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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)
Title: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

This Device Has Been Around for 20 Years
It comes in different sizes and configurations now, but the Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis, which seals off abdominal aneurysms from inside the aorta, hasn’t changed radically since it was introduced to the European market in 1997. The endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device has been implanted in more than 300,000 patients diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to its manufacturer, W.L. Gore & Associates. Before EVAR, patients with AAA had two options: major surgery to repair the aneurysm or crossed fingers. “The number of patients who were not candidates for surgery really drove ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Implants Design Source Type: news

Endologix touts Japanese collab dev & distro deal, 1st-in-human Ovation Alto trial data
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) this week announced a joint R&D and exclusive distribution deal with Japan Lifeline and released case review results from the 1st-in-human use of its Ovation Alto stent graft designed for endovascular aneurysm repair. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said it inked a deal with Japan Lifeline to jointly invest in development, clinical research and commercialization of novel endovascular stent graft systems for the treatment of thoracic aortic disease. Japan Lifeline will gain exclusive distribution rights to the systems in Japan, while Endologix said it will commercialize the system through its...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Distribution Research & Development Stents Vascular Endologix Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally in prominent ranking
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017 –18 U.S. News and World Report rankings.“UCLA Health is proud to be recognized for providing world-class treatment to patients from greater Los Angeles, across the state and around the globe,” said Johnese Spisso, president ofUCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Our long-standing commitment to excellence ensures that our patients and their families receive the most compassionate, comprehensive care possible...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 26, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Baxter sees shares lift on Street-beating Q1 earnings release Baxter shares have risen today after the medical device company topped expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter earnings results. The Deerfield, Ill.-based c...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 5-year Endurant II AAA registry data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released 5-year data from the Engage global registry study of its Endurant II abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, touting long-term durability and consistent outcomes with the device. Results from the study, which the company claims is the most robust post-market registry of endovascular aortic repairs to date, was presented at the 2017 Charing Cross Symposium in London this week. “Medtronic aims to increase access to treatment for patients with aortic disease. This goal has been reinforced by our commitment to developing robust clinical programs – such as the Engage registry &ndas...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Stent Grafts Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Smokers have higher lifetime risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm
This study adds to the literature by reporting AAA lifetime risk from a community-based cohort with long follow-up,” Tang told Reuters Health by email. The researchers used data from more than 15,000 middle-aged people who were at risk of developing AAA based on an initial assessment between 1987 and 1989. The participants made three subsequent visits for exams and assessments through 1998. Nearly 6,000 people were still alive between 2011 and 2013 and underwent an ultrasound exam at a fifth assessment visit then. Over the 22-year follow-up period, there were 590 diagnosed, ruptured or repaired AAAs. In 2011, the ult...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Vascular Source Type: news

The Ethics of Treating Patients in Pain
Discussion On the surface this call may appear to be a simple back strain or a potential drug seeker. There are multiple points to be considered. First, we should always consider our patients to be critical and let them prove us wrong. In other words, rather than seeing this patient as having just a back problem or seeking drugs, life-threatening conditions such as an abdominal aneurysm must be considered. A thorough evaluation should be completed to help determine the cause of the pain. When the exact cause of pain isn't identifiable in the prehospital setting, treatment should focus on symptoms. This patient doesn't...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Follow-Up Essential After Endovascular AAA Repair Follow-Up Essential After Endovascular AAA Repair
Compared to an open approach, endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) offers early survival benefit but shows inferior late survival, according to UK researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 31, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Does Adding Epidural to General Anesthesia Improve Survival in AAA Repair? Does Adding Epidural to General Anesthesia Improve Survival in AAA Repair?
Combining epidural and general anesthesia for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is associated with improved survival and lower risk of complications, according to a recent study. But the associations may not hold up in the real world, other researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

InSeal Medical wins CE Mark for vascular closure device
InSeal Medical said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its InClosure vascular closure device designed to close large bore arterial punctures. The device is implanted percutaneously and requires no pre-procedure or sheath exchange and features a biodegradable membrane which is coupled to the vessel wall by a thin Nitinol frame, the Israel-based company said. “The InClosure VCD significantly simplified large bore puncture closure which is still one of the last major challenges in TAVR. Based on our growing experience, the InClosure VCD allows for a smoother and safer TAVR procedure without pre...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Regulatory/Compliance InSeal Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

