Peripheral Intervention

  • Zilver<sup>®</sup> PTX<sup>®</sup> <br/>superior 5-year results <br/>published in <em>Circulation</em>

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    Zilver® PTX®
    superior 5-year results
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    The 5-year results of a randomized controlled trial comparing Zilver PTX to Zilver BMS were published in the April 12 issue of Circulation. The Cook-sponsored Zilver PTX RCT is the first and only endovascular study of SFA stents to report 5-year results.

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  • Cook teams <br/>step up to address <br/>Beacon<sup>®</sup> Tip challenge

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    Cook teams
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    Beacon® Tip challenge

    Challenging times can often be the true test of the strength of a team. In April, our teams faced one of those challenges when we decided to recall all products with Beacon Tip technology.

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  • Advance your <br/>endovascular skill set

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    Advance your
    endovascular skill set

    Whether you want to acquire new minimally invasive techniques or you simply wish to keep your present skill set sharp, Cook Medical provides educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

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  • Dr. Gasparis talks IVC filters, retrievals, protocols for follow-up care

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    Dr. Gasparis talks IVC filters, retrievals, protocols for follow-up care

    We recently reached out to Dr. Antonios Gasparis, professor of surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, to learn more about his hospital’s venous thromboembolism (VTE) team.

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Zilver® PTX® superior 5-year results published in Circulation

June 28th, 2016
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Check out the April 12 issue of Circulation to read about the 5-year results of the Zilver PTX randomized controlled trial in an article titled “Durable Clinical Effectiveness With Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery: 5-Year Results of the Zilver PTX Randomized Trial.” The Cook-sponsored Zilver PTX RCT is the first and only endovascular study…

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Dr. Gasparis talks IVC filters, retrievals, and protocols for follow-up care

June 28th, 2016
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We recently reached out to Dr. Antonios Gasparis, professor of surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, to learn more about his hospital’s venous thromboembolism (VTE) team. Upon its formation, the team was tasked with managing patients who have received IVC filters, including tracking eligible patients for outpatient follow-up and filter retrieval. Following…

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Cook teams step up to address Beacon® Tip challenge

June 22nd, 2016
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Challenging times can often be the true test of the strength of a team. In April, our teams faced one of those challenges when we decided to recall all products with Beacon Tip technology. Customers were telling us that, in some cases, the catheter tip was fracturing or separating. Decisions of this magnitude are never…

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Joe Roberts tells his story

March 15th, 2016
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When Joe Roberts began working with venous therapies at Cook Medical, he never imagined that he would develop a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) himself. It's given him a heightened sense of purpose in letting others know about this potentially dangerous condition.

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Six DVT facts you may not know

March 13th, 2016
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March is DVT Awareness Month. DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can affect people of all ages and can be caused by circumstances that might not be considered as dangerous. Find out some facts that you may not know.

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Join us in Vancouver at #SIR16VAN

March 10th, 2016
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Cook will sponsor a lunch symposium, “Ins and Outs of Filter Practice” on Tuesday, April 5, from noon-1 pm, at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. The lunch symposium will take place at the Cook booth, number 919, and will feature: 12:00 – 12:15 pm Filter Practice Landscape – Looking…

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Competitive spirit in full force for EndoWars

January 18th, 2016
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EndoWars is an educational opportunity for fellows and residents to practice endovascular procedures and refine their skills. A group of fellows and residents recently competed against each other to see who could complete a successful procedure in the fastest time.

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7 key points from VIVA 15

January 15th, 2016

Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) is an annual meeting dedicated to global education in vascular medicine and intervention. VIVA 15 was an exciting meeting with late-breaking trial results and talks by leading physicians. Below are some of the topics that were discussed by physicians on the VIVA podiums: 1. Japan Post-Market Surveillance (PMS) study results provide confidence. Zilver PTX added to its strong data…

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No exclusion criteria: Japan PMS study confirms 2-year benefits of Zilver® PTX®

December 11th, 2015
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Recently released data on the Japan post-market surveillance (PMS) study showed two-year patency rates of 72.3%1, while the Zilver PTX randomized controlled trial (RCT) patency results were 76.3%2 at the same mark. In addition, the Japan PMS showed 85.0%3 two-year freedom from target lesion revascularization (TLR). Two other major Zilver PTX trials showed similar numbers…

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EndoWars @VIVA: Testing endovascular skills of fellows & residents 

October 29th, 2015

Who has the skills it takes to win the endovascular competition at VIVA15 this year? Fellows and residents will be given the opportunity to compete against each other at the Cook booth to see who can complete an endovascular case successfully in the shortest amount of time. The winner will receive a proctorship with one of the VIVA board members.

