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Indigo

New data underscore benefits of Penumbra’s Indigo for submassive pulmonary embolisms regardless of clot...

In a new subgroup analysis of the EXTRACT-PE trial, the Indigo aspiration system (Penumbra) was effective at improving clinical outcomes for submassive pulmonary embolism...
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Magneto Thrombectomy Solutions announces successful first-in-human results for treatment of pulmonary embolism

Magneto Thrombectomy Solutions (Magneto), a medical devices company developing thrombectomy solutions for the treatment of ischaemic stroke and pulmonary embolism, presented successful first-in-human (FIH)...
Charles Ritchie and Young Erben

Anticoagulants effective for pulmonary embolism resolution in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Anticoagulants alone are associated with a high rate of resolution of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with acute PE and COVID-19 infection. This was...

Viz.ai launches two new AI-powered modules for pulmonary embolism and aortic disease

Viz.ai has announced the US commercial launch of its AI-powered modules for pulmonary embolism and aortic disease. Debuting at VEITHsymposium 2021 (16–20 November, Orlando, USA), the...

Penumbra’s newest generation of Indigo aspiration system receives FDA clearance for pulmonary embolism

Penumbra today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indication of the latest iteration of the Indigo aspiration system, Lightning...

Systematic review finds high risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in COVID-19...

In a systematic review of the worldwide published data on venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients, Cihan Ay, Stephan Nopp, and Florian Moik (Medical...

First pulmonary embolism patient treated with “cyclical” aspiration system

Insera Therapeutics’ CLEAR aspiration system has been used for the first time to treat a (human) patient with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). CLEAR, “cyclical...
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FDA approves first generics of Eliquis for prophylaxis of DVT and pulmonary embolism

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the approval of two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets, to reduce...
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EXTRACT-PE trial of aspiration thrombectomy for acute pulmonary embolism meets efficacy and safety endpoints

It has been found by the EXTRACT-PE trial, a multicentre investigation conducted under an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the US Food and Drug...
Thrombolex bashir

Thrombolex announces first enrolment in early feasibility and safety study using Bashir endovascular catheter...

Thrombolex has announced the enrolment of the first patient in their Early Feasibility and Safety Study, investigating the Bashir Endovascular Catheter for the treatment...

SUNSET sPE thrombolysis trial presents interim analysis of ultrasound-guided versus standard catheter thrombolysis for...

The Standard vs ultrasound-assisted catheter thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolism (SUNSET sPE) trial, is an ongoing randomised, head-to-head, single-blinded clinical trial comparing ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis...
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Direct anticoagulant for pulmonary embolism associated with reduced hospital time and costs

New data from the MERCURY PE study have shown that patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism who were treated with the direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban,...

Prospective clinical data on the FlowTriever system confirms excellent results in the treatment of...

Inari Medical have announced the presentation of results from its FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) clinical study that evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the...
KNOCOUT PE

Study to measure shorter duration EKOS therapy for pulmonary embolism is enrolling

Global specialist healthcare company BTG has highlighted the commencement of the KNOCOUT PE study. The KNOCOUT PE study will measure how hospitals and patients...
Venous News for specialists

Inari Medical announces completion of enrolment in the FLARE study for the treatment of...

Inari Medical has announced that it has completed enrolment of its investigational device exemption (IDE) study. The FlowTriever Pulmonary Embolectomy Clinical Study (FLARE) study...

Angel Catheter demonstrates reduction in clinically-significant and fatal pulmonary embolism

Bio2 Medical has announced the results of the Angel Catheter pivotal study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The Angel Catheter...
Venous News for specialists

OPTALYSE PE study demonstrates safety and efficacy of shorter, lower dose EKOS therapy for...

Results from the OPTALYSE PE trial have been presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, DC, USA. The results show that...
Venous News for specialists

High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatments

In a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...

First pulmonary embolism patients in Hong Kong treated with BTG’s EKOS system

The first Hong Kong-based patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism have been treated using the newly available BTG EKOS system. The EKOS system includes an...

When to use intervention for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

At the 2016 Leipzig Interventional Course meeting (LINC; 26–29 January, Leipzig, Germany), Michael R Jaff, Boston, USA, discussed the challenges facing intervention for deep...

Catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism in the paediatric population

Peter H Lin   Pulmonary embolism in children is a potentially lethal condition and yet is a vastly understudied arena. Autopsy studies show a higher prevalence...
Venous News for specialists

NICE recommends once-daily Lixiana (edoxaban) to treat and prevent adult recurrent deep vein thrombosis...

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the medicines cost-effectiveness body for England and Wales, has recommended a new treatment to help...
Venous News for specialists

SEATTLE II results show no intracranial haemorrhage or no death among pulmonary embolism patients

The study concluded that treatment with ultrasound-facilitated catheter-directed low-dose thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism improves right heart function, reduces blood clot size, and decreases pulmonary hypertension in patients with intermediate to high risk pulmonary embolism.

NICE publishes final guidance on the use of Eliquis (apixaban) to treat and prevent...

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer have announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending the use of...

What the vascular specialist must know about echo for pulmonary embolism

By David Dudzinski Transthoracic echocardiography offers real-time information that assists vascular specialists in the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism. Specific roles of...

European Commission approves Eliquis (apixaban) for treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Bristol‐Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer have announced that the European Commission has approved Eliquis (apixaban) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary...

Eliquis (apixaban) receives CHMP positive opinion for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer have announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has...

FDA approves Pradaxa for treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep venous...

NICE UK draft guidance recommends rivaroxaban for pulmonary embolism

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued final draft guidance recommending rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare) as a clinically and...

Ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis shows advantage over anticoagulation alone in submassive pulmonary embolism

Results of the ULTIMA pulmonary embolism trial comparing endovascular therapy to standard of care were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in...

Studies support benefit of dabigatran for prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary...

The New England Journal of Medicine has published findings from the RE-MEDY and RE-SONATE trials investigating dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim) in the long-term prevention...

Advances in drug therapy for the treatment of thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism

By Russell Samson Aspirin finds a role again Before the advent of more potent heparin, low molecular weight heparins and warfarin, aspirin was used extensively in the...

European commission approves rivaroxaban for the treatment of pulmonary embolism and the prevention of...

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer HealthCare) has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and the prevention of recurrent deep...

FDA expands use of rivaroxaban to treat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

On 2 November, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...

Rivaroxaban recommended for approval for pulmonary embolism in Europe

The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban...
Venous News for specialists

EKOS announces two more pulmonary embolism clinical studies

SEATTLE I and II are intended to further establish the safety and efficacy of ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis for treatment of pulmonary embolism.
Venous News for specialists

Rivaroxaban shows comparable efficacy to standard of care for pulmonary embolism patients

Results of the EINSTEIN-PE study have shown that the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Janssen and Bayer Healthcare) was comparable to today’s standard of care...
Venous News for specialists

Long-term outcomes of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for severe pulmonary embolism

Guering Eid-Lidt, Department of Interventional Cardiology, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez, Mexico City, Mexico, spoke about long-term outcomes of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for...

Are inferior vena cava filters as good as we think in the prevention of...

By Jörn Oliver Balzer Pulmonary embolism continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In most clinical situations, anticoagulation...
Venous News for specialists

EkoSonic receives CE mark to treat massive and sub-massive pulmonary embolism

The EkoSonic system, originally designed to dissolve blood clots in arms and legs, is the new alternative for the treatment of pulmonary embolism; until now, drugs were the only approved treatment.
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Study finds significant association between low bilirubin levels and venous thromboembolism

A recent paper published by Hakan Duman (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey) and colleagues in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic...
Venous News for specialists

GARFIELD-VTE Registry sheds light on global heterogeneity of venous thromboembolism patients, treatment and outcomes

The first results from the GARFIELD-VTE (Global anticoagulant registry in the field—venous thromboembolism) were presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress...

AMPLIFY data indicate Eliquis (apixaban) is comparable to conventional therapy in recurrent venous thromboembolism...

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer have announced results from a post-hoc early time course subanalysis of the phase 3 AMPLIFY (Apixaban for the initial management of...

Edoxaban approved for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular AF and treatment...

Daiichi Sankyo has announced that Swissmedic, the regulatory authority of Switzerland, has granted approval of Lixiana (edoxaban), an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa inhibitor, for...

FDA approves Savaysa for reduction of stroke risk in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Daiichi Sankyo’s Savaysa (edoxaban), an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa inhibitor, to reduce the risk...

Phase III study of dabigatran meets primary endpoint for six-month treatment of venous thromboembolism

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced results from the RE-COVER II study evaluating dabigatran compared to warfarin in patients diagnosed with acute deep vein thrombosis and/or...
Venous News for specialists

ASPIRE trial shows 34% reduction in major vascular events with aspirin in unprovoked venous...

Low-dose aspirin prevents recurrent venous thromboembolism and major vascular events in patients with first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, results from the ASPIRE randomised controlled trial,...
Venous News for specialists

Computerised checklist offers best preventive strategy for venous thromboembolism

A computerised checklist system designed to help physicians identify and use the best methods of preventing potentially venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalised trauma patients...
Venous News for specialists

Edoxaban significantly reduces risk of venous thromboembolism by half compared to enoxaparin

On 12 December, Daiichi Sankyo announced the results of a pooled analysis showing that edoxaban, a direct oral once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor, significantly reduced...
Venous News for specialists

NICE recommends once-daily Lixiana (edoxaban) for the treatment and prevention of recurrent DVT and...

NICE has issued a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for Lixiana (edoxaban) for the treatment and prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in adults.

FDA clears EkoSonic endovascular system

Ekos Corporation has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EkoSonic endovascular system for the ultrasound facilitated, controlled and selective infusion of physician-specified fluids, including thrombolytics, into the vasculature for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.
Venous News for specialists

Vascular News Issue 57 – January 2013 – Digital Edition

Highlights:-Initial experience of total endovascular arch aneurysm exclusion is "encouraging"-Stroke associated with a threefold increased future mortality in CREST-Advances in drug therapy for the treatment of thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism-Profile: Peter Gloviczki
Venous News for specialists

Vascular News Issue 57 – January 2013 – USA Digital Edition

Highlights:-Initial experience of total endovascular arch aneurysm exclusion is "encouraging"-Stroke associated with a threefold increased future mortality in CREST-Advances in drug therapy for the treatment of thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism-Profile: Peter Gloviczki
Venous News for specialists

New statement offers advice on treating dangerous, deep blood clots

The American Heart Association's scientific statement offers advice for identifying and treating people with massive and submassive pulmonary embolism, iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
RapidAI

RapidAI receives FDA 510(k) clearance for PE Triage & Notification

RapidAI announced today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Rapid PE Triage & Notification product for...

“Excellent outcomes” for Zilver Vena® venous stent sustained out to three years in challenging...

This advertorial is sponsored by Cook Medical. A downloadable version can be found here. The Zilver Vena venous self-expanding stent system (Cook Medical) is associated...

Penumbra announces the European launch of the Indigo system with Lightning 7 and Lightning...

