FDA approves Wayne company's dissection repair device

The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval to Intact's Vascular's Tack Endovascular System on Monday. The Tack Endovascular System is a dissection repair device implanted in angioplasty patients with peripheral arterial disease. Dissections occur when the inflation of an angioplasty balloon, and the resulting mechanical stress, injures vessels. "Post-angioplasty dissections can significantly imp act patient outcomes," said Dr. William Gray, the president of the Lankenau Heart Institute…
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s J Abstract This review article summarizes the epidemiology of vascular injuries during urologic surgery and discusses intraoperative strategies to control bleedings. Techniques of vascular approaches (arteries and veins) are discussed and tricks for vascular repair are explained. Generally, vascular injuries during urologic surgery are rare. However, hemorrhage due to vascular injury is a common cause of critical morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period. Susceptibility to vascular complications such as oncological debulking and revision surgery increase risk for damage. As vascular injuries range...
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
AbstractAortic coarctation is a common congenital heart defect that often requires correction at a young age. Currently, success is defined by the achievement of a durable repair with low morbidity and mortality. We sought to systematically review the literature on risk factors for recoarctation and mortality in infants submitted to aortic arch coarctation repair under 1  year of age. PubMed and Scopus were searched for studies reporting risk factors for recoarctation and mortality from January 1989 to August 2019. Among the 1038 retrieved articles, 18 met the inclusion criteria, with a total of 2891 patients. The ext...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells 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: Stent graft seems to perform better than plain balloon angioplasty in terms of saving thrombosed or failing AVGs. However, this network meta-analysis was limited by the lack of closed loops and thus unable to assess consistency between direct and indirect evidence. The efficacy of DEBs as a promising treatment deserves further investigation and new RCTs are required. PMID: 31706740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
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Authors: Giannopoulos S, Armstrong EJ Abstract Introduction: Femoropopliteal lesions account for a significant proportion of endovascular interventions for peripheral artery disease. In this manuscript we review the literature on the application of newly approved devices in the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions at this segment. Areas covered: New drug-coating technologies provide sustained drug-eluting over time and better scaffolds are more resistant to the increased biomechanical stress at the femoropopliteal segment. Thus, the newer drug-eluting stents (i.e.Eluvia®), nitinol interwoven stents (i.e.Supera&...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
This study sought to assess exercise capacity and blood pressure response in asymptomatic patients long-term after CoA repair in relation to left ventricular and vascular function. Twenty-two CoA patients (age 30  ± 10.6 years) with successful surgical repair (n = 12) or balloon angioplasty (n = 10) between 3 months and 16 years of age with a follow-up of >  10 years underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing at a mean follow-up of 23.9 years. Exercise capacity (peak oxygen uptake; VO2peak) and blood pressure response were compared t...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractRisk of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction following repair of anomalous right upper pulmonary veins in children is unclear. The incidence and outcome of subclinical obstruction remained unknown. Retrospective single institutional study (07/1993 –02/2017) in a pediatric population (N = 42, median age 3.9-year, range 0.1–15.3 years). 33 (79%) children had repair without SVC translocation (“non-Warden”) and 9 (21%) had Warden-type surgery. Echocardiographic SVC obstruction was defined as (I) turbulent flow across SVC and (II) continuous flow pattern without return to b ase...
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite the invasiveness, direct atrial outflow procedures remain a valid alternative in carefully selected patients with adequate cardiopulmonary reserve. PMID: 31188045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
AbstractAn extremely low birth weight infant (810  g) was born with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries accompanied by pulmonary overcirculation, which eventually resulted in intestinal hypoperfusion and focal intestinal perforation from the very early stage of life. Based on the echographic f indings, we performed banding operations twice to regulate the pulmonary blood flow on day 2 and day 9. At 6 months of age, a definitive repair simultaneous with unifocalization of major aortopulmonary collateral arteries was performed. At 1 year of age, the right ...
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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