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Oct. 11-15: TCT showcases latest advances in cardiovascular therapies

September 28th, 2015
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Drug elution technology and Zilver PTX will be a major focus of the peripheral track at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. The conference will take place in San Francisco Oct. 11-15, 2015, and Cook Medical will be there. Join us for refreshments at our booth #1305 and catch up on the latest developments in…

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First-year fellows in the Big Apple

September 28th, 2015
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Dr. Danielle Cafasso and Dr. Jordan Stern, who recently completed their residencies in Hawaii and Chicago, respectively, share their thoughts on starting the first year of their vascular surgery fellowship programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Only two fellows per year are accepted to the two-year program. Fellows spend an…

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Case study: Crossing venous obstruction

August 11th, 2015

In a recent case of chronic venous obstruction, Dr. George Erbacher chose to use the the TriForce Peripheral Crossing Set with Curved Tip Sheath and Curved Tip Catheter. Applying torque to both the inner and outer catheters as a system while keeping the tip of the angled inner catheter medial, TriForce easily crossed into the IVC.

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Cook hosts “Meet the CLI & CTO Experts” at AMP 2015

July 31st, 2015
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Critical limb ischemia and chronic total occlusion will be the focus of a symposium sponsored by Cook Medical during the 5th annual Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) that will take place in Chicago from Aug. 12-15. Today’s thought leaders in endovascular therapies will gather for an informative dinner event titled “Meet the CLI & CTO Experts.”…

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Cook provides educational workshops at C3 2015

June 12th, 2015
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Meet us in "Simulator Alley" at the 11th annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit (C3) June 14-18 in Orlando, Fla. To find out more, visit us at booth #205.

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Cook hosts BTK lunch symposium at NCVH

May 26th, 2015
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Cook will host a lunch symposium on Thursday, May 28, during the 16th annual New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) conference in New Orleans. The symposium, titled “New Frontiers in Limb Salvage: From Access to Treatment,” will be held at noon in Chamber II and IV, Mayor’s Suite Level. Speakers include: Dr. Robert Beasley, “How I Treat…

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Join us: The business of PAD, treating the SFA at NCVH

May 26th, 2015
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Cook Medical’s Peripheral Intervention (PI) division takes center stage at the 16th annual New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) conference, May 27-29, in New Orleans. On Tuesday, May 26, Mark Breedlove, PI vice president and global leader, will discuss the business of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) during a talk titled, “Medical Innovation: Can New Technology Reduce Costs?”…

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SCVS fellows provides peer-to-peer support

May 19th, 2015
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Dr. Sean Ryan, outgoing vascular surgery fellow, recently participated in a fellows panel discussion at SCVS. Ryan said it is helpful for incoming fellows to get peer-to-peer access because it’s hard to know what to expect.

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Historic tibiopedal study shows access and crossing success

May 12th, 2015
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A tibiopedal approach showed 93.5% technical access success and 86.0% technical crossing success in a study sponsored by Cook Medical. Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Occlusions (TACO) is the world’s first multicenter, prospective, international study looking at success rates for access and crossing from a tibiopedal approach. The objective of this non-randomized, post-market, observational study was…

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Training the front line: Podiatrists and PAD

May 5th, 2015
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Patients who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) will often initially visit a podiatrist, who may not be aware of the disease state. To address this educational gap, Peripheral Intervention is sponsoring round tables to help podiatrists learn more about PAD.

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Educational forum sessions at Charing Cross 2015

April 28th, 2015
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This year’s Charing Cross programme features topics and debates covering all domains of vascular and endovascular surgery, within a central theme of aiding clinical diagnosis by symptoms, signs and appropriate investigations, including all forms of imaging.

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Education is the focus at SIR Annual Scientific Meeting

February 27th, 2015
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The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting is here! Thousands of doctors, residents, and fellows will converge in Atlanta, GA, from February 28–March 5 to attend sessions, participate in hands-on workshops and network with colleagues to discuss the latest procedures in patient care. This year, we will be focusing on education with our…

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American Venous Forum (AVF) 2015

February 24th, 2015
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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the 27th annual meeting of the American Venous Forum in Palm Springs, CA, February 25 – 27. You won’t want to miss our lunch symposium, “Controversies in venous disease” on Wednesday, February 25, from noon to 1:00 pm. Room:  Celebrity A – C Unpredicted issues with a DVT…

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Join us: Cook Medical at LINC 2015

January 23rd, 2015

Stop by the Cook Medical booth at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), January 27 through January 30, 2015. And, join us for our lively symposia throughout the week: Drug – Eluting Technologies – Final 5 – Year Conclusions The guide to drug elution and how to keep SFA treatment simple Chairman: Michael Dake Moderators: Konstantinos…

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Q1 Vista classes open for registration

January 16th, 2015
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Our Q1 2015 courses are now available for registration on the Vista website and you can download our course guide. The remainder of our 2015 courses will be available for registration in the coming weeks.

