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Venclose Maven earns FDA clearance to treat incompetent perforator veins

Venous News for specialists
Venclose recently announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for Venclose Maven, a novel radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter for minimally invasive treatment...

Three-year VIVO results back “continued safety and effectiveness” of Zilver Vena...

VIVO
Three-year results of the VIVO clinical study support the continued safety and effectiveness of the Zilver Vena venous stent (Cook Medical) in the treatment...

Five-year, single-centre VenaSeal outcomes for symptomatic saphenous incompetence revealed

VenaSeal
Morwan Bahi (Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand) presented five-year results of a retrospective, observational, single-centre study detailing outcomes for all patients with symptomatic...

Positive data for the EkoSonic endovascular system presented at VIVA 2021

EkoSonic
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...

Thrombolex announces interim RESCUE results at VIVA 2021

Thrombolex bashir
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...

European College of Phlebology: Supporting phlebology in Europe

Venous News for specialists
This article is sponsored by the European College of Phlebology. It is a fact that the incidence of venous disease is rising; currently, 25% of...

Koya Medical receives FDA clearance for Dayspring Lite

Koya Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Dayspring Lite treatment for lymphoedema and venous disease. Unlike traditional...

Similar patency rates for endovascular and hybrid approaches to CVOs extending...

Houman Jalaie endovascular
In a comparison of endovascular versus hybrid treatment of chronic venous obstructions (CVOs) involving the confluence of the common femoral vein, researchers have found...

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

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...

Randomised study compares bare and radial fibres in EVLA

A single-centre, prospective, randomised trial suggests that endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) using a 1470nm laser with a bare fibre (BF) provided outcomes in the...

FDA approves first trial with Theraclion’s Sonovein therapy for varicose veins...

Theraclion has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first trial with Sonovein in the USA. After this clinical trial, a...

LSO Medical announces CE mark approval of Lumeseal laser for treatment...

LSO Medical has announced CE mark approval of its newest generation endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) SnakeBack assisted system, the Lumeseal laser platform. Designed to...

Boston Scientific announces agreement to acquire Devoro Medical

Today, Boston Scientific announced an agreement to acquire Devoro Medical, developer of the Wolf thrombectomy platform. The non-console and lytic-free Wolf technology targets and...

Thrombolex announces attendance at The VEINS and VIVA

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

“The future is very bright for venous valve replacement”

The progress of two “promising” new devices in the venous valve replacement space were outlined during a special session at the Society for Vascular...

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

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

Towards new horizons: ESVS president introduces hybrid 35th Annual Meeting

Following an online-only conference in 2020, this year's iteration of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) Annual Meeting will take a hybrid format,...

Durable healing outcomes of Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy highlighted at...

Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc (AOTI) has announced that its multimodality Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy was recently highlighted at multiple leading international clinical conferences...

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

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...

CHEST releases new guidelines for antithrombotic therapy for VTE disease

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) recently released new clinical guidelines for venous thromboembolism (VTE) management, “Antithrombotic therapy for VTE disease: Second update...

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...

Researchers find little benefit to stenting for degree of stenosis in...

A new study suggests that the degree of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-determined iliofemoral venous stenosis does not appear to affect the initial clinical presentation, clinical-etiologic-anatomic-pathophysiological...

Koya Medical secures first reimbursement codes for Dayspring compression system, announces...

Koya Medical recently announced that its wearable, active compression therapy system for lymphoedema—Dayspring—has been issued new billing codes by the Center of Medicare &...

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...

This advertorial, sponsored by BD, is only available in selected countries and geographies. In this case report for Venous News, experts outline the importance...

Philips receives FDA Breakthrough Device designation for laser-assisted IVC filter removal...

Royal Philips today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation for a laser-assisted inferior vena cava (IVC) filter...

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

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...

Transluminal injection of foam sclerotherapy combined with EVLA “safe and feasible”

Transluminal injection of foam sclerotherapy (TLFS) combined with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a safe and feasible procedure that improves venous clinical severity score...

Laser crossectomy: Key takeaways from 2,300 cases over 12 years

Based on findings presented at the 21st European Venous Forum (EVF) Annual Meeting (24–26 June, online), Imre Bihari (A+B Clinic, Budapest, Hungary) speaks to...

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

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...

Fist Assist Devices announces US distribution deal and sales launch

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Fist Assist Devices has announced a two-year affiliation with Airos Medical to commercialise and launch sales of the Fist Assist FA-1 device in the...

Surmodics builds thrombectomy portfolio with acquisition of Vetex Medical

Surmodics recently announced that it has acquired privately-held Vetex Medical Limited. The Galway, Ireland-based medical device developer and manufacturer has focused exclusively on venous...

