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Aspire, Pablo Uceda, DFW Vascular, deep vein thrombosis, thrombectomy

Pablo Uceda, M.D., vascular surgeon with DFW Vascular, Dallas, Texas, was successful in using a new device to clear blood clots out of a patient's legs.

VenaSeal, varicose veins, Covidien, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the VenaSeal closure system to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent...

VTEC, NYU Langone, venous therapies, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, PE

NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the creation of a new multidisciplinary Venous Thromboembolic Disease Center (VTEC) to treat those with life-threatening blood clots. The new...

PE, pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis, Ekos, Ekosonic

The continuity within clinical conference topics from year to year and how presentations augment one another tells us a lot about where medicine is headed. Pulmonary embolism (PE) therapies were a...

Xarelto, rivaroxaban, Starter Pack, FDA, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Xarelto Starter Pack for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) treatment. The starter pack was designed to help...

Covidien, Trellis peripheral infusion system, FDA recall, balloon inflation port

A manufacturing error caused the balloon inflation ports to be mislabeled on Covidien’s Trellis 6 and Trellis 8 Peripheral Infusion systems, prompting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

The number of IVC filters placed has more than doubled in the last 10 years, and by some estimates, less than half of these retrievable devices are actually removed each year.

Vena Cava Filters, Embolic protection, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Therapies

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States is set to...

Clinical trial/study, stents, venous therapies

Veniti Inc. announced that it has enrolled the first United States patients in the Virtus trial of the Veniti VICI Venous Stent System.

Cardinal Health announced that its MynxGrip Vascular Closure Device recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use to close femoral veins. The MynxGrip device is now...

September 3, 2014 — Jobst Vascular Institute is conducting pioneering research that looks at using stents to treat blocked veins. The Cook Medical VIVO clinical research study aims to determine...

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies closed $4.5 million in Series A financing, that will allow the company to obtain CE mark for the Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System. 

 Polidocanol injectable foam Varithena Varicose Veins

Polidocanol injectable foam (Varithena), the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved foam for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins (GSV), accessory saphenous veins and...

July 30, 2014 — Covidien announced the commercial launch of its next-generation Trellis peripheral infusion system. The redesigned system continues to be the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis...

Each year, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leads to hospitalization for approximately 250,000 Americans, and often leads to serious — and even fatal —complications. Fortunately, at the...

CleanerXT Argon Medical Devices Inc. Thrombectomy Devices Deep Vein Thrombosis

Argon Medical Devices Inc. began marketing the CelanerXT rotational thrombectomy system as a new addition to the Cleaner family of dialysis products. 

Society of Interventional Radiology SIR Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT PTS Venous

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but...

A large-scale analysis assessing the real-world risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in chemotherapy patients...

Veniti Vici Venous Stent System Venous Therapies Clinical Study CE Mark

Patients in the European Union (EU) received the first Veniti Vici Venous Stent System implants to treat symptomatic...

Argon Medical OptionElite retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter guidewire

Argon Medical Devices Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing the OptionElite retrievable inferior ...