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New MIMICS-2 trial data show helical stents provide durable treatment of diseased femoropopliteal arteries

2019-09-06T16:12:16+01:00

New data from the MIMICS-2 trial show the BioMimics 3D stent, which mimics natural vascular curvature, remains safe and effective for patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic disease of the femoropopliteal arteries two years after implantation.

Principal investigator Timothy Sullivan (Minnesota, USA) presented the two-year findings at this year’s Charing […]

New MIMICS-2 trial data show helical stents provide durable treatment of diseased femoropopliteal arteries2019-09-06T16:12:16+01:00

Multicentre dataset reveals the added value of diffusion-weighted imaging in TEVAR practice

2019-09-06T16:13:28+01:00

Novel data from the Stroke from Thoracic Endovascular Repair (STEP) collaborators has provided insight into current practice of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and the future role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in reducing stroke from endovascular repair. The multicentre dataset was presented at a Charing […]

Multicentre dataset reveals the added value of diffusion-weighted imaging in TEVAR practice2019-09-06T16:13:28+01:00

Endovascular repair matches open surgery for treatment of men with complex but low-risk aortoiliac disease using self-expanding covered stents

2019-04-18T17:16:33+01:00

Michele Antonello

Endovascular repair shortens hospital stay and has comparable outcomes to open surgery when balloon-expandable covered stents are used to treat low-risk male patients with complex aortoiliac lesions, new data show. Michele Antonello (Padua, Italy), described some of the study’s key results during a presentation at […]

Endovascular repair matches open surgery for treatment of men with complex but low-risk aortoiliac disease using self-expanding covered stents2019-04-18T17:16:33+01:00

0.018-inch drug delivery platforms are as effective as 0.035-inch devices

2019-09-06T16:14:14+01:00

Andrew Holden

Interventionists can confidently use lower profile drug delivery platforms, based on data that shows 0.018-inch guidewire devices are non-inferior to 0.035-inch guidewires. In a Podium 1st presentation at Charing Cross (CX) Symposium on Thursday, Andrew Holden (Auckland, New Zealand) said: “At 90 days, we can […]

0.018-inch drug delivery platforms are as effective as 0.035-inch devices2019-09-06T16:14:14+01:00

Live case of challenging thoracic endovascular repair demonstrated using virtual reality at CX

2019-09-06T16:15:25+01:00

Tilo Kölbel’s team, led on site in Hamburg, Germany, by Giuseppe Panuccio, successfully performed a thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on a 77-year old female patient with American Stroke Association (ASA) class III, and multiple aortic aneurysm disease with multiple aneurysms. The live case was viewed by […]

Live case of challenging thoracic endovascular repair demonstrated using virtual reality at CX2019-09-06T16:15:25+01:00

Endoanchors add to therapy options for AAA

2019-04-18T10:09:07+01:00

Frank Arko

Using EndoAnchors to fix and seal endovascular aortic grafts is safe and effective for short-neck abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients, two-year data from the ANCHOR global registry have shown. Frank Arko (Charlotte, USA) presented the findings yesterday at CX Symposium in a podium first session, […]

Endoanchors add to therapy options for AAA2019-04-18T10:09:07+01:00

The impact of paclitaxel concerns on vascular access

2019-04-18T10:32:43+01:00

paclitaxel

As part of Wednesday’s CX Vascular Access Workshop in the Pillar Hall Learning Centre, there was a section of the programme on drug-coated balloon trial updates which ended with a panel discussion on whether peripheral vascular disease data is applicable to vascular access. The discussion […]

The impact of paclitaxel concerns on vascular access2019-04-18T10:32:43+01:00

EVAR with an iliac branch endoprothesis is safe and effective

2019-09-06T16:20:32+01:00

Fabio Verzini

Yesterday, during the Aortic Podium 1st session, Fabio Verzini (Turin, Italy) reported that endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with an iliac branch endoprothesis (Gore) is safe and effective. He added that the procedure was associated with improved quality of life in the short term and […]

EVAR with an iliac branch endoprothesis is safe and effective2019-09-06T16:20:32+01:00

Virtual reality stimulates discussion at CX

2019-04-18T10:30:36+01:00

virtual reality

For the first time, the Charing Cross (CX) audience has been able to experience an array of virtual reality live cases in both the peripheral and aortic programmes. The virtual reality live streaming in 360° video, accompanied by a running commentary by the operator, provided a […]

Virtual reality stimulates discussion at CX2019-04-18T10:30:36+01:00

EVAR funding threatened, while strategy for safe, cost-effective repair is “just around the corner”

2019-04-18T09:59:05+01:00

The durability of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is in the limelight as the UK vascular community awaits the final aortic aneurysm guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), set to go against widespread endovascular practice in recommending open repair over EVAR. In May […]

EVAR funding threatened, while strategy for safe, cost-effective repair is “just around the corner”2019-04-18T09:59:05+01:00

Vascular recruitment a “universal problem”: The global perspective

2019-04-18T10:04:27+01:00

Sophie Renton

Across the globe, vascular recruitment is struggling. This was the reason why delegates convened in the Upper Auditorium yesterday afternoon for a CX Highlight Session dedicated to the topic, where representatives from three continents explained exactly how and why the vascular specialty is experiencing this […]