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Please join us at VEITHsymposium® 2014

November 17th, 2014
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This week at VEITHsymposium in New York City, interventionalists will share best practices on treating aortic disease, preventing pulmonary embolism, and fighting PAD. Cook Medical will be there as well and is sponsoring the following symposia: Thursday, November 20 Celebrating Five Years of Zilver® PTX® Data Please join us as we bring together elite interventionalists…

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What is the best way to achieve longer-lasting SFA results?

November 4th, 2014
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Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent study data show continued patency at five years Five-year results from the largest and longest-running clinical trial of a drug-eluting stent for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) confirmed long-term patency for patients treated with Zilver PTX. The results were presented by Michael Dake, M.D., of Stanford University, at the 2014 Vascular…

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Is it possible to maximize filter retrieval success?

November 3rd, 2014
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Every case is different. That’s why we’ve developed the world’s broadest line of permanent and optional filters, affording you the flexibility to do what you believe is right for each of your patients. And to give you more retrieval options, we offer two retrievers: the CloverSnare® 4-Loop Vascular Retriever and the Günther Tulip® Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Set. But having…

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Is amputation a solution or a problem?

November 3rd, 2014
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To give physicians another chance at limb salvage, Cook Medical offers products that are designed to facilitate a retrograde tibiopedal approach so you can access, target, and treat. Access • The 2.9 Fr ID Micropuncture® Pedal Introducer Access Set can be used as an interventional introducer when the supplied hemostasis assembly is attached. Target • The 2.6…

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Learn how to treat deep venous disease at VIVA 2014

October 30th, 2014
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On the morning of Wednesday, November 5th, Cook Medical will host the breakfast symposium “Discussing Toolkit Essentials for Treating Deep Venous Disease: From PE Prevention to Deep Vein Obstruction.” Attendees will hear about treatment approaches for some of the most difficult venous disease cases. Topics will include filter placement and retrieval, iliofemoral deep-vein thrombosis, and venous chronic…

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Fellows are invited to a reception at VIVA 2014

October 29th, 2014
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Fellows attending VIVA 2014 are invited to a special fellows reception from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm on Monday, November 3, in the exhibit hall at the Wynn Las Vegas. During the reception, fellows will have the opportunity to meet VIVA board members, faculty, and industry supporters such as Cook Medical. Groups of fellows will rotate through select…

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Learn how to develop a CLI/BTK program at VIVA 2014

October 29th, 2014
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Once peripheral arterial disease (PAD) develops into critical limb ischemia (CLI), interventionalists may face additional clinical challenges. Experienced physicians can provide many insights on how to improve patient outcomes in these cases. To help disseminate this vital knowledge, Cook Medical is sponsoring the symposium “Exchanging Ideas About Creating a BTK/CLI Program” at VIVA 2014 in the…

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At VIVA 2014, you'll witness something special

October 29th, 2014
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Attendees at VIVA 2014 on November 4-7 in Las Vegas will witness a landmark in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Dr. Michael Dake of the Stanford University School of Medicine will present for the first time the five-year results of the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent randomized trial. This is the only randomized…

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Let's talk at VIVA 2014

October 28th, 2014
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Please join us at Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2014 on November 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn about the latest endovascular techniques and technologies. Cook Medical will host the following symposia at which interventionalists can discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes: Monday, November 3 Fellows reception 6:15 – 7:45 pm Location: Exhibit hall Tuesday,…

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Four additional Micropuncture® Access Sets are now available

October 28th, 2014
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There are now four Micropucture Access Sets with trays. All of these sets include a palladium-tipped, nitinol wire guide and an EchoTip® needle. The sets, in 4 Fr and 5 Fr and standard and stiffened cannulas, also feature Transitionless-Tip™ coaxial catheter pair technology. Fewer complications In a study by Shah et al, access-site bleeding complication…

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You'll be thanking yourself later if you make lifestyle changes now

September 22nd, 2014
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I’ve been a nurse for more decades than most of this blog’s readers have been alive. I’ve seen a lot during those years of caring for patients. When I worked in surgery, I hated amputations. Those that weren’t the result of trauma were the result of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)—and many could have been prevented….

