Aneurysm Diameter, Intraluminal Thrombus Predict AAA Growth
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Maximum diameter and presence of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) are independent predictors of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Radiology. Chengcheng Zhu, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Presence of Blood Clot Tied to Accelerated AAA Progression Presence of Blood Clot Tied to Accelerated AAA Progression
The maximal diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the presence of an intraluminal thrombus (ILT) are both independent predictors of faster aneurysm growth, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Patients face longer journeys after emergency surgery centralised
Patients from some parts of Kent needing surgery for aortic aneurysms are having to travel 30 miles away, following an emergency reconfiguration of services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staff shortage forces service centralisation ahead of plan
Surgery for aortic aneurysms has been moved out of a hospital ahead of schedule, following an emergency reconfiguration of services caused by staff shortages. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Should We Worry About Bicuspid Aortic Valve?
Discussion The aortic valve usually has 3 leaflets. In bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) there are 2 asymmetric leaflets with a fish-mouthed orifice between them which may not open fully. It occurs in about 0.5-2% of the population making it one of the most common congenital heart anomalies and the most common one in adults. Transmission is autosomal dominant yet males are more likely to have BAV, indicating potential reduced penetrance in females. “BAVs are different, however, in that the tissue pathology is not limited to the valves’ leaflets but extends from the left ventricular outflow tract to the ascending thor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA
On Dec. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients, with recommendations included in that statement varying based on sex, age, smoking status and family history. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Advises AAA Screening Based on Sex, Age, Smoking History
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening vary by sex, smoking status, and family history. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aortic aneurysms: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to your body. if it bursts a person could bleed to death. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gustavo Oderich lists some of the risk factors for an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Duraply Repair Grafts FDA Issues Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Duraply Repair Grafts
The FDA warns of potentially higher risk for type III endoleaks with two Endologix endovascular grafts that use Duraply graft material to repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Sex Disparity in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes Sex Disparity in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes
Do sex-related differences exist in mortality after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm? Is the timeliness of repair a factor?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Endologix Takes a Step Forward with Nellix IDE
Endologix has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from FDA for a new pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Nellix Chimney Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing System for the endovascular treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The system is an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm therapy designed to combine the Nellix 3.5 endograft with parallel visceral stents to enable treatment of patients with juxta-renal, para-renal, and suprarenal AAA. The application of endovascular aneurysm sealing for patients with complex aneurysms will offer innovativ...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a pulse in the stomach?
Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA
On June 18, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients. Men ages 65-75 who smoke or used to smoke benefit most from screening; the task force recommends one-time screening with ultrasonography in this group. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists find potential way to defuse 'time bomb' of cardiology
(University of Western Ontario) In a new study published in EBioMedicine, researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute use principles from cancer biology to demonstrate what might be causing aortic aneurysms and potentially how to treat them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Addresses Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) vary with sex, age, smoking status, and family history. These recommendations form the basis of a draft... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GMED Reinstates CE Mark for Endologix Nellix System
Endologix reported a huge regulatory win this week. The Irvine, CA-based company said its CE mark for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System has been reinstated, allowing the device to return to the European market. In January, Endologix initiated a voluntary recall of the existing inventory of its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system. The company decided to limit the device to use under clinical protocol with pre-screened patients that adhere to the current indications. The company's CE mark for the Nellix system was subsequently suspended. Endologix said the reinstateme...
Source: MDDI - June 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage
(SAGE) Public health expert Professor John Ashton is calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, he describes recent falls in the uptake of other preventative programs, including bowel, breast and cervical cancer and aortic aneurysm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Long-Term Survival Similar for Endovascular, Open AAA Repair
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- For patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm, long-term overall survival is similar with either endovascular repair or open repair, according to a study published in the May 30 issue of the New England Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adult Health Screening
This report summarises evidence on the management of four screening programmes in England: bowel cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and abdominal aortic aneurysm. The report finds that the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England are not doing enough to make sure that everyone who is eligible to take part in screening is doing so, and do not know if everyone who should be invited for screening has been (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual reality engages patients more than CT, booklets
Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm were more engaged and had a better...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology SIR: Virtual reality beats fluoroscopy for catheter placement VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine Virtual reality may help plan, guide glioma resection VR software may increase MRI segmentation efficiency (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

You Can Cut Your Odds for an Aortic Aneurysm
Title: You Can Cut Your Odds for an Aortic AneurysmCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

