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Meryl Davis discusses the benefits of presenting at the CX Abstract sessions

2017-08-29T12:15:45+00:00

Meryl Davis, member of the CX Abstracts Board, talks about the invaluable opportunity for senior and trainee vascular and endovascular clinicians to present at the CX Abstract sessions.

Meryl Davis discusses the benefits of presenting at the CX Abstract sessions 2017-08-29T12:15:45+00:00

CX Abstract and Poster Presentations 2017

2017-06-28T13:44:31+00:00

Over four days, nine abstract and poster sessions covered topics including thoracic aortic, abdominal aortic, peripheral arterial, acute stroke and vascular access. Over 220 abstracts were presented by trainee and senior clinicians from 34 different countries.

Fadi Taher

Fadi Taher (Vienna, Austria) won the best Trainee Clinician Abstract […]

CX Abstract and Poster Presentations 2017 2017-06-28T13:44:31+00:00

Comprehensive approach to saving limbs outlined at CX

2017-04-28T08:44:48+00:00

Yesterday, the CX ilegx Interdisciplinary Consensus on Severe Ischaemia explored all stages of managing severe limb ischaemia—looking at diagnosis, diabetic patients, and treatment options. This is in keeping with the ilegx’s goal of reducing the rate of amputations and tissue loss related to ischaemia.

The first session of […]

Comprehensive approach to saving limbs outlined at CX 2017-04-28T08:44:48+00:00

CX Venous Workshop provides “essential ingredients” for the proper treatment of patients

2017-04-28T08:41:24+00:00

Day Two of the CX Venous Workshop showcased the latest technological advancements in the deep venous arena. Building on the success of Wednesday’s first-ever CX Venous Edited Cases, yesterday’s workshop included four more standing-room only expert case presentations looking at venous endovascular stenting and thrombectomy, as well […]

CX Venous Workshop provides “essential ingredients” for the proper treatment of patients 2017-04-28T08:41:24+00:00

“Phenomenal range of technologies” at CX Innovation Showcase

2017-04-28T08:38:21+00:00

In traditional fashion, the CX Innovation Showcase did the job of raising important questions and challenges in the ever-developing and changing vascular and endovascular field. Chairmen Stephen Greenhalgh (London, UK) and Andrew Holden (Auckland, New Zealand) put together a far-reaching programme covering innovation and regulatory challenges, the […]

“Phenomenal range of technologies” at CX Innovation Showcase 2017-04-28T08:38:21+00:00

CX Vascular Access Skills Course among “the best in Europe”

2017-04-28T08:36:34+00:00


Described as “one of the best” courses of its kind in Europe, this year’s CX Vascular Access Skills course took delegates through each stage of the patient journey, from diagnosis, to treatment, to complication response, through a series of 20 specialist training stations.

“Our main aim was […]

CX Vascular Access Skills Course among “the best in Europe” 2017-04-28T08:36:34+00:00

CX salutes Edward B Diethrich – an endovascular pioneer

2017-04-28T08:34:57+00:00

There was a special session convened yesterday at CX to appreciate and recognise Edward B Diethrich’s life, untrammelled spirit, masterful surgical competence, and enormous influence in the cardiovascular field. The internationally esteemed cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist died on 23 February 2017 at the age of 81. […]

CX salutes Edward B Diethrich – an endovascular pioneer 2017-04-28T08:34:57+00:00

Call for an advance in the treatment of aortic dissections at CX

2017-04-28T08:31:08+00:00


Experts in the Thoracic Aortic Plenary sessions yesterday discussed cutting-edge topics that lack support from strong data, making consensus difficult to achieve. Many unanswered questions were raised such as which patients with thoracic disease should get early vs. late treatment; whether centralisation of aortic services would tackle […]

Call for an advance in the treatment of aortic dissections at CX 2017-04-28T08:31:08+00:00

Stent fatigue mathematical modelling research wins 
CX Selected Posters Session

2017-04-27T07:51:54+00:00

Twelve posters selected for presentation out of 68 posters displayed were carefully reviewed by the CX Abstract Board, who decided to award their prize of a free CX 2018 registration to Daniela Mazzaccaro (San Donato Milanese, Italy) for her poster, “Study and patient specific prediction of the […]

