Tag: Vascular Surgery

Smart Stent Monitors Blood Flow, Detects Restenosis

Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and scar tissue often forms in the vicinity, blocking blood flow through the stent. Typically, renewed […]

New Technique to Measure Brain Blood Flow Using Light

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new method to measure blood flow in the brain using light. The method could provide a cheaper and more robust way to assess patients with traumatic brain injuries or stroke. The technique is based on the principle that shining a laser light through someone’s skull […]

Terumo Releases a Narrower Stent-Graft for TEVAR Procedures

Terumo is launching in Europe its RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft System, initially being released to a limited set of institutions with wider availability expected soon. The device is designed to allow patients with narrower access vessels to benefit from thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) procedures. It’s based on the previously (Read more...)

Flexitouch Plus Released for Treating Lymphedema Symptoms

Lymphedema is a disease in which fluid is retained in the legs, arms, and other parts of the body, resulting in pain, discomfort, and even disability. A new device from Tactile Medical, a company out of Minneapolis, Minnesotta, is designed to activate the lymphatic system so as to help move fluids away from where they’ve gotten [… (Read more...)

Ferromagnetic FMsealer Laparoscopic Shears for Faster Vessel Sealing with Fewer Side Effects

Domain Surgical out of Salt Lake City, UT, which is part of OmniGuide, itself based in Lexington, MA, is releasing new laparoscopic shears based on its ferromagnetic technology. The FMsealer Laparoscopic Shears, unlike bipolar electric devices, do not release electric current into the tissues when transecting and sealing. And unlike ultrasonic (Read more...)