In the Journals

USPSTF recommends one-time screening for AAA in older male smokers

June 18, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a B recommendation for one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm using ultrasonography in…

Meeting News

Opioids may be overprescribed after EVAR

June 14, 2019
Among patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair, more opioids were prescribed than consumed, suggesting they may be overprescribed…

In the Journals

Endovascular, open repair confer similar long-term survival in AAA

May 29, 2019
In long-term results from the OVER trial, patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm who had elective endovascular repair had similar survival rates…

FDA News

FDA grants approval for thoracic stent graft for TEVAR procedures

May 15, 2019
W.L. Gore and Associates announced it has received FDA approval for a thoracic stent graft with a new delivery system used for thoracic endovascular…

Top intervention news of April: New TAVR system, metformin benefit in AAA and more

May 2, 2019
Lotus Edge becomes third TAVR system approved by FDA Boston Scientific announced its mechanically expandable transcatheter aortic valve…

In the Journals

Metformin may reduce growth of AAA

April 2, 2019
Among veterans with diabetes and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm, those who had a prescription for metformin had slower AAA growth than those…

Top intervention news from March: Low-risk TAVR, paclitaxel update and more

April 2, 2019
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the most-read articles posted on in March. This month, our readers…

FDA News

FDA approves device to close large-bore vascular punctures

March 25, 2019
The FDA announced that it recently approved a device to close large-bore puncture sites used to obtain vascular access in catheter-based procedures…

Meeting News

RESCUE: Thoracic stent graft system safe, effective for blunt aortic injury

February 13, 2019
Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair with a thoracic stent graft was safe and effective at 5 years in patients with blunt thoracic aortic injury…

In the Journals

Men with small, medium AAA require monitoring, not repair

January 21, 2019
Men with a small or medium abdominal aortic aneurysm detected on screening had low risk for rupture and should be monitored but not referred for…

In the Journals

More than 10% of patients receiving EVAR readmitted within 30 days

January 9, 2019
Approximately 1 in 10 patients who had an endovascular aneurysm intervention between 2010 and 2014 was readmitted within 30 days, often due to…

In the Journals

Local anesthesia beneficial in EVAR for ruptured AAA

January 4, 2019
Among patients undergoing endovascular repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, local anesthesia conferred better mortality rates than general…

FDA News

FDA: Fluoroquinolones increase odds of aortic dissection, AAA rupture

December 20, 2018
The FDA issued a safety alert stating that fluoroquinolone antibiotics increase the odds of aortic dissection and ruptures of aortic aneurysms. The…

Meeting News

Endoanchor system effective in AAA, hostile aortic necks

December 19, 2018
An endoanchor system effectively treated patients with complex anatomy, including hostile aortic necks, requiring intervention for an abdominal…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news in October

November 4, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the most-read articles posted in October on This month, readers…

FDA News

Thoracic stent graft system received FDA approval

October 23, 2018
Medtronic announced that a thoracic stent graft system for the treatment of patients with lesions of the descending thoracic aorta has received…

FDA News

Recall of endovascular AAA system designated as Class 1

October 15, 2018
The FDA has designated Endologix’ product recall of an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm system as a Class 1 recall, the most serious…

In the Journals

Updated risk score can guide ruptured AAA procedures

September 28, 2018
Researchers published an updated risk score for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms that incorporates the rise in endovascular…

In the Journals

Fluoroquinolones elevate risk for aortic aneurysm, dissection

September 10, 2018
Exposure to fluoroquinolones was highly associated with risk for aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, researchers reported. The researchers…

In the Journals

More national history data needed for ascending aortic aneurysm

August 24, 2018
There was a low growth rate for moderately dilated ascending aorta, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Network