Penumbra has announced that its Indigo aspiration system with Lightning 7 and Lightning 12 have secured CE mark and are now commercially available in...
COVID-19

Study finds increased risk of serious blood clots up to six months after COVID-19

A study from Sweden published by The BMJ recently finds an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) up to three months after COVID-19 infection,...
Cordis

Cordis makes strategic investment in E2, a developer of next-generation thrombectomy devices

Cordis has announced a strategic investment venture that will expand the scope of the global cardiovascular technology company into the venous thromboembolism (VTE) market...

Biomarkers of heart failure show early reversal with catheter thrombolysis compared to anticoagulation alone...

In a secondary analysis of the SUNSET sPE randomised controlled trial, Efthymios Avgerinos (University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, USA) and colleagues found differences...
CardioVascular Systems CSI

Cardiovascular Systems partners with Innova Vascular to develop full line of thrombectomy devices 

Cardiovascular Systems Inc (CSI) recently announced it has partnered with Innova Vascular (Innova) to develop a full line of novel thrombectomy devices.  According to a...

First patient enrolled in PEERLESS study of FlowTriever system

Inari Medical has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in PEERLESS—a prospective, randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing the outcomes of patients with...
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Thrombolex announces new interim data from RESCUE trial of the Bashir endovascular catheter

Thrombolex has announced positive results from the prespecified interim analysis of the first 62 evaluable pulmonary embolism (PE) patients enrolled in the investigational RESCUE...

Inari Medical announces six-month FLASH registry interim data

Inari Medical has announced positive acute and long-term interim results from the first 500 pulmonary embolism (PE) patients enrolled in the FlowTriever outcomes registry...

Envveno Medical reports successful completion of first VenoValve surgery for US pivotal trial

Envveno Medical, formerly Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, recently announced that the first VenoValve surgery in the company’s SAVVE US pivotal trial for the VenoValve has...
EkoSonic

Positive data for the EkoSonic endovascular system presented at VIVA 2021

Boston Scientific announced positive results for the EkoSonic endovascular system (EKOS system) during a late-breaking clinical trial presentation at Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2021...
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Thrombolex announces interim RESCUE results at VIVA 2021

Thrombolex recently announced the results of the RESCUE trial’s prespecified interim analysis, of the first 62 evaluable patients, in a late-breaking clinical trials session...

Inari Medical appoints pulmonologist Victor F Tapson as VP of Medical Affairs

Inari Medical has announced that the company has appointed Victor F Tapson as vice president of Medical Affairs. Tapson has devoted his medical career to...
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Thrombolex announces attendance at The VEINS and VIVA

Thrombolex has announced that it will be attending The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) conference (Booth T8) and VIVA (Vascular InterVentional Advances) Physicians conference...

Thromboprophylaxis with anticoagulants “likely effective” at preventing VTE post-vascular surgery, larger trials needed

“Among patients undergoing vascular surgery, thromboprophylaxis with anticoagulants showed a trend towards reduced incidence of VTE when compared to placebo,” Tarek Haykal (Duke...
COVID-19

Global surgery study finds recent or current COVID-19 infection linked to increased risk of...

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) shows that venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) are 50% more likely to occur in patients...

Hancock Jaffe presents positive two-year VenoValve data at SVS VAM 2021

Hancock Jaffe Laboratories has announced that promising two-year post-VenoValve implantation data are being presented today at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Annual Meeting...

Boston Scientific initiates randomised controlled trial for the EkoSonic endovascular system

Boston Scientific has commenced enrolment in the HI-PEITHO clinical trial, a collaborative research study with the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Consortium and the...

FDA grants Breakthrough Device designation status for Hancock Jaffe’s VenoValve

Hancock Jaffe Laboratories today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation status to the VenoValve, the company’s...

Case report: Recanalisation of chronic iliofemoral venous occlusion in a patient with PAD and...

This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is only available in selected countries and geographies. A downloadable version of this advertorial can be found here. In this...

Viz.ai and Avicenna.AI partner to launch AI-driven intelligent care coordination for PE and aortic...

Viz.ai has partnered with Avicenna.AI to enable intelligent care coordination and improve patient triage of patients suffering from pulmonary embolism (PE) and aortic disease. Avicenna.AI’s US...

SVT patients bear “significant risk” of thromboembolic complications at three months, despite anticoagulation

Despite a high rate of initial anticoagulation, patients with isolated superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) are at risk of thromboembolic complications—including recurrent or extended SVT...
Thrombolex bashir

Thrombolex receives enhanced indication for use from the FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enhanced the indications for use of the Bashir endovascular catheter (Thrombolex) and the Bashir Plus endovascular...
kirill lobastov

Adjunctive compression to standard prophylaxis for postoperative VTE shows benefit in very high-risk patients

Among patients with a Caprini score of ≥11 who received standard prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE), adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) resulted in a...
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Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants to treat acute VTE in...

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity on the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat...

Propofol use during catheter-directed interventions for intermediate-risk PE associated with major adverse events

A study suggests avoiding propofol for intraprocedural sedation during catheter-directed interventions (CDIs) for intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) because it can have detrimental effects. Propofol...

AI triage solution for PE and aortic dissection receives FDA clearance and CE mark

Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Avicenna.AI recently announced that it has received certification in the USA and European Union (EU) for CINA CHEST,...
COVID-19

Further research will soon generate standardised approach to VTE in COVID-19 patients

At VENOUS2021 (17–20 March, virtual), the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum, Geno Merli (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA) gave a keynote...

Interview: Comprehensive, patient-friendly risk assessment “crucial” to VTE prevention

From the first research linking heparin to a reduction in fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), to the development and refinement of risk assessment tools to...

Hancock Jaffe receives IDE approval to begin VenoValve US pivotal trial

Hancock Jaffe Laboratories recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to begin...