Duke again among top ranked U.S. hospitals
Treatment TermsCancerChildren's healthDigestive disordersEndocrinologyEye careGeriatric medicineHeartInflammatory and immune disordersLung diseaseCOPDNeurological disordersObstetrics and gynecologyOrthopaedicsGeriatricsSpineUrologyNeurosurgery SEO Meta Description Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation ’s best hospitals in U.S. News& World Report ’s 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Author Debbe Geiger Overview Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC is once again ranked among the nation ’s best hospitals inU.S. News& World Report's 2016-...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in California and Los Angeles, No. 5 in U.S.
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica were ranked No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and No. 5 in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual honor roll. The state and local rankings evaluate hospitals’ quality in nine relatively common procedures and treatments: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, care for congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. “By any measure, UCLA Health delivers the highest quality care available,” said John...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lombard touts 5-year Aorfix stent graft data
Lombard Medical Technologies (NSDQ:EVAR) yesterday released 5-year results from the Pythagoras trial of its Aorfix, which aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the stent graft in treating highly angulated aortic necks or tortuous aortoiliac anatomy. A presentation based on data from the study was presented at the 2016 Society for Vascular Surgery’s annual meeting in National Harbor, Maryland this week, the company said. A total of 87% of surviving patients in the 218 patient trial were followed-up with at 5 years, Lombard said, with 60% of angled neck patients showing significant aneurysm sac shrinka...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Lombard Medical Source Type: news

Endovascular Grafts for Abdominal Aortic AneurysmEndovascular Grafts for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
This paper reviews the current best practice and evidence for endovascular aortic repair and stenting in abdominal aortic aneurysm. What issues remain unresolved? European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medtronic touts Endurant AAA graft 4-year data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that 4-year real world data from a subset of patients with challenging anatomy implanted with the Endurant AAA stent graft system showed durable outcomes. The data was presented at the VEITHsymposium in New York City. At 4-years, no differences in IA endoleak rate or AAA diameter increases were found between subsets of patients with short necks and standard necks, the company said, and freedom from aneurysm-related mortality was 99.2% for the short neck cohort and 98.3% for standard length neck patients. “Analysis of the patient cohort from the 4-year global Engage registry i...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Stent Grafts Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Medtronic Touts Four-Year Stent Graft Outcomes
Selected for nearly one of every two endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs globally, the EndurantAAA stent graft system from Medtronic plc continues to maintain durable and consistent outcomes at four years in real world settings, including challenging anatomies, according to a presentation byHence J.M. Verhagen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the opening day of the VEITH symposium in New York City. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Endologix, TriVascular Technologies ink $211m merger
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) and TriVascular Technologies (NSDQ:TRIV) yesterday said they plan to merge in a cash-and-stock deal worth $211 million. If consummated, the deal would unite 2 of the stent graft market’s smaller players. Both companies makes devices for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms; Irvine, Calif.-based Endologix makes 2 lines of stent grants, the Nellix and AFX devices, while Santa Rosa, Calif.-based TriVascular makes the Ovation stent graft. The deal, which values TriVascular at $9.10 per share, calls for TRIV shareholders to receive a to-be-determined combination of ELGX s...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Stent Grafts Endologix Inc. TriVascular Source Type: news

Lombard Medical Names David Milne to Board of Directors
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lombard Medical Inc. (EVAR), a medical device company focused on endovascular aortic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, today announced that medical device executive and investor... Devices, Interventional, PersonnelLombard Medical, Aorfix, abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair May Have Trade-offsEndovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair May Have Trade-offs
Compared with open repair, mortality rates were lower for patients with endovascular repair through the third year of follow-up, when the pattern shifted. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Lombard purchases endograft developer Altura
Lombard Medical Technologies (NSDQ:EVAR) said today it acquired endovascular stent graft developer Altura Medical. Altura develops ultra-low profile endovascular stent graft technology intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, in line with Lombard’s own technologies and their flagship Aorfix endograft. The terms of the transaction between Irvine, Calif.-based Lombard and Silicon Valley-based Altura medical included the issuance of $15 million of Lombard stock at $4 per share, the assumption of $5.5 million in debt and $2.5 million in liabilities and transaction related costs, Lombard said. &...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Stent Grafts Altura Medical Devices Lombard Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Lombard Medical looks to M&A to grow beyond AorFix
Lombard Medical Technologies (NSDQ:EVAR) CEO Simon Hubbert this week said the stent graft maker is looking beyond the abdominal aortic aneurysm repair market, aiming to grow out of being a 1-product company either via acquisition or a distribution deal with a larger medical device company. Discussing Lombard’s 2nd-quarter results July 27, Hubbert referenced the $110 million buyout of Aptus Endosystems by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) last month, observing that the crowded and competitive abdominal aortic aneurysm repair market is driving consolidation. “We believe this environment...
Source: Mass Device - July 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Stent Grafts Lombard Medical Source Type: news