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

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...

Iliac vein stenting for chronic venous obstruction “significantly” improves venous disease-specific...

Venous disease-specific quality of life (QoL), as measured by the VEINES (Venous insufficiency epidemiological and economic study)-QoL/Sym, improves significantly after iliac vein stenting for...

Thrombolex receives enhanced indication for use from the FDA

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

Janssen submits new drug application to US FDA for Xarelto (rivaroxaban)...

reduced hospital time and costs Xarelto
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson recently announced it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the US Food and Drug...

Adjunctive compression to standard prophylaxis for postoperative VTE shows benefit in...

kirill lobastov
Among patients with a Caprini score of ≥11 who received standard prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE), adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) resulted in a...

Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants to treat...

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

CLOUT registry: Inari Medical announces positive interim results from first 250...

Inari Medical today announced "strongly positive" interim results from the first 250 deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients enrolled in the CLOUT (ClotTriever outcomes) registry....

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

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...

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,...

Study launched to assess blood clot prediction model for paediatric patients

Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville, USA) has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying paediatric...

FDA clears Koya Medical’s Dayspring compression system for lower extremities

Koya Medical announced today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its active compression therapy system Dayspring for...

Boston Scientific and BD initiate venous stent recalls

Boston Scientific and BD have both initiated recalls of venous stents. According to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device recall notice...

One-year outcomes from PROMISE I US study of LimFlow system published

LimFlow SA recently announced the publication of 12-month data from the full patient cohort in its PROMISE I study of the LimFlow percutaneous deep...

Recent advances in VTE management provide much-needed clarity, but more needs...

Manjit Gohel (Cambridge, UK) and Stephen Black (London, UK) write that several recent advances in the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) have provided clarity...

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

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...

What an interventionalist needs to know about DOACs in 2021

The publication of positive new data and a need to minimise hospital visits during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a general trend towards using...

Towards universal adoption: Development of the AVF and SVS EHIT guidelines

While various treatment regimens for the “unique complication” of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) following endovenous ablation have been developed, Lowell S Kabnick tells Venous...

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...

Marathon Medical wins inclusion of the Geko device on its Veterans...

geko OnPulse
Sky Medical Technology has announced the inclusion of its flagship product, the Geko device, on a US Veterans Health Administration (VA) Federal Supply Schedule...

First US patent issues on Hancock Jaffe VenoValve

Hancock Jaffe Laboratories has revealed that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the first patent covering the company's VenoValve. The...

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...

IVUS use in venous procedures improves stent patency

A recent study on iliac vein stenting showed better short- and mid-term patency rates when intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was utilised prior to stent deployment...

High thrombotic risk in cancer patients receiving immunotherapy

cancer patient
According to a recent study, patients with cancer under immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy are at high risk of thromboembolism, especially venous thromboembolism (VTE). Furthermore,...

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....

Outpatient-based warfarin monitoring programme safely adapts to COVID-19 challenges

Faced with a need to limit hospital visits and conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of COVID-19, an 11-centre, hospital-based anticoagulation monitoring...

Researchers recommend national registries address geographical variation in DVT guideline implementation

A new review concludes that the implementation of clinical guidelines for the management of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) varies among countries, from...

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...

Study on ELVeS Radial varicose vein laser therapy shows excellent long-term...

Long-term results of patients who underwent outpatient laser treatment for varicose veins at the great saphenous vein (GSV) or small saphenous vein (SSV) in...

Vetex Medical announces positive one-year outcomes for ReVene thrombectomy catheter

Vetex Medical has announced positive one-year outcomes from a European clinical study of the ReVene thrombectomy catheter. In patients with iliofemoral vein thrombus, the...

High rate of early reocclusion in patients who require recanalisation of...

A new study has found that patients who require recanalisation of a completely occluded venous outflow tract before stenting have a high rate of...

Analysis finds correlation between GSV length of treatment zone and postablation...

According to a recent study, longer segments of great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux appear to correlate with symptom severity. In addition, researchers noted a...

CX to tackle key controversies in the venous space

Lowell Kabnick (Lake Worth, USA) talks to Venous News ahead of this year’s Charing Cross Symposium (CX), which is being held online 19–22 April. In...

Vetex Medical receives FDA clearance for ReVene thrombectomy catheter

Vetex Medical has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the ReVene thrombectomy catheter. ReVene uses dual-action technology designed to de-clot...

Study suggests Villalta scale may better capture impact of post-thrombotic syndrome...

In a comparison of two clinical scales that assess quality of life (QoL) in post-thrombotic syndrome, Angela Lee (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and colleagues...

