeting (14‰ÛÒ18 September, Barcelona, Spain).

Vascutek initiates voluntary recall of Anaconda

On 21 October, Vascutek issued a Field Safety Notice initiating a voluntary recall of the Anaconda Bifurcate Body Stent Graft System. An issue with a component of the device, the release wire in the delivery system, identified through Vascutek‰Ûªs post-market surveillance system, is currently being investigated.

Relay Plus Thoracic Stent Graft receives Japanese PMDA approval

On the 1 April 2013 Bolton Medical announced that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) had approved the Relay Thoracic Stent Graft with Plus Delivery System.

TACE procedure in Japan and Korea was favourable for overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma...

A study led by Masafumi Ikeda, National Cancer Center Hospita, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan, and published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology,...

Covidien completes patient enrolment in iliac stent clinical study series

VISIBILITY Iliac and DURABILITY Iliac studies are intended to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of balloon expandable and self-expanding stents in treating iliac arterial disease.

Benefits of computed tomography outweigh cancer risks in young adults

The underlying medical conditions facing young adults who undergo computed tomography (CT) exams represent a significantly greater health risk than that of radiation-induced cancer...

Pregnancy following uterine artery embolization is a viable option for women under 40 years...

Bruce McLucas said that women who desire future fertility could be considered for uterine artery embolization. He reported the outcomes of his patient cohort who became pregnant after the procedure.

FDA approval for new Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis components

Expanded treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms provide more patients with access to minimally invasive endovascular repair, according to a company release.

“Wait as long as you can to intervene”

At CIRSE Derrick Martin discussed different approaches, including interventional procedures, to managing pancreatic necrosis

IO-Central.org: The site for updates and discussions regarding interventional oncology

Daniel Brown, professor of Radiology, chair of the IO Central committee, describes the main features of IO-Central.org, a site designed to provide evidence-based content with real-time updates in interventional oncology.

Leaders in the field honoured at CIRSE

At the annual meeting of CIRSE, during an awards ceremony, the achievements of several world renowned interventional radiologists were recognised‰ÛÓincluding a new award that recognised excellence and innovation in interventional radiology

FDA clears 4Fr Nanopuncture Powerwand for vascular access

The 4Fr Nanopuncture Powerwand (Access Scientific) can be used both for the administration of fluids/medications and for withdrawing blood for diagnostic tests.

Gore receives CE mark for new sizes of Gore Excluder Endoprosthesis

The new 23mm and 27mm diameter sizes provide physicians with the ability to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms in a wider range of anatomies eligible for minimally invasive endovascular repair.

Luigi Solbiati

“Refusing an interventional oncology procedure if it is not clinically or technically indicated, or if it is exceedingly risky, should not be perceived as...

US PYTHAGORAS data shows Aorfix is promising for patients with extremely tortuous anatomy

Data suggest that Aorfix (Lombard) has the potential to provide a less invasive treatment option for abdominal aortic aneurysm patients with highly angulated neck anatomy.

SPACE trial points to combination therapy as the key

The SPACE trial captures the potential synergy between TACE with drug-eluting beads and sorafenib, writes Riccardo Lencioni, Pisa, Italy.
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FDA releases alert on potential dangers of unproven treatment for multiple sclerosis

On 10 May 2012, the FDA issued an alert to healthcare professionals and patients about injuries and death associated with the use of an experimental procedure using balloon angioplasty devices/stents to treat chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI).
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EVAR associated with lower mortality in ruptured aneurysm patients

Analysis of over 38,000 abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures presented at the SIR annual meeting shows EVAR results in fewer deaths and shorter hospital stay compared to open surgery.
Interventional News for specialists

Older patients with ruptured aneurysms more likely to get EVAR than open repair

A US-based comparison of the outcome parameters associated with endovascular repair (EVAR) and open repair in the emergency setting (for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm) from 2001‰ÛÒ2009 found that older patients with ruptured aneurysms were more likely to receive EVAR than open repair.
Interventional News for specialists

Renal denervation first in ‰ÛÏTop 10 Medical Innovations for 2012‰Û list

The Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovations Summit for cardiovascular technologies has identified the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012. Topping the list is catheter-based renal denervation to control resistant hypertension, followed by spiral CT scans for early detection of lung cancer.
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First HeliFX aortic securement system procedures completed successfully in the USA

The innovative helical anchor technology enables independent endograft fixation to the aorta, and is designed to mimic the hand suturing performed during open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Interventional News for specialists

Bioconvertible inferior vena cava filter could eliminate retrieval and complications

A first-in-man feasibility study demonstrated that the Novate inferior vena cava filter (Novate Medical) remained in its filtering configuration for a minimum of 60 days and no device-related problems or pulmonary embolism were reported. Data were presented by David Rosenthal, Atlanta, USA, at the VEITHsymposium in New York.

