The results of a two-year study support the continued safety and effectiveness of the Zilver Vena Venous Stent (Cook Medical) in treating symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction, according to findings presented at the 2021 meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR; 20–26 March, online).
A recent study on iliac vein stenting showed better short- and mid-term patency rates when intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was utilised prior to stent deployment in addition to multiplanar venography compared to venography alone. The data were presented at VENOUS2021 (17–20 March, virtual), the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum.
“More robust” studies needed to confirm NIRS as valuable diagnostic tool in lower extremity arterial disease patients
“The available data suggest that exercise training improves de-oxygenation and re-oxygenation patterns, as measured with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), in patients with lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD),” conclude Nils Cornelis, Panagiotis Chatzinikolaou (both Leuven, Belgium) and colleagues in a systematic review in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (EJVES).