Inari Medical announces first patient enrolled in FLAME study

Inari Medical has announced the enrolment of the first high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patient in the FLAME (FlowTriever for acute massive pulmonary embolism) study....

Meta-analysis: IVC filters should be considered for certain patients at high risk of PE

In a recent meta-analysis, Yang Liu, Huan Lu (Henan Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, China), and colleagues found insufficient evidence to prove that inferior vena cava...
Thrombolex bashir

First-in-human results for the Bashir endovascular catheter published

Results of a first-in-human study to assess the safety and feasibility of the Bashir endovascular catheter (Thrombolex) for the treatment of acute intermediate-risk pulmonary...
Michael Lichtenberg

Three-year data add to growing body of clinical evidence in support of VICI Venous...

This advertorial is sponsored by Boston Scientific. The VICI Venous Stent System (Boston Scientific) is associated with excellent primary patency rates, with concomitant symptomatic improvement...

A multidisciplinary approach to VTE in COVID-19 patients is warranted

The nature of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients is complex, and treatment strategies regarding drug type and dosing continue to evolve, writes Sanjum...

Interview: New registry data provide “high-quality answers” on thromboembolic complications in hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Describing the Northwell CORE-19 registry as “the largest prospective registry of thromboembolic complications in hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the post-hospital discharge period,” lead investigator...
Indigo

Results published from EXTRACT-PE trial of Penumbra’s Indigo aspiration system

Results from the EXTRACT-PE trial, which found that Penumbra’s Indigo aspiration system met its predefined safety and efficacy endpoints for the treatment of pulmonary...
laser

First-in-human study finds novel laser technique “safe and effective” for embedded filter removal

The excimer laser sheath technique is safe and effective for removing embedded inferior vena cava (IVC) filters refractory to high-force retrieval, the investigators of...

VTE-related factors and elevated bleeding risk associated with IVC filter placement among PERT patients,...

In a recent study, factors related with venous thromboembolism (VTE) severity—including pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) referral from the intensive care unit (ICU) and...

Aidoc and Imbio partner to provide an AI solution to prioritise suspected PE

Aidoc and Imbio have announced a partnership intended to provide an end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI) solution for pulmonary embolism (PE), with the goal of ultimately...

Inari Medical announces presentation of 30-day follow-up results from first patients in FLASH Registry

Inari Medical has announced follow-up results of the first 230 patients enrolled in its FLASH study. FLASH is a real-world registry to study the...
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VELTAS document sets out “international standard” for triage of venous patients during pandemic and...

In September 2020, a consensus document outlining the Venous and Lymphatic Triage and Acuity Scale (VELTAS) was co-published in Phlebology and the Journal of...

One-year VIVO results support safety and effectiveness of Zilver Vena venous stent

Results of the VIVO clinical study support the safety and effectiveness of Cook Medical's recently FDA-cleared Zilver Vena venous stent for the treatment of...

FLASH registry: Interim results “reinforce the excellent FlowTriever safety profile”

Catalin Toma (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA) recently presented interim results from the FLASH registry during a late-breaking session at TCT Connect (14–18 October,...

The BASHIR™ Endovascular Catheter: Delivering a complete solution for arterial and venous thrombosis

The BASHIR™ Endovascular Catheter offers a safe and easy-to-use platform technology, creating immediate blood flow, accelerating thrombolysis, and dissolving large volumes of thrombus burden....
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Comparable risk of recurrent VTE between patients with unprovoked VTE and patients with cancer

Patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) carry a high risk of recurrence. Accordingly, a 16-year Danish prospective cohort study of nearly 74,000 patients with incident VTE...
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Society of Interventional Radiology publishes IVC filter guidelines

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) recently published new clinical practice guidelines that provide evidence-based recommendations on the use of inferior vena cava (IVC)...

HOME-PE trial clarifies which patients with acute PE can be managed at home

Patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) can be selected for home management using the sPESI score or the Hestia criteria, according to results of...

Study finds death rates from PE have been rising over the past decade

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that after nearly a decade of steady decline, the death rate for people with pulmonary embolism (PE)...
Thrombolex bashir

First patient enrolled in RESCUE trial of Thrombolex’s Bashir catheter

Thrombolex has announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its pivotal RESCUE trial for the treatment of patients with acute submassive pulmonary...

Study reports low rates of bleeding and VTE after 12 months of edoxaban treatment

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH has announced results from five analyses of 12-month data from ETNA-VTE (Edoxaban treatment in routine clinical practice in patients with...
Thrombolex bashir

Thrombolex receives NIH grant to fund RESCUE trial of Bashir endovascular catheter

Thrombolex has announced that it was awarded a US$3 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...

COVID-19 will have “massive long-term impact” on treatment of venous disease patients

Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK) is joined by a host of venous experts including Beverley Hunt (London, UK), Stephen Black (London, UK) and Ian Franklin...

CX 2020 LIVE: Overwhelming 91% of specialist audience favours venous stents

A poll of an enthused audience of venous specialists during the CX 2020 LIVE Deep Venous Disease Consensus session found that 91% of them were in...

CX 2020 LIVE addresses latest developments in superficial venous disease

For the first venous session of CX 2020 LIVE, 759 attendees from 79 different countries tuned in. Each audience member could submit their name,...
Michael Lichtenberg

At six months, adjunctive mechanical thrombectomy associated with higher patency and lower incidence of...

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed that, in patients with iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy was associated with a higher...
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Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery

Compression stockings might be unnecessary to prevent blood clots in most patients undergoing non-emergency (elective) surgery, finds a clinical trial published by The BMJ...
COVID-19

New study addresses thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 patients

There is an “urgent need” to improve specific venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnostic strategies and investigate the efficacy and safety of thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory COVID-19...