Meta-analysis: IVC filters should be considered for certain patients at high...

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...

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

Thrombolex bashir
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...

First patient enrolled in postmarket clinical follow-up study of the BeYond...

The first patient has been enrolled in a postmarket clinical follow-up (PMCF) study of the BeYond venous self-expanding stent system (Bentley), a press release states....

Hancock Jaffe, maker of the VenoValve, completes US$41 million public offering

Hancock Jaffe Laboratories recently announced that it has completed a public offering of its securities, generating approximately US$41.4 million of gross proceeds, prior to...

Review of SVS VQI data reveals “dramatic reduction” in elective venous...

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) venous case volume and registry data entry was “sharply reduced” during the initial phase of...

COMETA trial suggests compression stockings after endothermal ablation advantageous in the...

Roshan Bootun application of compression stockings
Outcomes of the COMETA (Compression following endothermal ablation) study were published in the February edition of Annals of Surgery. The results suggest that wearing...

Bayer receives approval in the UK for Xarelto to treat and...

reduced hospital time and costs Xarelto
Bayer has received approval in the UK for the use of its oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to treat venous thromboembolism (VTE) and...

Long-term data revealed for VICI Venous Stent System

Michael Lichtenberg (Karolinen Hospital, Arnsberg, Germany) details three-year data from the Arnsberg venous registry on the VICI Venous Stent System (Boston Scientific). This video forms...

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

Michael Lichtenberg
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...

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

The VICI Venous Stent System (Boston Scientific) is associated with excellent primary patency rates, with concomitant symptomatic improvement in Clinical-Etiological-Anatomical-Pathophysiological (CEAP) classification, directly after...

IVUS should be considered “essential equipment” in venous interventions, LINC 2021...

“I consider intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to be essential equipment in venous interventions,” Rick de Graaf (Clinic of Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany) told viewers of LINC...

New medical device removes large blood clots in DVT patients

Control Medical Technology recently announced that their US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Control 11F mechanical thrombectomy system has been used to remove large...

New study supports minimally invasive treatments for great saphenous vein incompetence

A large, prospective, single-centre, randomised trial from Spain comparing two open surgical techniques with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat saphenous incompetence found RFA comparable...

Inari Medical announces presentation of positive chronic clot subanalysis results from...

Inari Medical has announced strongly positive interim results of the first 64 chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients enrolled in the ClotTriever outcomes (CLOUT)...

VTE management in COVID-19: “Use evidence-based prophylaxis and enrol patients in...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 patients was a key topic on the agenda of The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional Strategies) session at VIVA 2020...

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...

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...

First ESVS guidelines on venous thrombosis published

The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) has produced a clinical practice guidelines document on the management of venous thrombosis—the first guidelines the society...

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

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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...

DATA study finds thermal aquatic immersion enhances clinical benefits of standardised...

A recent randomised controlled trial shows a potential role for higher density types of thermal water in lower limb volume control and quality of...

Innovation continues in thrombolytic-free thrombectomy

In this article for Venous News, Stephen A Black discusses innovation in the field of thrombolytic-free thrombectomy. He considers "exciting" new developments in mechanical-only...

DIVERSITY trial finds adjusted dabigatran dosing algorithm appropriate for treatment of...

In a recent randomised controlled trial, an age-adjusted, weight-adjusted dabigatran dosing algorithm was found to be appropriate in children under 18 years old with...

VTE-related factors and elevated bleeding risk associated with IVC filter placement...

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...

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...

Vesper Medical announces first enrolment in the VIVID trial

Vesper Medical recently announced initiation of its US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) study—VIVID (Venous stent for the iliofemoral vein investigational...

Monitoring interface pressure “essential” during compression therapy, study suggests

Fedor Lurie
In a study of interface pressure changes under compression bandages, Junjie Ning, Fedor Lurie (both Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, USA), and colleagues found that...

Zilver Vena venous self-expanding stent now available in the USA

Zilver Vena
Cook Medical has announced that their Zilver Vena venous self-expanding stent is now commercially available to physicians in the USA. Zilver Vena is a self-expanding...

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

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...

Inari Medical announces presentation of 30-day follow-up results from first patients...

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...

Varixio Pod Air earns CE mark approval as medical device

Vascular Barcelona Devices (VB Devices) recently announced that its Varixio Pod Air product received CE mark approval as a Class 1s medical device. Varixio...

VELTAS document sets out “international standard” for triage of venous patients...

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...

PROMISE I: LimFlow system enables vast majority of patients to avoid...

LimFlow SA has announced the presentation of one-year data from the full patient cohort in its PROMISE I study of the LimFlow percutaneous deep...