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Knowledge helps ensure early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease

September 18th, 2014
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Having always been active and a sports enthusiast, Bill Doherty initially thought that the cramping in his left calf was due to muscle strain. He tried physiotherapy, but the frequency and regularity of the cramping became impossible to ignore. He also noticed that his left foot felt colder than his right foot.

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Aging parents and peripheral arterial disease

September 15th, 2014
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Bill Fischer, left, celebrates his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, Barbara, right, their daughter, Gail McDaniel, and her partner, Keith Hamm. Bill underwent a surgical procedure to treat his advanced peripheral arterial disease. Knowing the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is not only important for at-risk individuals but also for their family members….

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10 facts about peripheral arterial disease

September 11th, 2014
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious, underdiagnosed disease that is similar to coronary artery disease. Both develop when cholesterol levels and scar tissue build up, causing the arteries to narrow and restrict blood flow. The difference is that PAD affects arteries outside the heart. Untreated, PAD can lead to difficulty in walking and, in…

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U.S. trends in diabetes and obesity

September 9th, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mapped the rapid growth of diabetes and obesity rates among Americans from 1994-2010. Diabetes and obesity are two of the main risk factors for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).   Learn more about PAD at the National Institutes of Health website. MORE ON PAD AWARENESS MONTH What is peripheral arterial…

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CIRSE 2014: Why early intervention is key in treating the diabetic foot

September 9th, 2014
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We’re looking forward to attending the annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) in Glasgow, Scotland, particularly in light of this year’s hot topic: “Interventional Radiology in the treatment of the diabetic foot.” Together with the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), CIRSE will host a press conference during which…

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Join us at CIRSE in Glasgow

September 8th, 2014
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This year’s Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) congress is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 13-17. As the world’s largest interventional radiology congress, it is a great opportunity for us to engage with our customers, to hear about exciting innovations shaping this area of medicine, and to showcase how our products…

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What is peripheral arterial disease?

September 4th, 2014
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis, systemic plaque that results in a narrowing or clogging of the vascular system. PAD usually develops over a period of years or decades, ultimately eroding the effectiveness of the…

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Meet the Vista faculty: Dr. Nelson Bernardo

August 5th, 2014
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  Nelson L. Bernardo, MD, specializes in interventional cardiology and teaches a course for Vista on retrograde tibiopedal access. Dr. Bernardo is the medical director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at MedStar Heart Institute. He is also the director for Peripheral Intervention at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at MedStar Research Institute. Dr. Bernardo serves as…

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About Cook Medical's approach to Open Payments

July 31st, 2014
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Over time, the healthcare industry has seen incredible advancements in the level of care available to patients. It’s our belief that these innovations have happened, at least in part, as a result of physicians and healthcare providers working closely with the medical device industry. This collaboration has been a large part of our history at…

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Cook Medical's Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent selected as a top emerging health technology in Canada

July 31st, 2014
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As announced at the 2014 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) symposium, the Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health (CNESH) has selected Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent as a top 10 game-changing health technology for 2014. The CNESH top 10 list is designed to encourage the adoption and use of effective, safe health…

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Use the next generation of a proven IVC filter

July 30th, 2014
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The proven technology of the Cook Celect® Vena Cava Filter is now improved with the addition of four platinum markers. The radiopaque markers on Celect® Platinum can help physicians verify placement accuracy immediately after filter detachment. Celect Platinum features leg struts that are designed to help physicians better center the filter during placement. Also, the femoral…

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Meet the Vista faculty: Dr. Constantino Peña

July 30th, 2014
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Constantino S. Peña, MD, is an interventional radiologist with Miami Vascular Specialists in Miami, Florida. Dr. Peña received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his post-graduate training with…

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How does the drug effect of Zilver PTX work?

July 25th, 2014
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A multicenter, international randomized trial demonstrated the clear drug effect of Zilver® PTX®.  At four years, Zilver PTX achieved a 75% patency rate, compared with 57.9% for provisional bare-metal stents.1 With Zilver PTX, you can achieve longer-lasting outcomes that are superior to the outcomes achieved by bare-metal stents. But how does the drug effect work exactly?  …

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One fellow's experience at MCVC conference

July 12th, 2014
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Fellows with endovascular experience received valuable hands-on experience at the 2014 Mastering Cardiac and Vascular Complications conference held June 13-14 in Washington D.C. “The MCVC conference was practical and I enjoyed that it was case-based,” said Jessica Nguyen-Trong, cardiology fellow. The conference was designed to help fellows and practitioners recognize early angiographic and/or clinical telltale…

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How can Zilver® PTX® reduce costs?

