Study of VentureMed ’ s Flex catheter begins in Switzerland

Vascular-focused device developer VentureMed said yesterday that it has launched another study of its Flex dynamic scoring catheter, this one to measure how open patients’ blood vessels remain 12 months after treatment. The prospective, single arm, non-randomized study in Switzerland will enroll up to 150 patients whose superficial femoral and popliteal arteries were scored by the Flex system before drug-eluting balloon angioplasty. Flex creates long, parallel, linear micro-incisions in all plaque-lined arteries. Dr. Daniel Périard and Dr. Rolf Engelberger, both of the angiology department at HFR- Hôpital Cantonal Fribourg, are the primary investigator and co-investigator of the BELONG study, which stands for BEnefit of arterial vessel preparation by LONGitudinal micro-incisions. “We believe preparing arterial vessels by delivering parallel longitudinal micro-incisions with the Flex system prior to drug-coated balloon angioplasty has the potential to demonstrate long-term clinical benefits for patients,” Periard said in a prepared statement. “Our early results have shown that arterial vessel preparation with the Flex system resulted in improved lumen expansion and vessel compliance after drug-coated balloon angioplasty, with a corresponding reduction in the rate of dissection.” “VentureMed Group is honored that such an accomplished group of interventionalists at an outstanding medical center in Switzerland will b...
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CONCLUSIONS: The factors related to patency differed depending on the treating modality. The findings suggest that IVUS is a useful tool for predicting patency because it can provide a more accurate evaluation after EVT for femoropopliteal lesions. PMID: 32581151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
We report the results of transcranial ultrasound monitoring in three patients with intracranial arterial stenosis of the middle cerebral artery treated with the only drug-eluting balloon certificated for intracranial use in highly symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis, ELUTAX "3" (AR Baltic Medical). We performed transcranial Doppler ultrasounds 24 h, 72 h, 10 days, 15 days and 30 days after the angioplasty, thereby measuring mean flow velocity (MFV) in the maximum stenosis area in patients with symptomatic steno-occlusive disease of the middle cerebral artery treated with ELUTAX "3". Two patients ...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
AbstractPaclitaxel has a potentially beneficial effect on atherosclerotic plaque volume reduction; however, data about plaque volume reduction in real-world practice are scarce. We herein report a case whose plaque volume of superficial femoral artery was analyzed using high-definition intravascular ultrasound just after endovascular treatment using drug-coated balloon and at 6  months after the procedure. From analysis using a quantitative intravascular ultrasound analysis system, the lumen volume was enlarged (from 2909.2 to 4944.1 mm3) as a result of not only vessel volume enlargement (from 7242.0 to 8296.3 &n...
Source: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsDrug-coated balloon angioplasty resulted in superior survival of dysfunctional peripheral vascular access at 6 and 12  months, but this result was not statistically significant. Both arms show equivalent complications and similar mortality.Level of EvidenceLevel Ia, therapeutic study, RCT. EBM ratings will be based on a scale of 1-5.
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions EUS-guided PG using a small-caliber guidewire, 4F angioplasty balloon, and reverse 3F single pigtail stents offers a safe and atraumatic alternative without use of cautery. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
ConclusionInterarterial segment stenting appears feasible and safe. More important population and longer follow-up are needed to include this approach in a future management algorithm for patients with ANOCOR.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: OCT-guided RA for calcified coronary lesions resulted in larger percent stent expansion compared to IVUS-guided RA. OCT-guided RA may be ideal for treating calcified coronary lesions. PMID: 31845895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe following case report describes the AV spear technique for percutaneous deep venous arterialization. After an ultrasound survey was performed to find the puncture point adjacent to the ankle joint where the posterior tibial vein (PTV) runs superficially to the posterior tibial artery (PTA), percutaneous penetration of the PTV and PTA was conducted. Then a microguidewire was inserted from the distal puncture site into the PTA and advanced into the arterial sheath, establishing a through-and-through wire. A microcatheter was then advanced antegradely over the through-and-through wire. After removing the wire, a h...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Urethroplasty with a balloon catheter constitutes a promising option of prenatal treatment for fetuses with PUVs By restoring fetal micturition the procedure can preserve normal urinary bladder and kidney function. Although the data are sparse about its efficacy and the potential to differentiate the etiology of LUTO, undoubtedly the significant advantage of this method is its safety for the fetus and the mother. Even diagnosed later with renal insufficiency, children after fetal balloon urethroplasty may be eligible for eventual postnatal transplantation to their own bladder without the need for urostomy form...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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