You Can Cut Your Odds for an Aortic Aneurysm
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- People at risk for an aortic aneurysm should get screened for the life-threatening condition, an expert says. Aortic aneurysms are balloon-like bulges that can develop anywhere along the aorta, which runs from your heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Endologix readies for 1-for-10 reverse split
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) said yesterday that its board of directors set the ratio for its reverse stock split at 1-for-10. Beginning today, Endologix’s common stock will trade on the Nasdaq Global Select market on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis, the Irvine, Calif.-based company reported. Following the reverse split, there will be roughly 10.3 million shares of issued and outstanding common stock, according to Endologix. The company’s stock will continue to trade under the ‘ELGX’ ticker. In February, Endologix posted fourth-quarter and full-year results that missed sales and earnings estimate...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat Endologix Source Type: news

InFocus: Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Added to List of Fluoroquinolone Side Effects
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Endologix misses the mark with Q4, 2018 numbers
The objectives we accomplished during the second half of 2018 align with those we laid out during our second-quarter earnings call as part of our strategic reset. As we enter 2019, our single biggest lever will be a consistent and unwavering application of individual and company-wide accountability. We will lean heavily on this lever throughout the year as the critical enabler of consistent delivery on our commitments to patients, customers, investors and other stakeholders. We are determined to sustain the momentum generated over the last two quarters as we continue to take steps to improve the company’s operational...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat Endologix Source Type: news

How Endologix Is Winning Customers Back One Procedure at a Time
Endologix might not be out of the woods yet, but the company does appear to be moving in the right direction. "We are shifting from a defensive position to an offensive position," CEO John Onopchenko said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Monday, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. The company reported sequential sales growth of its Ovation system in the fourth quarter, which management said gives them confidence that the platform will return Endologix to growth in the second half of 2019. But to fully appreciate that projection, investors have to look back at where the Irvine, CA-base...
Source: MDDI - February 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular repair is increasingly used instead of open surgery for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Now, a new study suggests that TEVAR should be the standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Why 20% of men ignore the test that'll stop them dropping dead?
Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA, is a swelling of the body ’s biggest blood vessel, the aorta, which runs directly from the heart to the lower body. If it bursts, 8 out of 10 victims die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why 20% of men ignore the test that'll stop them dropping dead?
Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA, is a swelling of the body’s biggest blood vessel, the aorta, which runs directly from the heart to the lower body. If it bursts, 8 out of 10 victims die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE: What can I do about my 2.3in aortic aneurysm which could rupture
I am an 81-year-old man and have recently been told I have an aortic aneurysm, a bulge in a major artery in my abdomen that measures 2.3in and could rupture. What can I do? (file image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endologix ’s CE Mark for Nellix is Suspended
It looks like more bad news for Endologix.  The Irvine, CA-based company said its CE Mark for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System has been suspended by its Notified Body, GMED. Endologix first received approval in Europe for the device in 2013. The Nellix system was developed as an alternative treatment to traditional endovascular aneurysm repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The system is designed to seal an entire aneurysm. “The notification from GMED is a regulatory action and is not in response to any new information beyond our recent FSN,” Dr. Matt Thomps...
Source: MDDI - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Endologix Voluntarily Recalls Nellix
Endologix said it was initiating a voluntary recall of the existing inventory of its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system. The Irvine, CA-based company said it was limiting the device to only be available for use under clinical protocol with pre-screened patients that adhere to the current indications. Endologix said it was taking these steps in order to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. This decision is one of several actions taken by Endologix following a new management mandate in August 2018 to ensure the most appropriate use of each of its devices and is in alignment with a recent publication by the European...
Source: MDDI - January 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Endologix recalls Nellix stent graft, bans off-label use
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) said today that it’s halting the unrestricted sale of its Nellix stent graft for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms and limiting its use to pre-screened patients under a clinical protocol. “We monitor the performance of the Nellix system through clinical trials, our complaint monitoring system, physician interaction and available publications,” CMO Dr. Matt Thompson said in prepared remarks. “Our independently adjudicated data from the EVAS1 IDE clinical trial indicates that the Nellix system has performed well when used consistent with the current indications. However, d...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Endologix Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Aortic Aneurysm Risk With Fluoroquinolones FDA Warns of Aortic Aneurysm Risk With Fluoroquinolones
The agency is advising healthcare providers avoid prescribing the powerful antibiotics in certain patients, citing nearly twice the risk of aortic aneurysm.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns
The US Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that the benefits of fluoroquinolone antibiotics do not outweigh the risks -- which include aortic aneurysm -- for certain patients, according to the latest research. The research is based on reports of patient problems and on studies published between 2015 and 2018. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns on Aortic Aneurysms With Fluoroquinolones
(MedPage Today) -- Adds to already long list of issues with popular antibiotic class (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aortica touts FDA clearance to use Medtronic ’ s Valiant Navion in AAA IDE study
Aortica said today that the FDA approved the use of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) Valiant Navion stent graft system alongside Aortica’s AortaFit in a physician sponsored IDE study. The study, being run by principal investigator Dr. Benjamin Starnes at the University of Washington, will now use the Valiant Navion as a platform for fenestrated endovascular repair together with the AortaFit automated case planning software. “I am excited to bring Medtronic’s Navion into this study. The device architecture incorporates many of the features we feel are important to simplifying fenestrated EVAR and addressi...
Source: Mass Device - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular Aortica Medtronic Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it received CE Mark in the European union for its Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system intended for use in minimally invasive procedures to repair lesions in the descending aorta. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the device is cleared for use in treating thoracic aortic aneurysms, blunt traumatic aortic injuries, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers, intramural hematomas and type B aortic dissections. The Valiant Navion is a low-profile version of the company’s Valiant Captivia thoracic stent system, and features both CoveredSeal and FreeFlo stent configurations...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- When used perioperatively in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, curcumin has no beneficial effect, according to a study published in the Oct. 29 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Amit X.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardinal Health ’ s Cordis launches Mynx Control vascular closure system
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) subsidiary Cordis said last Friday that it launched the Mynx Control vascular closure device intended for sealing 5-7 French femoral arterial access sites. The newly launched system is intended to reduce time to hemostasis and ambulation after diagnostic or interventional procedures, the Dublin, Ohio-based company said. The system also includes a next-generation deployment system designed to improve predictable deployment. “The notion of secure extravascular closure with nothing left behind is very appealing for a number of reasons. In addition to the clinical benefits o...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Vascular Cardinal Health Cordis Corp. Source Type: news