July 1st, 2014
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What do bare-metal stents do to inhibit neointimal hyperplasia? Nothing. Only Zilver PTX, with its proven drug effect,1inhibits neointimal hyperplasia. This fact not only affects patient outcomes, but also the bottom line. How can this be? Bare-metal stents and angioplasty are suboptimal. Lesions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) are difficult to treat. One-year restenosis rates…

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Fellows have a great opportunity at NCVH

June 16th, 2014
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Dr. Nate Boyer, right, deploys an inferior vena cava filter in a simulator during the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) annual conference in May in New Orleans. World-renowned faculty and experts in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and vascular surgery instructed fellows at NCVH on how to treat patients by using some of the most innovative endovascular techniques. Cook…

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Cook Medical begins two studies on inferior vena cava filters

June 12th, 2014
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Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. The first study, the Cook Inferior Vena Cava Filter (CIVC) study, will add to Cook’s existing clinical data on its commercially available IVC filters. This includes three previous studies including more than…

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Cook Medical makes the Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting stent available in Canada

June 10th, 2014
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Cook Medical launched its Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent in Canada at the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) meeting in Montreal, Canada. It’s the first drug-coated stent in Canada indicated to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). “Launching Zilver PTX in Canada brings the benefits of drug-eluting stents to Canadian…

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Practice gaining pedal artery access on cadaver legs

June 9th, 2014
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The Chicago Endovascular Conference (CVC) July 9-12 at Swissôtel Chicago is offering a unique opportunity for interventionalists who are interested in the retrograde tibiopedal approach to treat lower-limb peripheral arterial disease.  The Ultrasound-Guided Pedal Artery Access Cadaver Course will take place from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, July 12. CVC attendees will get hands-on experience by performing ultrasound-guided pedal artery…

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New retrieval app highlighted at SVS

June 3rd, 2014
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Because retrieval is such a vital part of the filter procedure, Cook has launched a free Vena Cava Filter Track App for iPads through the Apple® App Store™. Now you can learn how to use all of the VCF App’s support features when you visit our booth for a live demonstration during the 2014 Annual Vascular…

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Celect® Platinum IVC filter introduced at SVS

June 3rd, 2014
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Cook Medical is introducing the next-generation of a proven technology at the 2014 Annual Vascular Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the SVS Foundation. Celect Platinum’s proven IVC filter is designed to enhance visibility. The specially designed anchors and platinum markers on the filter’s feet allow secure caval fixation. And, the flexibility…

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Make the most of your summer with these Vista℠ endovascular workshops

June 2nd, 2014
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There are many opportunities this summer for you to expand your endovascular skill set. After attending these hands-on Vista Collaboration and Learning Program courses, you’ll have increased confidence when treating peripheral arterial disease, placing and retrieving vena cava filters, or embolizing vascular malformations. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay registering. The following six summer workshops…

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Postmarket surveillance study in Japan confirms benefits of Cook Medical's Zilver® PTX® stent

May 29th, 2014
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One-year follow-up data from 907 Japanese patients who received the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent showed positive results in keeping open the superficial femoral artery (SFA). The postmarket surveillance (PMS) study, designed to evaluate the stent’s performance in real-world patient use, was presented at the 2014 EuroPCR meeting. The PMS study was based in Japan and presented by Hiroyoshi…

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Please join us at CIRA 2014

May 23rd, 2014
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At the 13th annual meeting of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) May 29-31 in Quebec, physicians will learn about state-of-the-art treatments for peripheral arterial disease. To support this objective, Cook Medical is sponsoring the following informative lunch symposium from noon to 1 pm on Friday, May 30, in Salon Drummond Ouest in Le Centre Sheraton…

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Sick of amputation?