Elder statesman of venous disease delivers golfing metaphor for fortitude, wellness

As a podium talk at the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum (VENOUS 2020; 3–6 March, Amelia Island, USA), it represented a bit...
Venous News for specialists

Mechanochemical ablation presents advantages over EVLA in randomised trial of varicose vein patients

Mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) is a superior option to endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for the treatment of primary varicose veins, according to the findings of...
Human colorectal cancer cells

Virtual ACC: Caravaggio study confirms noninferiority of apixaban to heparin for treatment of cancer-associated...

It has been found that oral apixaban is noninferior to subcutaneous dalteparin for the treatment of cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE), as revealed by Giancarlo...
Nadia Rosencher

Virtual ACC: Rivaroxaban demonstrates superiority over enoxaparin for prevention of VTE after moderate risk...

Results of PRONOMOS, a randomised, controlled, noninferiority trial, have shown rivaroxaban to be more effective than enoxaparin in the prevention of major venous thromboembolic...
Raghu Kolluri

VenaSeal superior for management of chronic venous insufficiency, finds systematic review

According to a network meta-analysis, the VenaSeal system (Medtronic) is “a promising therapeutic option for anatomic success at six months”. This study, published in...
Riyaz Bashir

First-in-human results for Bashir Endovascular Catheter meet safety and feasibility endpoints

Thrombolex has announced that results of its First-In-Human (FIH) trial confirm the early safety and feasibility of using the Bashir Endovascular Catheter for pharmacomechanical...
Kate Gates

No difference in PE incidence between patients treated with IVC filters or anticoagulation alone

In a case-control study of patients with perceived contraindications to anticoagulation, who either received or did not receive inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, no...
Anna Pouncey feature

Examining the viability of interventional treatment for iliofemoral DVT

ATTRACT compared outcomes following pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (PMT) versus standard medical therapy (SMT), and while no benefit with PMT was demonstrated for femoropopliteal deep vein...
doyle karunanithy

Reviewing evidence for and against IVC filters in 2020

Following the publication of “Another nail in the coffin of vena cava filters” in the British Journal of Surgery, which considered potential problems with...
Kenneth Rosenfield

Improved follow-up measures needed to fill knowledge gap in long-term PE outcomes

“We need to check for signs of recurrence and functional impairment, and follow these patients much more closely,” urged Kenneth Rosenfield (Massachusetts General Hospital,...
kirill lobastov

Retrospective analysis of UGFS patients shows association with high rate of deep vein occlusions

A retrospective analysis of patients treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS), published in the January 2020 issue of Phlebology, has found that the frequency...
argon medical

Argon Medical announces launch of two new IVC filter retrieval kits

Argon Medical Devices has announced the commercial launch of its Single-loop and Triple-loop retrieval kits for sale in the USA. The Single-loop and Triple-loop...
Raghu Kolluri vascular medicine profile

Raghu Kolluri

Following his recent appointment as president of the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM), Raghu Kolluri (Columbus, USA) speaks to Venous News about how the...
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SUNSET sPE thrombolysis trial completes enrolment phase

The “Standard versus ultrasound-assisted catheter thrombolysis for submassive pulmonary embolism” (SUNSET sPE) trial, a randomised, single-blinded clinical trial comparing ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis (USAT) to standard...
Indigo

Penumbra wins FDA clearance for Indigo Aspiration System

Penumbra has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indication of the Indigo Aspiration System. As part of the system,...
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Astronaut study highlights risk of blood clots in the internal jugular vein during spaceflight

Serena Auñón-Chancellor, clinical associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University Health, New Orleans School of Medicine’s branch campus, in Baton Rouge, USA, is...
Susan Kahn

ATTRACT analysis finds improved quality of life for iliofemoral DVT patients treated with PCDT

An analysis of data from the ATTRACT trial, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders (JVSVL), reveals that quality of...

Insera announces first-in-human treatment of patient with PE using CLEAR aspiration system

Insera Therapeutics announced recently that the first patient with acute pulmonary embolism has been treated with its flagship cyclical aspiration system, CLEAR. Earlier last...
Rob Thompson

Duplex ultrasound limited for early diagnosis of subclavian vein thrombosis

There are “significant limitations” to the use of duplex ultrasound for the initial evaluation of patients with suspected subclavian vein (SCV) thrombosis, according to...
Akhilesh Sista Video

New trial planned to rigorously test catheter-directed thrombolysis for submassive PE treatment

Clinically relevant outcomes are needed to measure catheter-directed therapy (CDT) against anticoagulation alone to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. Further, CDT’s ability to...
Cook Medical defends its IVC filter devices

Cook Medical defends its products after another IVC filter company loses court case

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than US$33 million to a woman who was injured as a result of a defectively designed inferior vena...
Anna Pouncey

Most reinterventions following treatment of iliofemoral DVT could be due to “preventable factors”

Analysing the results of a retrospective, single-centre cohort study conducted at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, Anna Pouncey (Guys and St Thomas’...
Manj Gohel

A look at new preliminary guidelines for superficial vein thrombosis

At the European Society of Vascular Surgery annual meeting (ESVS 2019; ­24­­-27 September, Hamburg, Germany), preliminary venous thrombosis guidelines were presented for the first...
risk of recurrent VTE in morbidly obese patients with XARELTO

New research reveals decreased risk of recurrent VTE in morbidly obese patients with XARELTO

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has announced the publication of new real-world evidence which confirms that XARELTO (rivaroxaban) reduces the risk...
VTE treatment guideline with Anna Falanga and Nigel S Key

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...