No Benefit of Curcumin in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair No Benefit of Curcumin in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Perioperative oral curcumin does not prevent inflammation or complications in patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and may increase risk of postoperative kidney injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA approves Medtronic ’ s Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won FDA approval for its Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system intended for use in the minimally invasive repair of lesions in the descending thoracic aorta. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the stent system is now cleared for use in procedures to repair thoracic aortic aneurysms, blunt thoracic aortic injuries, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers, intramural hematomas and aortic type B dissections. Medtronic said that the newly cleared Valiant Navion stent will enable patients with small iliac arteries to undergo thoracic endovascular aneurysm repairs, and will open pe...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Stents Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Endologix Broadens Recall to All AFX Endovascular AAA Systems Endologix Broadens Recall to All AFX Endovascular AAA Systems
The company is recalling all AFX endovascular aortic aneurysm systems after continued problems with type III endoleaks. The FDA has now classified the recall as class I, the most serious designation.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Nick Foster obituary
My father, Nick Foster, who has died aged 61 after suffering a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, was an agricultural engineer devoted to improving conditions for rural people in the developing world.He wanted to empower communities by encouraging participation and education, and established water-user groups that led to the sustainable management of irrigation schemes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Foster-Devaney Tags: Agriculture Access to water Bangor University Source Type: news

FDA: Endologix recall of AFX stent graft is Class I
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) said late last week that the FDA classified its voluntary recall of AFX Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft systems as Class I. Class I recall designations, the FDA’s most serious classification of recall, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said it issued its recall action in July, sending safety notices to healthcare professionals who use the system. The notice included updated information on comparative Type III endoleak rates associated with the device, ...
Source: Mass Device - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Endologix Source Type: news

Teleflex picks up Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday that it acquired Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device for an unspecified amount. Manta is designed to close punctures at femoral arterial access sites after catheterization procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ventricular assist procedures and balloon aortic valvuloplasties. Exton, Pa.-based Essential won CE Mark approval in the European Union for Manta in July 2016 and is seeking pre-market approval from the FDA. The federal safety watchdog granted an investiga...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Wall Street Beat Essential Medical Devices Teleflex Source Type: news

Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Preoperative statin therapy is associated with higher long-term survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Thomas F.X.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gore ’s aneurysm device for tricky anatomies implanted in Europe
(Image courtesy of W.L. Gore & Associates) The first European patient with a challenging anatomy has had the Gore Excluder conformable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) endoprosthesis implanted, according to W.L. Gore & Associates. The next-generation endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device is indicated to treat the broadest range of abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with difficult anatomies. They include patients with proximal aortic neck angles of up to 90 degrees with a minimum 15 mm aortic neck length and patients with proximal aortic neck angles of up to 60 degrees with a 10 mm minimum aortic n...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Implants Surgical W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Personal Genome Can Predict Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk Personal Genome Can Predict Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis
New research confirms the association of a common variant in the gene that encodes the receptor for IL-6 with reduced risk for aortic aneurysm and supports the newest indication for IL6R blockade, giant cell arteritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news