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

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,...

Compression garments that do not compress the foot and heel area...

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An off-label randomised controlled trial (RCT) has found that an investigational stocking, which has no compression in the foot or heel area, is significantly...

RCT finds addition of aquatic activity to chronic venous insufficiency treatment...

Results of the ATLANTIS (Aquatic therapy to lower adverse consequences of venous thrombosis and insufficiency) randomised controlled trial (RCT) show that the addition of...

Medtronic Abre stent receives US FDA approval to treat venous outflow...

Medtronic today announced it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Abre venous self-expanding stent system. This device is indicated...

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

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....

BAS Vein Treatment Masterclasses take off

The BAS (British Association of Sclerotherapists) interactive Masterclass Series kicked off on 8 October with three experts from the world of vascular surgery sharing...

Zilver Vena venous self-expanding stent receives FDA approval to market in...

Zilver Vena
Cook Medical today announced that the Zilver Vena received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) in the USA. The product is...

Systematic review finds high risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary...

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...

Comparable risk of recurrent VTE between patients with unprovoked VTE and...

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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...

AVF schedules education series for trainees, early-career practitioners

The American Venous Forum (AVF) is to stage a four-part series of educational sessions aimed at residents, fellows, and early-career practitioners in vascular surgery,...

Intracranial haemorrhage rare in patients treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis for proximal...

In a recent nationwide study of observational data from the USA, intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) was found to be rare among deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...

Concomitant and staged varicose tributary interventions are both safe and effective...

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis compared the outcomes of both concomitant and staged superficial varicose tributary (SVT) interventions as an adjunct to endovenous...

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)...

Braided as compared with laser-cut nitinol stents achieve favourable primary patency...

In a recent analysis of 150 patients with post-thrombotic syndrome included in the Swiss and Arnsberg venous stent registries, braided as compared with laser-cut...

Study finds US incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis is on the...

A new analysis has found that the incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in the USA is higher than previously reported and has increased...

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

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

Venovo venous stent system nominated for Prix Galien award

The Venovo venous stent system from BD has been revealed as one of the 2020 50th Annual Prix Galien USA award nominees in the...

Study finds 3D computed tomography venogram is a useful diagnostic tool...

A recently-published study concludes that three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography venogram (CTV) enables accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with symptomatic chronic iliofemoral venous...

Study finds death rates from PE have been rising over the...

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

RCT: Technical success rates of mechanochemical ablation are inferior to thermal...

Three-year results of a randomised controlled trial reveal that, while mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) is a “feasible treatment option” in an outpatient setting, its technical...

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

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

DOACs show promise over heparin injections in meta-analysis comparing cancer-associated VTE...

cancer patient
A recent meta-analysis found that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) appear to be a “reasonable alternative” to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for the treatment...

Compression after radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins “adds no clinical benefit”

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A randomised controlled trial has found that clinical and patient-reported outcomes following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of varicose veins with compression are no better than...

Bentley enters venous world with launch and first-in-man of BeYond stent

Bentley has announced receipt of the CE mark for its BeYond venous self-expanding stent system. The company will initially launch the stent to an...

PolarityTE announces positive top-line data from interim analysis of SkinTE diabetic...

PolarityTE have announced positive results from a protocol-specified interim analysis of the first 50 patients enrolled in a multicentre randomised controlled trial evaluating treatment...

COVID-19 associated VTE: International thrombosis community urge WHO to act

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), on behalf of the international thrombosis community, have called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to...

Rivaroxaban associated with reduced risk of recurrent VTE versus warfarin in...

Olivia S Costa
In a study evaluating rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Bayer) versus warfarin for the treatment and prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with obesity, results...

Study reports low rates of bleeding and VTE after 12 months...

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...

AHA and ISTH release joint statement on future VTE research priorities

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released a joint scientific statement identifying the top five priorities for...

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

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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...

Women are at a higher risk of iliac vein stent failure

A recent study on iliac vein stenting showed lower long-term patency rates for women when compared to their male counterparts. The data were presented...

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...

ABRE study meets primary safety and effectiveness endpoints

Medtronic has announced the first-ever results from the ABRE clinical study assessing the safety and effectiveness of the investigational Abre venous self-expanding stent system...

Venous News 14 – June 2020

In this issue: Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery (p. 1) CX 2020 LIVE brings superficial venous thrombosis...

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,...

VisionQuest Biomedical and The University of New Mexico combine artificial intelligence...

VisionQuest Biomedical and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine have been awarded a three-year US$3 million grant from the National Institute of...

New study shows COVID-19 causes severe blood vessel damage

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, causes severe damage to blood...