Catheter-directed thrombolysis treatment for PE may significantly reduce long-term costs with better outcomes

Catheter-directed thrombolysis improves outcomes and long-term cost efficiency for treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE), in comparison to systemic heparin administration. This...

Increased risk of VTE found in critically ill H1N1 patients with acute respiratory distress

A new study has found that intensive care unit patients with swine flu (H1N1) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) were 33 times more...

High-intensity focused ultrasound system provides noninvasive treatment of venous insufficiency in feasibility study

A new treatment modality is aiming to take the idea of minimally-invasive procedures to the next level for treatment of varicose veins and venous...
Thrombolex bashir

Thrombolex announces 510(k) clearance of Bashir catheter systems for thromboembolic disorders

Thrombolex has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Bashir Endovascular Catheter (BEC) for the controlled and selective infusion...

Inari Medical announces publication of FLARE IDE study results

Inari Medical has announced the publication of its 106-patient prospective multicentre FlowTriever Mechanical Pulmonary Embolectomy (FLARE) study for the treatment of intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism...

The optimal pathway for acute deep vein thrombosis treatment involves identification, management and surveillance

Prakash Saha (London, UK), speaking during the Venous and Lymphatic Challenges programme at CX (15–18 April, London, UK), outlined the three key steps to...

VenaSeal maintains safety and efficacy at extended five-year follow-up

The first-ever 60-month data on Medtronic’s VenaSeal closure system were presented on Tuesday, indicating that at five years, treatment with the cyanoacrylate adhesive for...

The vascular community should “be more critical” about accepting new technologies into clinical practice

Speaking at the Charing Cross International Symposium (CX; 15–18 April, London, UK), Isaac Nyamekye (Worcester, UK) presented the results of the 3RF study, which...
CASSINI

CASSINI trial results inconclusive on rivaroxaban effects in high-risk ambulatory cancer patients

The CASSINI trial found that treatment with rivaroxaban did not significantly reduce the incidence of thromboembolism or death caused by thromboembolism in high-risk ambulatory...

First patients enrolled in FLASH registry using the FlowTriever system for PE

Inari Medical has announced the enrolment of the first patient in the FlowTriever All-Comer Registry for Patient Safety and Hemodynamics (FLASH) using the company’s...
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Rivaroxaban trial finds significant VTE reduction in cancer patients

Results from the Phase 3 CASSINI study contributes new data on the use of oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban (brand name Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson) in...

First successful implantation of the bioconvertible Sentry IVC filter

The world’s first bioconvertible IVC filter commercially offered in the USA (Sentry; from BTG) has been successfully implanted into the first patients outside of...

Boston Scientific announces recommended offer to acquire BTG

Boston Scientific has announced it has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG, a company headquartered in the...

Sentry Bioconvertible IVC filter two-year results show zero tilt or migration

Two-year results for the SENTRY trial were presented at the Vascular Interventional Advances conference (VIVA; 5–8 November, Las Vegas, USA). The prospective, multicentre trial...

BTG to begin European distribution of EKOS Control unit 4.0

BTG has announced that the first EKOS Control Unit 4.0 have been shipped from BTG’s facility in Bothell (Washington, USA) to Europe, where full...

Nationwide study finds no significant differences between rivaroxaban and apixaban for VTE patients

A recent Danish study, examining a nationwide cohort of 8,187 patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) treated with one of two new oral anticoagulant therapies,...

Current aspects in the management of superficial vein thrombosis

Superficial vein thrombosis is not a rare disease, with an incidence of 0.64 in 1,000 annually.1 The POST, OPTIMEV and STEPH studies have shown...

BTG acquires Novate Medical

BTG has announced it has acquired Novate Medical, a medical device company focused on the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients at high risk...

Mermaid Medical Group acquires angel technology for vascular space

Mermaid Medical Group, a privately-owned international provider of minimally invasive medical devices, acknowledged a product line addition to its vascular business. As part of...

Study proves need for anticoagulant strategy post discharge for hospitalised, at-risk patients

Alex C Spyropoulos, from Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (New York, USA), has presented an anticoagulant treatment strategy to reduce non-fatal blood clots and...

NexGen Medical Systems launches XCOIL large vessel thrombectomy system

NexGen Medical Systems, Inc., a US medical device company, has announced the successful completion of the first human use of their XCOIL large vessel (18mm)...

PERT Consortium and BTG form strategic partnership

BTG has announced a strategic partnership with the PERT Consortium to advance the science of pulmonary embolism treatment and promote the implementation of PERT...

One-year results of ACCESS PTS study brings “hope” for post-thrombotic syndrome patients

The one-year results of the ACCESS PTS trial have shown that EKOS therapy (BTG) statistically improves post-thrombotic syndrome scores and sequelae as well as...

One-year data from venous stent registry “promising”

Efficacy data from the Arnsberg Registry at 12 months are promising, with high primary patency rates for a dedicated venous stent. Presenting the data at...

Early results of iliocaval reconstruction with stents for venous outflow obstruction patients are encouraging

“Endovascular reconstruction of the chronically obstructed iliocaval venous tract with stents is technically feasible, minimally invasive and has an acceptable safety rate, said James...
ATTRACT trial

Published ATTRACT data call into question validity of the Villalta scale

Following the publication of the ATTRACT trial in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in December 2017, Venous News spoke to experts in...
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FDA mini-sentinel assessment confirms safety and effectiveness of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) amidst lawsuit

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has announced findings from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) mini-sentinel assessment, confirming the positive...

