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Soundbite Medical gains fifth US patent for its plaque modification technology

Soundbite Medical Solutions has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to a device for delivering high amplitude broadband mechanical pulses to treat a lesion present in a blood vessel. The device includes a catheter body, an inflatable balloon and at least one mechanical waveguide connected to a source of […]

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Canon Medical’s new high-definition imaging detector provides the “highest resolution” in the market 

Canon Medical Systems is introducing an all-new size for its high-definition flat panel detector for vascular and interventional radiology (IR) procedures, a press release from the company reports. Canon Medical claims that the 12”×16” high-definition detector provides more than twice the spatial resolution of conventional flat panel detectors, helping clinicians see fine details in complex interventional procedures. The new 12”×16” detector joins the existing 12”×12” high-definition detector to provide […]

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First patient treated in the BeGraft FEVAR study aimed at providing evidence for on-label use

On 19 March, the first patient was included in the BeGraft fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) study investigating the Bentley BeGraft peripheral balloon expandable covered stent in complex aortic aneurysms. The patient was referred for FEVAR with a 6cm juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, explained the coordinating investigator and study lead, Eric Verhoeven (General Hospital Nuremberg, […]

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Sectoral Asset Management makes US$9 million investment into Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular recently announced the investment of US$9 million by Sectoral Asset Management. Along with the investment, Marc-Andre Marcotte has joined the board of directors. The proceeds will be used to accelerate the commercialisation and scaling of manufacturing for the Serranator below-the-knee (BTK) product. Further uses of proceeds include expanding the product offering to include […]

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Large study shows continued and quickening decline in AAA mortality

According to a new, population-based analysis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mortality has continued to decline and “at a faster rate than ever” in the second decade of the 21st century. Authors C Y Maximilian Png (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA), Edward Choke (Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore), and colleagues attribute this continued and accelerating decline to […]

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Femoropopliteal bypass shows reintervention benefit over endovascular therapy for advanced premature PAD

Femoropopliteal bypass is associated with decreased reinterventions at one year compared to endovascular therapy in patients with advanced premature peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This is the primary conclusion of Tanner I Kim (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA) and colleagues, writing in an article recently published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The […]

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Added benefit of carotid revascularisation to modern medical care “needs to be revisited”, study concludes

A pooled meta-analysis found that patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis enrolled in recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) had a lower risk of stroke after randomisation than historical controls. According to authors Urs Fisch (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) and colleagues, their findings add to the current evidence that the risk of stroke associated with symptomatic […]

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Study shows that dual screening for lung cancer and AAA could save lives

A single-centre, retrospective study reveals that approximately 11% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer concurrently have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Researchers theorise dual screening could save lives. There is significant overlap in the populations screened for lung cancer and AAA. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer in […]

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Researchers propose optimisation of duplex velocity criteria for diagnosing ICA stenosis

Writing in an online Vascular Medicine article, researchers from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing division report findings from a multicentre study of duplex ultrasound for diagnosis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The study was developed in response to wide variability in the diagnostic criteria used to classify severity of ICA stenosis across vascular […]

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Arteriovenous fistulas contribute to higher survival of haemodialysis patients with COVID-19

A new study, published online in The Journal of Vascular Access (JVA), suggests that arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) contribute to higher survival of haemodialysis patients with COVID-19. Authors Ahmet Murt (Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey) and colleagues urge that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients “should be given the opportunity to have their vascular access properly created,” even […]

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