Vascular recruitment a “universal problem”: The global perspective2019-04-18T10:04:27+01:00

While CX audience deems paclitaxel not dangerous, vascular pathologist says establishing “truth takes time”

2019-09-06T16:29:29+01:00

Elena Ladich

Delegates voted overwhelmingly against the notion that there was a demonstrable danger in any organ of the body attributed to circulating paclitaxel. These polling results, with a 67% majority, came after vascular pathologist Elena Ladich (Hollywood, USA) presented insights from new analysis on the effects […]

While CX audience deems paclitaxel not dangerous, vascular pathologist says establishing “truth takes time”2019-09-06T16:29:29+01:00

CX highlights Acute Stroke Challenges

2019-09-06T16:30:22+01:00

On Monday, the 2019 Charing Cross (CX) Symposium opened with the Acute Stroke Challenges programme; the session, which was chaired by Barbara Rantner (Innsbruck, Austria), Hugh Markus (Cambridge, UK) and Ross Naylor (Leicester, UK), featured five CX debates, Hot carotid Challenges, intracranial thrombectomy, and stroke after […]

CX highlights Acute Stroke Challenges2019-09-06T16:30:22+01:00

Ambulatory treatment can be offered to high-risk patients too

2019-09-06T16:31:54+01:00

Office-based lower extremity arterial interventions are feasible, safe, and cost-effective, and provide high levels of patient satisfaction. Enrico Ascher (Brooklyn, USA) presented data that “challenges the dogma that high-risk patients should not be offered office-based endovascular infrainguinal arterial procedures”. He was providing a US perspective on ambulatory interventions at CX Symposium 2019.

Ascher cited studies that […]

Ambulatory treatment can be offered to high-risk patients too2019-09-06T16:31:54+01:00

“Urgent action is required for patients with venous ulceration”

2019-04-16T21:56:16+01:00

Alun Davies

Despite what current guidelines denote in addition to the emergence of data supporting the early intervention of venous ulceration, Alun Davies (London, UK) put forward that the recommendations are consistently being ignored, and highlighted that: “Urgent action is required to improve referral pathways between primary […]

“Urgent action is required for patients with venous ulceration”2019-04-16T21:56:16+01:00

Appropriate follow-up of patients after endovascular procedures

2019-04-16T21:30:59+01:00

Marianne Brodmann outlines follow-up and surveillance protocols after endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), arguing for a standardised approach to ensure best practice for patients who have gone through peripheral endovascular procedures.

Endovascular procedures have become a key element of treating patients with PAD, either with intermittent claudication or critical limb […]

Appropriate follow-up of patients after endovascular procedures2019-04-16T21:30:59+01:00

CX Special Session will discuss the use of paclitaxel devices

2019-09-06T16:37:19+01:00

CX Executive Board Members Gunnar Tepe and Thomas Zeller introduce the CX Special Session which aims to give the last word on paclitaxel and work with the vascular community to find the way forward.

Watch the video below, and see the final CX 2019 programme here.

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CX Special Session will discuss the use of paclitaxel devices2019-09-06T16:37:19+01:00

What is new @ CX 2019?

2019-09-06T16:40:25+01:00


The last word on the paclitaxel controversy
The meta-analysis of Katsanos et al in JAHA suggests the need for a reappraisal of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents. CX 2019 will carry out an in-depth independent review of the benefits of paclitaxel in reducing restenosis versus the […]

What is new @ CX 2019?2019-09-06T16:40:25+01:00

CX 2019: NICE AAA guidelines under the spotlight

2019-09-06T16:42:13+01:00


The publication of the draft aortic guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in May 2018 raised quite a stir.

However, the story is not over. In a CX Special Session, new analysis will show what we now know about long-term EVAR outcomes, and the vascular community’s concerns over the […]

CX 2019: NICE AAA guidelines under the spotlight2019-09-06T16:42:13+01:00

CX 2019: Vascular EDUCATION as it should be

2019-04-12T13:44:22+01:00

CX is Europe’s largest and longest-running vascular symposium and delivers vascular EDUCATION as it should be

CX raises CONTROVERSIESCHALLENGES the evidence to reach CONSENSUS in a three yearly cycle after discussion involving a world-class faculty and expert audience.

CX uses both live cases and edited cases from leading aortic, peripheral and venous centres to illustrate […]

CX 2019: Vascular EDUCATION as it should be2019-04-12T13:44:22+01:00

CX 2019 Vascular Access Programme Highlights

2019-09-06T16:38:16+01:00

Nicholas Inston, member of the CX Vascular Access Executive Board, gives the highlights for this year’s CX Vascular Access Masterclass which will focus on the maintenance and not just the formation of vascular access.

CX 2019 Vascular Access Programme Highlights2019-09-06T16:38:16+01:00

CX 2019: Stephen Black on the Venous Challenges programme

2019-09-06T16:41:17+01:00

Stephen Black, member of the CX Venous Executive Board, describes the wonderful opportunity that the Charing Cross Venous Challenges Programme offers as it brings together key developments in the science, learning experience in the Venous Village and input from the international faculty who share their vision.

CX 2019: Stephen Black on the Venous Challenges programme2019-09-06T16:41:17+01:00