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Vascular

June 2, 2019
The NEJM published the long-term results of the OVER study of open repair (OR) versus endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) on May 30.
March 29, 2019
Cook Medical announced that Dr Joseph Lombardi in New Jersey treated the first patient in the US using the newly approved Zenith® Dissection Endovascular System as part of the device's commercial launch.
March 22, 2019
Endospan announced that it has received European CE Mark approval for its Nexus stent graft system for the endovascular repair of aortic arch disease comprising both aneurysms and dissections.
March 15, 2019
Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Seattle and Belgium successfully used a new approach that significantly minimized brain damage caused by ischemic stroke in mouse models.
February 27, 2019
The authors discuss diagnosis of and surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in a severely symptomatic patient.
February 8, 2019
The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery published The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on the management of abdominal aortoiliac artery aneurysms.
December 4, 2018
Essential reading, paying particular attention to the table in Section 7: the European experts recommend, again, that in Marfan and other systematic connective tissue diseases conventional techniques are still advantageous because the landing zones will eventually degenerate.
September 16, 2018
The highly respected Cochrane Collaboration is in crisis today at its 25th annual meeting in Edinburgh as one board member is expelled and six more resign. There are more links below but it seems to have been over a dispute regarding the independence of authors and members with regards to links to industry and pharmaceutical companies.
August 17, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A congenital heart surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts, was once a patient himself.
May 16, 2018
The authors present a case vignette. Particularly interesting is the statement on reliability of sonography to assess the oval fossa, especially for placing confidence in echocardiographic screening of cardiac donors.

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