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

Michael Lichtenberg
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...

CX 2020 LIVE to flag latest guidelines and stent durability in...

Manj Gohel (Cambridge, UK), who is also a member of the CX Venous Executive Board, welcomes you to CX 2020 LIVE, which will include...

American Heart Association issues call to action to prevent VTE in...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable hospital death in the USA and worldwide. A new policy statement by the American Heart...

Positive two-year data from ALPS registry of LimFlow system published

LimFlow SA today announced publication of positive two-year data from the ALPS registry of the LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialisation (pDVA) system. Results were...

Geko device represents an alternative to IPC devices during COVID-19

geko OnPulse
Sky Medical Technology highlights a publication on 5 May 2020 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis showing the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in...

The future of IVUS based therapies for venous leg ulcers

VIVO
Writing for Venous News, Paul Gagne considers the future of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) based therapies for venous leg ulcers (VLUs). He concludes that while...

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...

Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after...

compression
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...

FDA clears Aspire MAX mechanical thrombectomy system

Control Medical Technology has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Aspire MAX 7 – 11F mechanical thrombectomy...

A Deeper Dive into the Venovo™ Venous Stent System

Venovo venous stent
The venous space continues to evolve in the United States, and many physicians are learning how to navigate through the challenges of the venous...

A Deeper Dive into the Venovo™ Venous Stent System

Venous News talks with Gerard O'Sullivan, FSIR, FEBIR, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland. This article is supported by BD Interventional. Disclosures: Dr. Gerard O'Sullivan reports...

New study addresses thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19
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...

2020 update to CEAP classification system and reporting standards published

Fedor Lurie
A 2020 update on the Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology (CEAP) classification system and reporting standards, authored by Fedor Lurie (Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, USA; University of Michigan,...

AVF releases white paper on considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of...

The COVID-19 subcommittee of the American Venous Forum (AVF) has issued a white paper on considerations in prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)...

COVID-19: Reflections on VTE, patient risk assessment, and therapeutic challenges

Joseph A Caprini considers venous thromboemolism (VTE), patient risk assessment, and therapeutic challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, concluding that "accurate thrombosis...

COVID-19: what will be the fallout for patients with venous disease?

Manj Gohel, Stephen Black and Alun Davies consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with venous disease. They conclude: "Once the acute...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up...

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing...

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...

CX 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Charing Cross (CX) Symposium that was due to take place next month in London, UK, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  In full,...

FDA grants de novo clearance to Bluegrass Vascular for Surfacer system

bluegrass vascular trial results
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a de novo classification order for its...

XableCath crossing catheters have received CE mark for peripheral use

XableCath has announced that its XableCath Crossing catheters have received CE mark for peripheral use. Its crossing devices will be available for sale in...

Biolitec reveals new ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro laser fibre for severely...

ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro laser fibre
Biolitec has announced the addition of another laser fibre to its ELVeS Radial 2ring laser fibre range. The ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro enables the...

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

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

Bluegrass Vascular announce publication of positive clinical results of Surfacer system

bluegrass vascular trial results
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular) has announced the publication of positive results associated with the clinical use of the Surfacer Inside-Out access catheter system...

PIUR Imaging launches wireless tomographic ultrasound system

PIUR Imaging has launched a portable version of its tomographic ultrasound system to the European market. The new CE-marked PIUR tUS Infinity is a...

The optimal pathway for acute deep vein thrombosis treatment involves identification,...

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...

Ramesh Tripathi

Having worked as a vascular surgeon and venous specialist in several different countries and continents, Ramesh Tripathi has a wide-ranging experience and storied career. He...

Choosing compression to heal venous leg ulceration

Venous leg ulcer with Una Adderley
There is a robust evidence base to support the use of compression therapy for healing venous leg ulceration and for preventing ulcer recurrence. The most...

Intraluminal narrowing as a predicting factor for stent occlusion

A recent study which set out to investigate the usefulness of duplex ultrasound in monitoring stent changes over time, concludes that stent occlusion is related...

Worse outcomes in peripartum compared to non-pregnant women stented for DVT

Venous News for specialists
Peripartum women with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis and venous stenting had significantly increased rates of reintervention and loss of stent patency...

Use of diode laser to treat venous malformations effective and safe...

Venous News for specialists
A report of an eight-year experience using diode laser for the treatment of congenital diffuse venous malformations, has shown the modality to be effective...

MOCAP linked with improved quality of life and fewer reinterventions for...

Venous News for specialists
A study presented at the European Society for Vascular Surgery’s annual meeting (ESVS; 25–28 September, Valencia, Spain) has concluded that mechanochemical ablation with concomitant...