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Large-scale IVUS analysis adds “meaningful data” to growing pool of evidence

A large-scale analysis of the use of Philips’ intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in lower extremity peripheral vascular interventions adds “meaningful data” to a growing pool of evidence advocating the continued use of the imaging methodology, Eric A Secemsky (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) tells Vascular News. The focus now, he […]

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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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