May 22nd, 2014
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Don’t you hate to see lost toes, feet, and limbs? Then please join us at the 15th annual meeting of New Cardiovascular Horizons from May 28-30 in New Orleans to find out about new treatment appoaches. Cook Medical will host the following informative lunch symposium on Thursday, May 29, from noon to 12:55 pm in…

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One physician's view on treating venous disease

May 20th, 2014
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We sat down at the recent Venous Symposium meeting in New York City with Dr. Mark Meissner, who shared his thoughts on treating venous disease today and the trends he sees coming in the near future. Dr. Meissner is a professor of surgery at the University of Washington. He specializes in vascular surgery, with particular…

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Download the new Peripheral Intervention catalog

May 16th, 2014
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The new catalog for Cook Medical’s Peripheral Intervention division is now available. We offer products that enable physicians to perform entire procedures, which include the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolisms, and embolization. We also provide solutions for nonvascular stenting and specialty cardiology. This 2014 catalog includes more than 2,000 stock…

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Penetrate lesions with just one set

May 9th, 2014
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In the TriForce™ Peripheral Crossing Set, the enhanced crossing ability of the CXI® Support Catheter is combined with the pushability of the Flexor® Guiding Sheath to cross vascular lesions. The TriForce set features tungsten-loaded tips that aid pushability and add to radiopacity as they go through lesions. The hydrophilic coating on both the catheter and…

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The RCN hosts the first of three radiology imaging forums in the U.K.

May 9th, 2014
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The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the U.K.’s leading representative body for nurses, recently held its first RCN Road Show of the year. This Road Show was focused on current trends in radiology. Held at the RCN’s headquarters in London, the Cook Medical-sponsored event had 100 attendees from more than 30 hospitals. Amplifying the role…

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The Advance® 35LP balloon is now available in additional lengths

April 30th, 2014
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The Advance 35LP Low-Profile PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter is now available in more options in order to treat lesions of differing lengths.  The new balloon lengths are 1.5, 2, 2.5, 17, and 20 cm. The Advance 35LP balloon catheter is ideal for the superficial femoral artery and complements the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent. The exceptional…

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Please join us at GEST 2014

April 28th, 2014
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Embolization as a treatment for pelvic venous incompetence, also known as pelvic congestion syndrome, is an approach that is gaining acceptance. At GEST (Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies) 2014, two prominent physicians will share their unique approaches, present case studies, and discuss the importance of the procedure in the field of women’s health. Cook Medical…

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New iPad app allows physicians to follow up on VCF retrievals

April 28th, 2014
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You don’t want to forget about the vena cava filters that you place. Patient follow-up is vital, especially if retrieval is necessary. That’s why Cook Medical created a free app to help you keep track of your filter procedures. VCF Track is an organizational tool that will manage key information about filters, recipients, manufacturer brands,…

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The Cantata® Microcatheter is now available in three diameters

April 21st, 2014
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The Cantata Microcatheter is now available in a 2.9 Fr size that has a high-flow, .027 inch inner diameter (ID) and is designed for access and treatment of larger vessels. The new size complements the existing line of .021 and .025 inch ID microcatheters, which provide physicians with low-profile options to access superselective anatomy. All Cantata Microcatheters…

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Treat foot ulcers with the angiosome concept

April 17th, 2014
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The angiosome concept of perfusion delineates specific vascular territories that are supplied by specific arteries. The concept may help vascular interventionalists treat tissue defects caused by critical limb ischemia (CLI) by enabling the interventionalists to target arteries according to the location of foot ulcers. The angiosome concept of perfusion was first described in 1987 by…

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Enhance your endovascular skills at these upcoming Vista℠ workshops

April 14th, 2014
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Endovascular interventions are numerous and can be quite complex. Practice, as well as guidance from experts, is crucial as you develop mastery over the techniques and technologies required to treat PAD, prevent recurrent PE, and embolize malformations. Cook Medical is ready to partner with you. You can focus on specific topics and learn from premier…

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Alight™ is the nitinol microwire that you can shape by hand

April 10th, 2014

With a nitinol mandril and no other added metal, the Alight Superselective Microwire Guide has the ability to be shaped by hand to your specifications. The nitinol mandril spans the entire length of the .016 inch diameter microwire. There’s no transition, which means uninterrupted torque transmission. Even with two separate coatings, the Alight microwire feels…

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Spaces are still available for upcoming Vista℠ endovascular workshops

March 28th, 2014
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Advancing your endovascular skill set is great for both your patients and your career. By attending Vista workshops, you’ll be able to learn from premier interventionalists through lectures, observation, and hands-on labs. Our courses are designed at varying levels so that your time with us is as productive as possible. The following workshops scheduled for…

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Combine the performance you expect with increased usability

March 26th, 2014
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Cook Medical’s latest addition to its broad offering of wire guides is the Roadrunner® UniGlide.® The hydrophilic UniGlide offers a familiar feel and the performance physicians expect. A durable hydrophilic coating provides trackability and pushability, and a tungsten-impregnated jacket enhances visibility. A tapered nitinol mandril offers 1:1 torque response for superb directional control. UniGlide’s more than 50…

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Zilver PTX is now available in new sizes

