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Wednesday March 30 2011

  • Iliac Vein Stenosis Ups Birth Control DVT Risk

    CHICAGO — Narrowing in leg veins may multiply contraceptives' deep vein thrombosis risk for women, researchers found in a case-control study.

  • Lasers Loosen Stuck Vena Cava Filters

    CHICAGO — Cardiac device lead extraction techniques work against stubborn inferior vena cava (IVC) filters as well, researchers found in preliminary data.

Tuesday March 29 2011

  • Clinic Doubles Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Rate

    CHICAGO — A clinic dedicated to inferior vena cava (IVC) filter management appears to boost safe use, according to one center's experience.

  • Leaky Vein Valves Time to Menstrual Cycle

    CHICAGO — Where a woman is in her menstrual cycle may affect varicose vein diagnosis, according to a small exploratory study.

  • Critical Limb Ischemia Yields to Stenting

    CHICAGO — Drug-eluting stents hold some advantages for long critical limb ischemia lesions in below-the-knee blood vessels, Greek researchers found.

Monday March 28 2011

  • Risk Score Informs Carotid Stent Decision

    CHICAGO — A carotid artery stenting risk score identifies higher-risk anatomy that less experienced interventionalists shouldn't tackle, according to British researchers.

  • Angioplasty Easy on Pacemaker Leads

    CHICAGO — Central venous stenosis around pacemaker leads appears safe to treat with angioplasty and stenting, according to a small retrospective study from Canada.

  • Endovascular AAA Repair Ballooning

    CHICAGO — Emergency endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) has been on the rise — driving up positive patient outcomes while pushing down healthcare costs, according to a national study.

Friday March 25 2011

  • Vascular Interventions Headline Meeting

    CHICAGO — Controversy and innovation kick off the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting here on Saturday, with a radical vascular approach to MS taking top billing.

  • Heat and Light Focus on MS

    CHICAGO — The controversy over craniocervical angioplasty as a treatment for multiple sclerosis may heat up with further clinical study results slated for release at the Society of Interventional Radiology meeting here.