Essential Medical launches Manta device trial
Essential Medical said today it launched a clinical study of its Manta large bore vascular closure device. The Manta system is designed to close large bore punctures following procedures like transcatheter aortic valve replacements, abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs and balloon aortic valvuplasty, the Malvern, Penn.-based company said. Essential Medical said the device is designed to close punctures in less than 1 minute and provides immediate hemostasis. The study will examine patients treated with the Manta device following TAVR procedures, the company said. In initial patients, the Manta device was deployed in less than...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Surgical Essential Medical Devices Source Type: news

Confirmed: Early Benefit for Endovascular AAA Repair Fades with Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term survival in aortic aneurysm patients the same as with open repair (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study
But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term
But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Aortic Aneurysm, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 5-year Endurant AAA stent data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said its Endurant abdominal aortic aneurysm stent is performing well, according to a 5-year follow-up study of the device. The announcement was made at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s annual meeting in Chicago last Saturday. The 5-year, 150-patient study data reported a 99.2% freedom from aneurysm related mortality and an 89% freedom from secondary endovascular interventions, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “The 5-year results from this study reinforce the long-term durability and consistency of the clinical outcomes that vascular specialists around the world have experienced...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Stent Grafts Stents Vascular medtronic Source Type: news

UPDATE: Medtronic reveals stake in Arsenal AAA
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) this week said it took out a stake with an exclusive option to buy in Arsenal Medical subsidiary Arsenal AAA. Arsenal AAA is developing a hemostatic foam and delivery system designed to reduce the chance of endoleaks after the placement of a stent graft to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Arsenal president & CEO Maria Palasis told MassDevice.com that the product is designed “to controllably fill cavities in the presence of blood flow.” Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Medtronic said the deal includes ...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions 480 Biomedical Arsenal AAA Arsenal Medical medtronic Source Type: news

Medtronic reveals stake in Arsenal Medical
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) yesterday said it took out a stake with an option to buy on Arsenal Medical and its hemostatic foam. Arsenals is developing the foam and a delivery system that are designed to reduce the chance of endoleaks after the placement of a stent graft to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Medtronic said the deal includes an option to acquire Arsenal “after the company achieves certain milestones.” Earlier this month, Arsenal and sister company480 Biomedical raised a collective $26 million from a syndicate of backers...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Stent Grafts Arsenal Medical medtronic Source Type: news