Cancer-associated VTE trial sees “lower rate of recurrent VTE with edoxaban compared to dalteparin”

Daiichi Sanyoko has announced the results from their Hokusai-VTE CANCER trial evaluating the direct oral anticoagulant edoxaban for treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in...
Esther Kim

Considering venous thrombosis at unusual sites

At the THE VEINS at VIVA meeting (10–11 September, Las Vegas, USA), Esther Kim (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA) gave a presentation on venous thrombosis...
James Froehlich

Superficial venous thrombosis: Ultrasound, analysis of clot location, and risk factor assessment are “fundamental”

At THE VEINS at VIVA meeting (10–11 September 2017, Las Vegas, USA), James Froehlich, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, reviewed guidelines on the management of...

IVC filter moratorium “not in the best interests of our patients”

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been a highly controversial topic in the field of venous medicine due to the high rates of complications associated with...
Adam Gwozdz

Decision-making in the choice of anticoagulants following deep venous stenting

Deep venous stenting has become increasingly used to treat patients with pathological obstruction of venous return in the femoro-iliocaval venous segment following the development of new...

First European advice on deep vein thrombosis published in European Heart Journal

The first comprehensive European advice on deep vein thrombosis was recently published in the European Heart Journal. The recommendations were produced by the European...

Cook Medical’s inferior vena cava filters fare better than ALN’s in retrospective study

Gerard Goh, Radiology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, reported results from a comparative study of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters at CIRSE 2017 that...

One-year SENTRY trial data offer a “a new perspective” on IVC filters

Twelve-month results from the SENTRY trial evaluating the Sentry bioconvertible inferior vena cava (IVC) filter (Novate) have shown a 0% rate of symptomatic pulmonary...

FDA grants priority review of Xarelto for a 10mg dose to reduce recurrent VTE...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted, for priority review, a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Janssen’s Xarelto (rivaroxaban), to include...

A novel compression solution for chronic venous insufficiency

Compression therapy is the mainstay of treatment for the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). CVI is treated with compression stockings or multilayer bandaging....

Monocusp: A hybrid-autogenous solution for deep venous insufficiency

Most existing surgical options for symptomatic deep venous insufficiency (DVI) with venous stasis ulcers either fail or provide limited success. Many surgeons consider operating...

Canadian study finds rivaroxaban more effective at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin

A Canadian-led international research team has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of...

Final VIVO-EU results show nearly 90% freedom from occlusion rate for Zilver Vena at...

Gerard O’Sullivan, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Galway, Ireland, presented the results of the VIVO-EU prospective study of the Zilver Vena venous stent (Cook...

Two new real-world studies confirm positive efficacy and safety profile of rivaroxaban in treating...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its development partner, Bayer, announced on 23 October 2016 results of two new real-world studies confirming the positive benefit-risk profile of...

Treatment of superficial vein thrombosis with intermediate doses of tinzaparin

Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is a common disease affecting 3–11% of the general population, while in patients with varicose veins the incidence of SVT...

Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis after endovenous laser ablation—a rare complication with safe management

Ovsep Mandzhikian, Moscow, Russia, reports on his centre’s recent experience of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis following treatment with endovenous laser and radial fibres, suggesting that...

Early data from venous stent trials “very promising”

Two 2016 Charing Cross Symposium (CX 2016; 26–29 April, London, UK) presentations in the Venous Challenges Main Programme session have demonstrated the value of...

First patients enrolled in RE-COVERY DVT/PE global observational study on management of DVT and...

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the enrolment of the first patient in RE-COVERY DVT/PE, a global observational study on the management of deep vein thrombosis...

Patient enrolment begins for PRESERVE study of retrievable inferior vena cava filters

Researchers have activated the first 10 medical sites and enrolled the first nine patients in a study that will determine the safety and effectiveness...

Low rates of major bleeding seen in pivotal trial of rivaroxaban for deep vein...

Bayer and its development partner Janssen Pharmaceuticals presented results from two real world studies—the non-interventional XALIA study in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
Venous News for specialists

Real world ETNA registries of new once-daily edoxaban commence in Europe

The first patient has been enrolled in ETNA-AF-Europe (Edoxaban treatment in routine clinical practice – atrial fibrillation – Europe), and ETNA-VTE-Europe (Edoxaban treatment in...

NICE publishes final guidance on the use of Eliquis (apixaban) to treat DVT and...

As part of a 90-day implementation plan, the NHS now has three months for apixaban to be made available to patients in England and Wales whose doctors believe it is a clinically appropriate treatment for them.
Venous News for specialists

Use of vena cava filter does not reduce risk of recurrent blood clot for...

Observational studies show a sharp increase in the placement of inferior vena cava filters over the past three decades, including their use as add-on therapy to anticoagulant therapy in patients presenting with a blood clot.

Preliminary data suggest VenaTech convertible filter is a safe and effective temporary filter

Early data from a multicentre, single-arm study that set out to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel approach to inferior vena cava...
Venous News for specialists

Endobronchial forceps effective in retrieval of tip-embedded inferior vena cava filters

Leaving the devices in place risks filter fracture or symptoms from penetration of filter components outside of the vein into adjacent structures, increased risk of new blood clots in the legs, and other complications.

First patient enrolled in US study of Novate’s Sentry IVC filter

Novate Medical has announced that Souheil Saddekni, professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, has enrolled the first patient in the SENTRY IDE study.

Secondary analysis of AMPLIFY-EXT examining predictors of hospitalisation presented at ESC congress

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer have announced results of a pre-specified secondary analysis of the Eliquis phase 3 AMPLIFY-EXT trial (Apixaban after the initial management...

More bleeding with catheter-directed thrombolysis than with standard anticoagulation in deep vein thrombosis

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found no difference in mortality rates between deep vein thrombosis patients...

