Medtronic's Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System Garners Both FDA and CE Mark Approvals

Only three weeks ago, Medtronic's Valiant Navion ™ Thoracic Stent Graft System received FDA approval. Today, the company announced that its low profile device now has been approved for the CE Mark in Europe as well. According to Medtronic, this lower profile stent graft, which was eight years in the making, now makes it possible to use as a trea tment in the broadest possible patient population, especially in those whose anatomy would not permit thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), such as patients with narrower or more curved iliac arteries, most commonly female.
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We describe several cases where IVL was applied successfully and present additional cases that may have benefitted from the use of this technology. PMID: 30825317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Guidelines recommend routine patching after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on the basis of a lower restenosis rate and presumed lower procedural stroke rate than with primary repair. Underlying evidence is based on studies performed decades ago with perioperative care that significantly differed from current standards. Recent studies raise doubt about routine patching and have suggested that a more selective approach to patch closure (PAC) might be noninferior for procedural safety and long-term stroke prevention.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announced new data supporting the long-term durability, safety, and efficacy of the Valiant ™ Captivia™ thoracic stent graft system for the treatment of blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI). The presentation by Himanshu J. Patel, M.D., University of Michigan Department of Cardiac Surgery at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, was the first and only five-year industry-issued dataset ever reported for patients with aortic transections undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).
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ConclusionThese initial results demonstrated that DHI is effective in alleviating endothelial injury and promoting endothelial repair through enhancing EPCs mobilization and revealed the effect feature and possible mechanisms of DHI in mobilizing EPCs.Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Li X, Dardik A, Guo R, Zhang W, Xiang Y, Li S, Liu D, Shu C Abstract Background: Pericardial patches are frequently used in vascular surgery to close arteriotomies. The early healing of these patches is mediated by attraction of CD34 and ephrinB2-positive cells. Atorvastatin is a commonly used statin drug that promotes healing of cardiovascular injury. We hypothesized that atorvastatin attracts ephrinB2-positive cells by regulating the microRNA140-ADAM10-ephrinB2 pathway during patch healing in the arterial environment. Methods: Pericardial patches were used to close an infra-renal aortic arteriotomy in Wi...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
ConclusionDuring EVAR and PTA procedures, primary operator ’s organs are exposed to considerable radiation doses. Occupational radiation exposure can be reduced significantly with the proper use of a radioprotective drape.
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study explored the potential of hemodynamic disturbances and geometric features to predict long-term carotid restenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Thirteen CEA for carotid diameter stenosis> 70% were performed with patch graft (PG) angioplasty in nine cases, and primary closure (PC) in four cases. MRI acquisitions within one month after CEA were used for hemodynamic and geometric characterization. Personalized computational hemodynamic simulations quantified the exposure to low and oscillatory wall shear stress (WSS). Geometry was characterized in terms of flare (the expansion at the bulb) and tortu...
Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2018Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Aysha Husain, Aly Alsanei, Mohammed Tahir, Ziad Dahdouh, Zohair AlHalees, Ali AlMasoodAbstractThe left circumflex (LCX) artery is located close to the mitral valve (MV), making it susceptible to injury during MV surgery. We are reporting our experience in the diagnosis and management of this complication. We retrospectively reviewed our surgical and coronary angiography databases for patients with documented LCX artery injury during MV surgery between January 2000 and December 2016. The complication was associated wi...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2018Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Aysha Husain, Aly Alsanei, Mohammed Tahir, Ziad Dahdouh, Zohair AlHalees, Ali AlMasoodAbstractThe left circumflex (LCX) artery is located close to the mitral valve (MV), making it susceptible to injury during MV surgery. We are reporting our experience in the diagnosis and management of this complication. We retrospectively reviewed our surgical and coronary angiography databases for patients with documented LCX artery injury during MV surgery between January 2000, and December 2016. The complication was associated w...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): P. Blanc, N. Berjeb, V. Siam Tsieu, A. Boussuges, S. MaunierIntroductionIron deficiency is common in patients with heart failure and its diagnosis using serum ferritin and transferrin saturation is recommended.PurposeThe aim of this preliminary prospective study was to evaluate the prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) with reduced Left-Ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), admitted in cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in Reunion Island.MethodsSixty-one HF patients with LVEF (
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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