Stent fatigue mathematical modelling research wins 
CX Selected Posters Session 2017-04-27T07:51:54+00:00

“Fantastic” new Venous City offers “dynamic, informative” hands-on education

2017-04-27T09:28:20+00:00

The CX Venous Workshop returned on Wednesday, bigger than ever before. With a new location in the Exhibition Hall and its own series of edited live case presentations, it continues to showcase innovative venous technology and offer delegates the chance to get hands-on with the latest advances […]

“Fantastic” new Venous City offers “dynamic, informative” hands-on education 2017-04-27T09:28:20+00:00

Spotlight on non-thermal varicose vein treatments in first-ever 
CX Venous Edited Cases

2017-04-27T07:45:15+00:00

For the first time, Day One of this year’s CX Venous Workshop included two edited case presentations (CX Venous Edited Cases). The standing-room only session gave delegates the opportunity to watch two innovative devices in action and quiz experienced surgeons on their top procedural tips.

Chaired by […]

Spotlight on non-thermal varicose vein treatments in first-ever 
CX Venous Edited Cases 2017-04-27T07:45:15+00:00

Screening women for abdominal aortic aneurysm would yield little benefit and not be cost-effective

2017-04-27T07:54:02+00:00

First-time data presentation from the SWAN (Screening Women for Abdominal aNeurysms) project was heard at CX yesterday. The study, which used simulation to evaluate whether inviting women to be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm would have clinical benefit, or be cost-effective, revealed that such a programme would […]

Screening women for abdominal aortic aneurysm would yield little benefit and not be cost-effective 2017-04-27T07:54:02+00:00

EVAR 2 very long-term results 
prompt a call for shared decision-making in frail patients

2017-04-27T07:38:54+00:00

A “podium first” presentation of very long-term follow-up data from the EVAR 2 trials suggests that endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) fails to improve all-cause mortality, but reduces aneurysm-related mortality compared to no treatment in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients who are physically ineligible for open repair. The data […]

EVAR 2 very long-term results 
prompt a call for shared decision-making in frail patients 2017-04-27T07:38:54+00:00

Münster to London: Live and direct

2017-04-28T11:51:48+00:00

For the third time in CX Symposium history the London-based audience was transported via live video feed to Germany for real-time case presentations. This year CX connected with Arne Schwindt and Theodosios Bisdas in Münster, Germany, for four live peripheral cases alternated with edited cases.

The first live […]

Münster to London: Live and direct 2017-04-28T11:51:48+00:00

Approaching vascular malformations

2017-04-26T08:11:58+00:00

Andreas Saleh

In Tuesday’s CX Congenital Vascular Malformations session, delegates heard about how approaching congenital vascular malformations with systematic pathways of care and classification systems can greatly assist physicians in achieving consistently successful positive outcomes.

Joe Brookes (London, UK) presented on classification of arteriovenous malformations, charting its “emerging […]

Approaching vascular malformations 2017-04-26T08:11:58+00:00

Remembering that “babies are not little adults” at CX Paediatric Vascular Emergencies and Case Presentations

2017-04-26T08:06:44+00:00

The particular complexities of dealing with paediatric vessels were discussed in depth at Tuesday’s varied and informative CX Paediatric Vascular Emergencies and Case Presentations session. Covering topics as diverse as acute ischaemia from pre-term to infant and treatment for battlefield trauma in children, the session was one […]

Remembering that “babies are not little adults” at CX Paediatric Vascular Emergencies and Case Presentations 2017-04-26T08:06:44+00:00

Watch and learn: CX Aortic Edited Cases

2017-04-27T09:35:10+00:00

Tuesday’s CX Aortic Edited Cases session featured exciting and engaging standing-room only case presentations, including Andrew Holden’s (Auckland, New Zealand) first-in-man implantation of the Ovation Alto (Endologix). Covering thoracic, juxtarenal and abdominal cases, the packed-out session explored innovative techniques, novel devices and a veritable array of practical […]