Multicentre study evaluates method to improve retrieval rate of inferior vena cava filters

The Heart and Vascular Outcomes Research Institute (HVORI) is collaborating with a number of medical centres to launch the iRetrieve study aimed to improve...

Pradaxa gains EU approval

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment and prevention of recurrence of deep...

Cook Medical begins two studies on inferior vena cava filters

Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava filters. The first...

Edoxaban evaluated in two subgroup analyses of East Asian patients from the largest comparative...

Daiichi Sankyo announced late-breaking data from two pre-specified subgroup analyses of East Asian patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism enrolled in two...

ULTIMA trial results published in Circulation

EKOS Corporation announced on 20 January 2014 the publication of the results of its ULTIMA (Ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis of pulmonary embolism) trial in Circulation....

Option Elite retrievable vena cava filter receives FDA clearance for a new over-the-wire delivery...

Argon Medical Devices announced that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing the Option Elite retrievable inferior...
Venous News for specialists

First commercial implantations of Crux vena cava filter announced

The double helical, symmetrical design of the Crux device helps prevent filter tilt, as the helical design self-centres automatically within the vena cava upon deployment. The device offers the Bi-Trieval option of retrieval via either the jugular or femoral vein.

Increasing filter retrieval rates should be a priority

By Brian G DeRubertis   Surgical caval interruption for prevention of fatal pulmonary embolisation had been performed since the 1950s, though the modern era of pulmonary...

New rotational pharmacomechanical thrombectomy device promising for deep vein thrombosis

A new rotational thrombectomy device is safe and effective in the treatment of acute and subacute deep vein thrombosis in a single session of...

New anticoagulant edoxaban shows less bleeding than warfarin in Hokusai-VTE

Results from the Hokusai-VTE study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress have shown that the oral anticoagulant edoxaban was non-inferior to...
Venous News for specialists

CT is the best imaging modality for deep vein thrombosis

Gerard O'Sullivan, Galway, Ireland, CX35 delegates that computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and CT venography are his preferred imaging modalities.

“Filter or no filter” during percutaneous endovenous intervention for deep vein thrombosis

By Mohsen Sharifi Percutaneous endovenous intervention (PEVI) is increasingly being used in the treatment of massive lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. It utilises a variety...
Venous News for specialists

PREFER in VTE European registry enrols first patient

Daiichi Sankyo Europe announced the enrolment of the first patient into the PREFER in VTE (Prevention of thromboembolic events – European registry in venous...

Vascular News Issue 57 – January 2013 USA Edition

Highlights:-Initial experience of total endovascular arch aneurysm exclusion is "encouraging"-Stroke associated with a threefold increased future mortality in CREST-Advances in drug therapy for the...

Vascular News Issue 57 – January 2013

Highlights: -Initial experience of total endovascular arch aneurysm exclusion is "encouraging" -Stroke associated with a threefold increased future mortality in CREST -Advances in drug...
Venous News for specialists

Volcano Corporation to acquire Crux Biomedical

On 3 December, Volcano Corporation announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Crux Biomedical, developer of the Crux VCF System―an inferior vena cava...

New developments in retrievable inferior vena cava filters reviewed

The new Crux inferior vena cava filter can be implanted and retrieved safely and shows a low rate of pulmonary embolism, Anthony J Comerota,...
Venous News for specialists

FDA clears first ever bi-directionally retrievable vena cava filter from Crux Biomedical

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Crux Biomedical’s inferior vena cava filter with bi-directional retrieval for the prevention of pulmonary embolism....

Ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis of acute iliofemoral vein thrombosis remains safe

The use of ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis to treat acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis continues to be feasible and safe, according to a study presented...

FDA grants priority review for rivaroxaban supplemental new drug application for the treatment DVT...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has assigned a priority review designation to the supplemental new drug applications (sNDAs) filed on 2 May...
Venous News for specialists

NICE clinical guideline set to save lives by improving the diagnosis and management of...

New guidance published on 27 June 2012 by the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) aims to reduce the current high...

Angel Catheter is CE-marked

BiO2 Medical has announced that it has received CE mark approval for the Angel Catheter, a nitinol inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, permanently attached...

Scottish Medicines Consortium accepts rivaroxaban for NHS use in two new indications in Scotland

The anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Bayer HealthCare, Xarelto) has been accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use in eligible patients within NHS Scotland in...
Venous News for specialists

Bioconvertible inferior vena cava filter could eliminate retrieval and complications

David Rosenthal, clinical professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, and chief of Vascular Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, USA, presented data...

Charles McCollum

Charles McCollum, University of Manchester, UK, became consultant and senior lecturer in Surgery at the Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK, in 1983, aged 32....
Venous News for specialists

A new low-dose alteplase to restore patency to occluded central venous access devices is...

Boehringer Ingelheim launched Actilyse Cathflo 2mg, a low-dose vial of the thrombolytic alteplase. Actilyse Cathflo 2mg is used to restore the patency of central venous access devices, including those used in haemodialysis.
Venous News for specialists

Venous day at CX 31

Dr Nick Morrison will open the CX Venous Day, on Tuesday 7 April, with a talk on foam sclerotherapy.
Venous News for specialists

Management of deep vein thrombosis

DVT, other than that triggered by trauma or surgery, is now considered to be a chronic disease with a high risk of recurrence.
Venous News for specialists

‘Rapid lysis’ technique could potentially change DVT treatment

Results at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, in Seattle, WA, Dr Mark J Garcia.
Venous News for specialists

Endovenous laser vs RF: Long-term results

Comparing the long term results of endovenous laser and endovenous RFA Therapy

Use of IVUS to optimise outcomes in venous stenting

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging technology provides the current gold standard technique for detection and characterisation of venous disease, Erin Murphy writes. In this article,...
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