March 24th, 2014
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Zilver® PTX®, the world’s first and only drug-eluting stent for the superficial femoral artery, is now available in new sizes in the U.S. Lengths of 40, 60, and 100 mm join the 80 mm length, which is also now available in a twin pack to help treat 140 mm lesions. All sizes are available in both…

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Take your career to the next level in 2014

March 21st, 2014
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As a fellow, you’re guided by experienced operators as you increase your proficiency. In time, you’ll practice independently and continue to employ the multitude of endovascular techniques that are transforming so many patients’ lives.Eventually, you’ll be challenged to keep up with evolving techniques and technologies so that you can continue to perform at the highest…

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We're the proud sponsor of SCVS Fellowluminaries

March 16th, 2014
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As part of the 42nd annual SCVS meeting this week, we are sponsoring a two-day educational seminar called SCVS Fellowluminaries. Running from March 19-20, SCVS Fellowluminaries will offer information on aortic and peripheral endovascular basics to nearly 50 incoming fellows. From a Cook perspective, this is one of our favorite fellows programs. We get to…

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First ten patients enrolled in U.S. clinical study that is evaluating treatment of iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction

March 10th, 2014
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The first ten patients have been enrolled in Cook Medical’s VIVO clinical research study. The study is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treating symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction with the Zilver® Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent. The trial’s first patients are undergoing treatment at six healthcare facilities in the East Coast and Midwest…

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Please join us at AVF 2014

February 17th, 2014
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Please join us at the 26th annual meeting of the American Venous Forum February 19-22 in New Orleans, La. Cook Medical will host the following informative lunch symposium from noon to 1 pm on Wednesday, February 19, in Chambers 1 and 3 of The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel: Advance Venous Knowledge Through Complex Clinical Cases. Moderator: Nicos…

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Minimize your balloon profile to maximize your treatment possibilities

February 10th, 2014
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The ultra low-profile of Cook Medical’s latest balloon allows physicians to attempt interventions that they never thought were possible. The Advance Micro™ 14 Ultra Low-Profile PTA Balloon Catheter is designed specifically to treat vessels from the knee all the way to the digital arteries. Advance Micro 14 is an .014 inch, over- the-wire system that…

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Please join us at iCON 2014

February 4th, 2014
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Look for the Cook Medical booth at the International Congress on Endovascular Interventions (iCON), which runs from Sunday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 13, in Phoenix, AZ. We’d also love to see you at our lunch symposium, New Frontiers in Treating CLI: The Tibiopedal Approach to Limb Salvage. The lunch will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from…

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CXI is now available in an .014 inch platform

February 3rd, 2014
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The CXI® Support Catheter is engineered for the periphery and can help you reach and cross lesions.CXI is now available in an .014 inch platform that features platinum-iridium marker bands for exceptional visibility. CXI’s stainless steel braid provides a 1:1 torque response and exceptional pushability and kink-resistance. A hydrophilic coating on the distal 40 cm further…

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Expand your interventional skill set in 2014

January 27th, 2014
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In Cook Medical’s VistaSM Collaboration and Learning Program, you’ll find a commitment to working with healthcare constituents to improve patient care. We are proud to provide you a unique portal into the future of medicine. Our courses at designed at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels so that your time with us is as productive as possible….

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Cook events at LINC

January 24th, 2014
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Cook Medical will be sponsoring a symposium and also lunch sessions for attendees at LINC (Leipzig Interventional Course) in Leipzig, Germany. LINC is one of the most important vascular meetings in Europe and attendees come from all over the world to study endovascular interventions. Some of the offerings from Cook Medical include the following: Zilver…

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Cook Medical supports Royal College of Nursing Imaging Forum Road Show

January 23rd, 2014
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Are you an imaging nurse in the United Kingdom looking to improve your knowledge and skills?  The RCN is running a series of Imaging Forum Seminars in 2014 designed to enhance your ability to provide up-to-date, evidence-based care. Supported by the Cook Medical sponsorship program as part of our commitment to ongoing healthcare professional education,…

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Target lesions below the knee with optimal support

January 3rd, 2014
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The Shuttle® Tibial Infrapopliteal Access System can help you target below-the-knee lesions. The system consists of a Flexor® Shuttle Guiding Sheath and a special Slip-Cath® selective catheter. Flexor Guiding Sheaths feature a hydrophilic coating, coil construction, and a soft distal tip with a radiopaque band. Slip-Cath catheters feature a hydrophilic coating, braid construction, and a radiopaque Beacon® tip. The two…

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Advance 18LP is now available in additional sizes