Anna Maria Belli

A former president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and current vice president of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe...
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NICE opens consultations on two medical devices set to benefit patients and the NHS

On 21 November, NICE, the healthcare guidance body, announced that it provisionally supports two innovative medical technology devices and has opened separate consultations on PleurX and the Pipeline Embolization Device.
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Aptus Endosystems appoints former CEO of Boston Scientific as new board member

James R Tobin served as president and CEO of Boston Scientific from March 1999 to July 2009 when the company‰Ûªs revenues grew from more than US$2 billion to over US$8 billion.
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USA: EVAR performed in an emergency setting showed steady rise

From 2001 to 2006, there was a steady and significant increase in the number of EVAR procedures performed for emergency admissions, Prasoon Mohan told delegates at the Society of Interventional Radiology‰Ûªs 36th Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA.

Riccardo Lencioni

As a former football referee, Riccardo Lencioni tells Interventional News readers how important it is to respect the rules —how important it is to...
Interventional News for specialists

Opinion: Management of postpartum haemorrhage

Ian Gillespie, consultant interventional radiologist, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK, explained to Interventional News how early involvement of interventional radiology should be considered before radical surgical intervention in the management of postpartum haemorrhage.
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Bolton Medical enrols first patient in the European ADVANCE clinical trial

The ADVANCE study assesses the safety and performance of the Treovance abdominal stent-graft in subjects with infrarenal aortic aneurysms.
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Pelvic arterial embolization for postpartum haemorrhage saves lives, preserves uterus

Eighty six per cent of 225 patients who underwent pelvic arterial embolization for primary postpartum haemorrahage showed positive results, according to Ji Hoon Shin, Seoul, South Korea.

Timothy P Murphy

The most interesting developments in interventional radiology at this moment are: the expanding role for interventional radiologists in acute stroke care, the opportunities afforded...
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Favorable clinical results of Nellix technology for EVAR

Initial results from the Nellix international multicentre clinical trial reported successful aneurysm exclusion in all patients, and no late aneurysm or device-related adverse events or secondary procedures.
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Terumo medical corporation announces first US patient implant in landmark pilot study simultaneously enrolling...

Terumo will evaluate the safety and efficacy of its MISAGO peripheral self-expanding stent system for use in the superficial femoral artery.
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Interventional radiologys role in extreme situations

At the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Kieran Murphy, co-ordinated a session on IR in extremis.
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Trends in embolisation

The turnout and enthusiasm displayed at GEST USA 2010 clearly showed that embolisation has come of age.
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Boston Scientific announces enrollment of first patient in benign stricture study of WallFlex biliary...

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical trial to evaluate its WallFlex biliary RX fully covered stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures
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Interventional radiologist slams European renal artery stenting trials

Thomas A Sos, a well-known interventional radiologist from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell, New York, USA, critiqued the STAR and ASTRAL trials at the recently held VEITHsymposium, in New York.
Interventional News for specialists

Medtronic introduces imaging service to enhance endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms

Medtronic has announced the introduction of an imaging and visualisation service for endovascular specialists who use the company‰Ûªs portfolio of stent grafts to treat aortic aneurysms.
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First device designed to preserve blood flow to iliac arteries during aneurysm repair receives...

Minimally invasive treatment for aortic disease is safe, effective alternative to open surgery
Interventional News for specialists

Society of Interventional Radiology highlights interventional oncology therapies in webinar

Image-guided interventional oncology (IO) therapies‰Û features updates on percutaneous and transcatheter treatment of liver tumours, kidney and lung tumour ablation; society offers a variety of cancer resources
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Interventional radiology resources cover peripheral arterial disease

Society of Interventional Radiology offers publications, patient information brochures

Ernst-Peter Strecker

Professor Ernst-Peter Strecker invented his first bare-metal stent in around 1985. He was also one of the first to implant a stent in a...
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Vascular Solutions launches the Trespass angiographic catheter

The catheter is intended for use in delivering radiopaque media to selected sites of the vascular system and for pressure and anatomical measurements.
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Endovascular repair safer for ruptured aneurysms

Five-year study shows significant mortality benefit with minimally-invasive procedure
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Stents must move with the arteries

Frans Moll warns against underestimating the forces within the body that cause arteries to move and stretch
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Aneurysm deaths fall as EVAR increases

Ongoing research shows elective repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms is on the rise in the USA, yet total related deaths continue to decline
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NICE publish EVAR appraisal

The UK regulatory body delivers delayed appraisal of endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms
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SENTIS trial shows reduced mortality with NeuroFlo

CoAxia‰Ûªs double balloon catheter increases blood flow to the brain and potentially reduce the damage caused by stroke.
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Future robotic catheter systems could enhance endovascular methods of treatment

Dr Nick Cheshire, Imperial College, London, UK, presented early data on the Hansen Robotic System (Sensei) at the VEITHsymposium 2008, and explained that intuitive robotic catheter systems may help to overcome the limitations of standard catheter technology.
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Canadian study demonstrates cost effectiveness of EVAR in high-risk patients

A recent economic analysis of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in high-risk patients suggests that this approach is a cost effective strategy compared to open surgery repair (OSR).
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Lammer awarded honorary membership at BSIR

Professor Johannes Lammer, distinguished Interventional Radiologist at the University Hospital in Vienna, Austria, was awarded the honorary membership of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) at its yearly meeting in November 2008 in Manchester, UK.

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