Watch and learn: CX Aortic Edited Cases 2017-04-27T09:35:10+00:00

ATTRACT trial results presented at CX

2017-04-26T07:59:01+00:00

Suresh Vedantham

Delegates heard yesterday the results of the ATTRACT randomised controlled trial, which showed that the addition of catheter-based intervention to anticoagulation failed to significantly decrease the occurrence of post-thrombotic syndrome in deep vein thrombosis patients who received this treatment strategy when compared to its occurrence […]

ATTRACT trial results presented at CX 2017-04-26T07:59:01+00:00

CX audience homes in on grey area between drug-coated balloons and stents

2017-04-26T07:53:25+00:00

Yesterday, delegates heard brand new data for drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in “wider use” scenarios such as challenging lesions; one-year results for a novel DCB; and late-breaking data on downstream coating effects of various DCBs. Still, 84% of the CX audience said “no” in response to the question: […]

CX audience homes in on grey area between drug-coated balloons and stents 2017-04-26T07:53:25+00:00

CX 2017: Peripheral Arterial Consensus highlights

2017-03-22T17:13:51+00:00

The CX 2017 Peripheral Arterial Consensus Update Programme will focus on PATHWAYS OF CARE – whether to intervene, when and at what threshold, method and follow-up.

“Over three days (25–27 April) there will be a comprehensive coverage of the most important aspects of peripheral arterial intervention as well as some important new trial evidence being presented […]

CX 2017: Peripheral Arterial Consensus highlights 2017-03-22T17:13:51+00:00

CX 2017: Acute Stroke Consensus highlights

2017-03-15T14:27:17+00:00

Interventions in the aorta and manipulations in the aortic arch have become a “potential source of embolisation to the brain,” notes Roger Greenhalgh, Chairman of the CX Programme Organising Board. The Acute Stroke Consensus Plenary Programme will address the scope of this problem and PATHWAYS OF CARE to treat acute stroke from a multidisciplinary perspective including: […]

CX 2017: Acute Stroke Consensus highlights 2017-03-15T14:27:17+00:00

What makes CX so special?

2017-03-17T12:07:22+00:00

Vascular and endovascular thought-leaders Andrew Holden, Thomas Zeller, Stephen Black, Ian Franklin, Nicholas Inston, Matt Thompson and Giovanni Torsello share their views on what makes CX so special.

What makes CX so special for you? Tweet your comments @CXSymposium #CXisspecial
Don’t miss CX2017! Click here to register […]

What makes CX so special? 2017-03-17T12:07:22+00:00

CX 2017: Venous Consensus highlights

2017-03-09T10:05:04+00:00

The CX 2017 Venous Consensus Update Programme will focus on PATHWAYS OF CARE – whether to intervene, when and at what threshold, method and follow-up, providing delegates with discussions on diagnosis and treatment options for the whole spectrum of venous disease.

Roger Greenhalgh (Chairman, CX Programme Organising Board) discusses with Stephen Black (member, CX Programme Organising […]

CX 2017: Venous Consensus highlights 2017-03-09T10:05:04+00:00

CX 2017: Aortic Edited Cases highlights

2017-03-01T14:56:38+00:00

Roger Greenhalgh, Chairman of the CX Programme Organising Board, discusses the highlights of the Aortic Edited Cases session at CX 2017.
Complementing the Aortic Plenary Programme, experts in aortic surgery will discuss “tips and tricks” in thoracic, juxtarenal and abdominal aortic reconstructions and also ascending aorta and arch intervention, showing specific techniques and technologies with edited […]

CX 2017: Aortic Edited Cases highlights 2017-03-01T14:56:38+00:00

CX 2017: Thoracic Aortic Consensus highlights

2017-03-01T17:20:59+00:00

Roger Greenhalgh, Chairman of the CX Programme Organising Board, discusses the highlights of the Thoracic Aortic Consensus Plenary Programme at CX 2017.
Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Are the types A and B dissection terms satisfactory?
  • Is it time to revisit whether complicated means complicated for type B dissections?
  • How does the treatment of complex […]
CX 2017: Thoracic Aortic Consensus highlights 2017-03-01T17:20:59+00:00