Vascular News

CMS to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for patients with intermittent claudication for the treatment of symptomatic PAD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with intermittent claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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Miami Vascular Surgery opens new state-of-the-art Office-Based Endovascular Laboratory

This year in the United States, approximately 160,000 to 180,000 of the estimated 18 million Americans with peripheral artery disease (PAD) will undergo amputation of a limb as a result of PAD-related complications.

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Brickell Magazine top 20 professionals under 40

The 2016 Top Twenty Professionals Under Forty. We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State.

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Study Supports Statin Therapy Before EVAR Procedures

In Vascular, Edgar Luis Galiñanes, MD, et al published findings from an evaluation of the utilization of preoperative statins and their impact on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open repair or endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (2015;23:344–349).

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Sept. JVS: Vascular surgeons do higher percentage of AAA repairs

Due to the increased use of EVAR for both intact and ruptured AAA repair, vascular surgeons are performing an increasing majority of AAA repairs, according to a new study reported in the September edition of Journal of Vascular Surgery.

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The impact of endovascular repair on specialties performing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Background: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair has been performed by various surgical specialties for many years. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) may be a disruptive technology, having an impact on which specialties care for patients with AAA. Therefore, we examined the proportion of AAA repairs performed by various specialties over time in the United States and evaluated the impact of the introduction of EVAR.

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Experience matters more than specialty for carotid stenting outcomes

OBJECTIVE: The introduction of carotid stenting has led to a rapid rise in the number of vascular specialists performing this procedure. The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs Stenting Trial (CREST) has shown that carotid stenting can be performed with an equivalent major event rate compared with carotid endarterectomy. However, there is still controversy about the appropriate training and experience required to safely perform this procedure. This observational study examined the performance of carotid stenting with regard to specialty and case volume.

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