An analysis ATTRACT has just been published in the journal, Circulation in which the authors examine the effect of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed therapy (PCDT) in ATTRACT patients with iliofemoral DVT. Interventional News spoke to Mark Garcia (Wilmington, USA), Jacob Cynamon (New York,...
 Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) tells Interventional News about new data from a meta-analysis that has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) that suggest there is an increased risk of death at two and five...
 “There are simply not enough trained specialists to treat stroke patients in the US. We need to recruit physicians with endovascular skills—interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons—to train them appropriately so that they can help deliver endovascular...
Michael Jaff (Newton, USA) outlines the major recent developments in best medical therapy that will impact the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at VEITHsymposium 2018.
Raman Uberoi (Oxford, UK) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that offering any treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms, be it endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), open surgery, or best medical therapy, should depend on putting the patient...
 Treating severely calcified arteries by endovascular means is still a challenge, although atherectomy, stents and lithotripsy are all techniques that are employed.  Lithotripsy (also called Lithoplasty) seeks to microfragment the calcium seen in the vessels of peripheral arterial disease...
 Individual evaluation of each patient, and each aorta, is key to durable repair “The instructions for use (IFU) are not a clinical guideline, so trainees should really think about what the main considerations are when they are implanting devices in...
 Daniel Sze (Stanford, USA) tells Interventional News that the focus on diversity is not just about social justice. “It is really about bringing the many good ideas and innovations that will come from women and underrepresented minorities to the table in...
 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 real-world outcomes of using Lutonix DCB in AV access. Straight after the presentation, Steinke tells Interventional News about...
Darren Klass (Vancouver, Canada) tells Interventional News that social media is helping spread the word about the back hand approach for distal radial access. Klass also elaborates on the technique’s advantages and his team’s experience with it. 
Sneak preview: Anna Maria Belli (London, UK; right in video), who was awarded the CIRSE Gold Medal at the 2018 meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, and Tze Min Wah (Leeds, UK) tell Interventional News that addressing the concerns about radiation...
Christoph Binkert (Kantonsspital, Winterthur, Switzerland) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that the transradial approach is rapidly gaining momentum in Europe for use in visceral embolization, but that it needs longer lengths of tools before it...
Andrew Holden (Auckland, News Zealand) interviews Stefan Mueller-Huelsbeck (Flensburg, Germany) to distil the key findings of the IMPERIAL trial one-year data that were presented for the very first time at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon. In the randomised controlled trial, Eluvia,...
M Victoria Marx, an interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, USA, has been appointed president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for 2018–2019. Marx tells Interventional News: “My main goal is to continue the momentum that we...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH9H-hwdb6o&feature=youtu.be Francesco Carnevale (São Paulo, Brazil) speaks on the growing acceptance for prostatic artery embolization. The national regulatory bodies in Brazil and the UK recommending the procedure are "a huge development in the field of embolization", he tells Interventional News...
Ulf Teichgräber, Jena, Germany, discusses the EffPAC trial 12-month results which were presented for the first time at CX 2018
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This video from the Penn Image-Guided Interventions (PIGI) laboratory demonstrates an augmented reality computed tomography-guided lung ablation procedure using the Microsoft Hololens. The PIGI laboratory focuses on translational research for the development of novel imaging approaches and advanced therapeutics...
An interventional pioneer, Josef Rösch made monumental contributions to medicine through his research and development of numerous minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. This video from the Interventional Initiative tracks his life and works. ...
Researchers at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (both Boston, USA) are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. Embolization is often accomplished by...
See you in Barcelona, September 10-14, for CIRSE 2016 – the world’s largest interventional radiology congress. ...
This animated Mode of Action video provides a narrative look at Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. SIRT is a targeted liver tumor treatment that delivers millions of radioactive microspheres directly to inoperable liver tumors....
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA has become the first in the world to offer radiopaque bead treatment with M1 Lumi for liver cancer patients. The minimally invasive treatment using the bead loaded with doxorubicin, is now available for...
Mubin Syed discusses his study on gastric artery embolization as a new potential treatment for obesity. The study, which aims to suppress the production of the appetite-stimulating hormone, ghrelin, was presented at RSNA 2015. ...
EuroPCR 2015 course director Alberto Cremonesi, Italy, Antoine Sauguet, France, and Thomas Zeller, Germany, are interviewed by Robert Byrne, Germany, about what is new in the field of peripheral interventions. ...
This video visually explains the process for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using bioresorbable microspheres, a new type of embolic agent that is being tested in various embolization procedures. These bioresorbable embolic beads, from EmboMedics, are made of cellulose and chitosan...
At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, interventional radiologist Aaron Fischman performs transradial access for peripheral embolization of a splenic artery aneurysm. https://youtu.be/TyhLthzUo5A
This video tells the story of one of the world’s most prominent heart surgeons, Edward Diethrich, and the career-altering health issues he has faced as a result of chronic, low-level exposure to ionising radiation through his work. ...
At ECR 2015 Johannes Weber, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland, explains how he used Siemens’ syngo Dyna4D for an embolization of the arteriovenous malformation. syngo Dyna4D enables time-resolved 3D imaging in angiography, making it possible to visualise the three-dimensional volume of...
We have an innate mechanism that ensures that our blood vessels do not become blocked. The protein A1M, alpha-1-microglobulin, is naturally present in the body and prevents oxidation of blood fats—a major cause of atherosclerosis. The discovery is the...
Andreas Adam (King’s College, London, UK) talks to ecancertv at NCRI 2014 about interventional oncology, which joins surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology and focuses on minimally invasive image-guided methods to locally destroy tumours using various forms of energy...
Interventional radiologist Riad Salem, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, gives an overview of BTG’s radioembolic TheraSpheres, which were showcased at ECIO 2014. https://youtu.be/0PPY9D3MiwI
Interventional radiologist Dennis Tonner Nielsen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, gives an overview of Terumo’s MicroThermX ablation system, which was showcased at ECIO 2014. ...
A team of Cardiac Surgery specialists from Grenoble, France, has created this video detailing the resultant creation of a false lumen (double-barrelled aorta) and the propagation of the dissection. The false lumen extends proximally, resulting in an aortic insufficiency, or...
Here is an animation of Boston Scientific’s Vessix renal denervation system. Boston Scientific CEO Mike Mahoney was quoted by Qmed as being "optimistic" about renal denervation and the Vessix system despite Medtronic’s Symplicity system having failed on efficacy in...
This video demonstrates how selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is used target microspheres to liver tumours via the hepatic artery. According to Sirtex: "tumours can be selectively irradiated leaving healthy tissue relatively unaffected". ...
Haroun Gajraj, director of the The VeinCare Centre, Bristol, UK, speaks about using medical super glue for the treatment of varicose veins and superficial venous reflux. ...
Mahmoud B Malas, director of Endovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA, discusses his late-breaking trial, which was presented at SCAI 2013 (8–11 May 2013, Orlando, USA), on angioplasty following carotid stent deployment and the risk of restenosis...
A team at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, performs a renal denervation procedure. ...
The System, a collaborative film by the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and the Health Foundation, an independent charity, traces the way in which a combination of factors are shown to converge during a biliary intervention procedure carried...
This short video describes how blood clots form in the body. Deep vein thrombosis or DVT occurs when a blood clots forms in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis. Learn how these clots form, about risk factors,...
Patrick Peeters, chief Department Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium, speaks about the right mix to make bioabsorbable drug-eluting stents, potential benefits, and challenges in the peripheral and coronary arteries treatment. https://youtu.be/kS9IwwSU6eo

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