Japan approves Lombard Medical's AorFlex delivery device
Japan approves Lombard Medical's AorFlex delivery system for its Aorfix stent graft for its abdominal aortic aneurysm repair device. Japanese Ministry of Health, Lombard Medical Technologies, Medico's Hirata Inc.News Well, Exports, Regulatory/Compliance, Stent Graftsread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Unique aortic aneurysm repair shows promise
A novel, minimally invasive approach appears safe for treating life-threatening aneurysms that occur in the deepest part of the aorta, making it easier for surgeons to repair the aorta without opening the chest and easier for patients to recover, experts report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costs
Researchers have determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common surgical procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass graft and colon resection. The research indicates that reducing emergency surgery for three common procedures by 10 percent could cut $1 billion in health care costs over 10 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costs
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In new findings published online in the journal Annals of Surgery on Dec. 19, 2014, researchers determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common surgical procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass graft and colon resection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lombard Medical Appoints William J. Kullback as Chief Financial Officer
Irvine, Calif. and LONDON, Dec. 1, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lombard Medical, Inc. (EVAR), a medical device company focused on Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), today announced the appointment... Devices, Interventional, PersonnelLombard Medical, abdominal aortic aneurysm (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Procedure to fix radio DJ’s aorta posed high risk to his voice, but UCLA docs came through
Just a few months ago, Sandy “The Sandman” Fagin, a disc jockey with Laguna Beach’s KX-93.5 FM and a voiceover actor, was living with a ticking time bomb — a tennis ball–sized aneurysm near his heart that was threatening to burst. Because of the aneurysm’s location, a rare two-part surgery was recommended at UCLA. But the first procedure carried a surprising risk: It could damage his voice, as it involved rerouting the blood flow from his neck’s carotid arteries, which are in close proximity to the delicate vocal cord nerves. The 40-year radio veteran developed the aneurysm as a co...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aptus Endosystems Appoints Dr. Bart E. Muhs as Chief Medical Officer
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company pioneering solutions to enhance aneurysm repair, today announced that it has appointed Bart Edward Muhs, M.D., Ph.D. to the position of Chief Medic... Devices, Cardiology, Surgery, PersonnelAptus Endosystems, aortic aneurysm (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trusts 'not meeting operation guidelines'
A number of hospitals in England are not carrying out sufficient abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs to meet safety guidelines, health care analysts have warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 20, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outpatient Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm RepairOutpatient Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
How satisfied are patients with their experience after outpatient endovascular aortic aneurysm repair? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Who Should Perform Endovascular Repairs of Aortic Aneurysm?Who Should Perform Endovascular Repairs of Aortic Aneurysm?
Both surgeons and interventionalists are involved in endovascular repairs of aortic aneurysms. Which specialty is associated with better patient outcomes? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Research leads to guidelines on the transferring of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Research conducted as part of a project funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme examining emergency endovascular aneurysm repair, has published in the Emergency Medicine Journal. The research found general agreement around the type of patients that should be considered for transfer from general hospitals to more specialist care centres. These characteristics included... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - September 20, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes
Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Aortic Aneurysm, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endurant AAA Stent Graft Delivers Durable Outcomes for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
The Endurant AAA stent graft system from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) continues to distinguish itself, with new data on the market-leading device for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms demonstrating durable clinical performance through three years of patient follow-up. The data show 100 percent freedom from aneurysm-related mortality, 0 percent post-implant aneurysm rupture, 0 percent stent graft migration and 0 percent conversion to open repair for the 107 patients followed to three years. (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - June 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Medtronic Stent Graft and Sheath for AAA Repair Gets FDA Approval
Medtronic today announced FDA approval for the newest additions to its endovascular aortic aneurysm repair product line: the Endurant II Aorto-Uni-Iliac (AUI) Stent Graft System and the Sentrant Introducer Sheath. The company also announced that these devices will be on exhibit at the Medtronic booth during the Society for Vascular Surgery's "Vascular Annual Meeting 2013," which starts today May 30 and runs through the weekend at the Moscone Center in in San Francisco. (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - May 30, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

End of week surgery 'has higher death risk'
Conclusion This study suggests there is a higher death rate among patients undergoing planned surgery, both before and during weekends. As the authors say, the reason for this is unknown but it could be due to reduced staffing levels or other resources. The study’s key strengths were its use of a large national database and its inclusion of all deaths within 30 days of an elective procedure, eliminating the potential bias of only counting deaths that occurred in hospital. However, it is possible that other factors, called confounders might have affected the results of this study, although the researchers adjusted the...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Method for Repairing Ruptured Aortic AneurysmsMethod for Repairing Ruptured Aortic Aneurysms
For a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA), endovascular repair (EVAR), when practical, is preferable to open repair, Dutch researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EVAR Equals Open Repair for AAA? Look CloserEVAR Equals Open Repair for AAA? Look Closer
Frank Veith talks about the OVER trial and finds many questions in its conclusions that open and endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm are equal. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Commentary Source Type: news

Endovascular vs Open Surgery for AAA RepairEndovascular vs Open Surgery for AAA Repair
Commentary on a study comparing endovascular repair with open surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm, published November 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Customized Device Tailored to Patient's Individual Anatomy now used to Repair Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm without Surgery - 2/15/13
An abdominal aortic aneurysm - a bulge in the large artery that carries blood away from the heart - can be immediately life-threatening if it grows large enough to rupture. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - February 15, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news