December 20th, 2013
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The Advance® 18LP Low-Profile PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter is now available in nearly 200 size, length, and shaft configuration options. Additional balloon diameters are 2, 9, and 10 mm, while additional lengths are 12, 15, 17, and 20 cm. A catheter length of 150 cm also is an option now. All sizes feature a flexible tip…

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Artist intrigues attendees at CIRSE 2013

November 18th, 2013
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CIRSE 2013 was a celebration of both science and art. The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2013 congress drew 6,594 attendees from 94 countries to Barcelona, Spain, in September. Physicians learned about the latest advances in interventional radiology that included four-year patency results from the Zilver® PTX® randomized controlled trial. A surprise in this atmosphere of…

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Video: One physician's experience with Vista

November 5th, 2013
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Dr. Larisee Lee, a physician from Southern California, talks about her experience attending a course through Cook Medical’s Vista℠Collaboration and Learning Program. We’re confident you’ll find an equally productive experience, whether you are just getting started or simply polishing your skills. At Cook, we’ve made a commitment to working with healthcare professionals to improve patient…

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Video case study: A second chance by using a retrograde approach

October 29th, 2013
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Infrapopliteal occlusions in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) are a challenge. The failure rate when taking the traditional, antegrade approach has been reported as high as nearly 40%.1 For such patients, amputation may be the only remaining alternative. A new revascularization technique—the retrograde approach—aims to give physicians another chance at limb salvage. In cases with…

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Discover Cook Medical at TCT 2013

October 21st, 2013
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If you’re headed to TCT, we look forward to seeing you there. Stop by our booth and grab a cup of coffee while you watch cases via closed-circuit television. Also, don’t miss our lunch symposium, “Endovascular Frontiers: Demystifying Exotic Access” on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in Presentation Theater, Hall D. Renowned…

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Zilver PTX shows excellent patency at four years

October 7th, 2013
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This week at VIVA, Dr. Gary Ansel presented the four-year data from a randomized Zilver PTX study. The study found a 75 percent primary patency rate for patients treated with provisional Zilver PTX compared to a 57.9 patency rate for patients treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with provisional bare metal stents in the study. Find…

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Will the changes in lower extremity Medicare reimbursement affect you?

September 9th, 2013
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CMS recently released proposed regulations for changes to their 2014 payment systems for hospital outpatient departments, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians. There are significant changes recommended in a number of different areas. Perhaps the most significant, and most relevant to you and your customers, affect reimbursement for lower extremity interventional procedures. Remember, these are proposed…

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Animation: Retracta Detachable Embolization Coils

June 20th, 2013
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The Retracta is a detachable .035 inch coil that’s fully retractable. Physicians can use it right out of the package. It’s easy to use and requires minimal preparation time. It’s an economical choice that gives you another viable option for treating patients. The Retracta is based on the platinum Nester® technology. The soft platinum material…

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Retrograde tibiopedal access offers a second chance at crossing lesion

June 15th, 2013
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[brightcove 2483297889001] Retrograde tibiopedal access is a new approach to treating the growing problem of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia. Many physicians are discovering this technique that offers another method of crossing lesions when an attempt to cross using an antegrade approach does not work. Treatment can then be performed from either an…

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Embolic Therapies program

January 28th, 2013
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Cook Medical is a respected global leader in embolic therapy products. The Embolic Therapies team is dedicated to providing therapeutic occlusion and delivery solutions to preserve and enhance life. We know every embolization is different. So, our products are created to work together to solve your specific procedural challenges. Our solutions include the following devices: Retracta® Detachable Embolization…

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Venous Therapies program

January 28th, 2013
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The Venous Therapies program is dedicated to delivering next-generation devices for pulmonary embolism (PE) prevention and deep-venous disease treatment. Cook has depth, breadth, and a solid history of providing solutions for venous disease. Our broad product line offers physicians and hospitals more options. More options means greater flexibility in patient care. Our Günther Tulip® and Cook Celect® filters have one…

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PAD Therapies program

January 7th, 2013
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The PAD Therapies program encompasses the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, particularly for patients with claudication and critical limb ischemia (CLI). Our solutions include the following products: Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent Zilver PTX is the first and only drug-eluting stent for the challenging anatomy of the SFA. Zilver PTX is a breakthrough technology that sets a new…

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Cook Celect® Platinum Vena Cava Filter Set now FDA cleared

January 7th, 2013
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The Celect Platinum is designed to prevent recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) via placement in the inferior vena cava. The Celect Platinum can be used as either a permanent or a retrievable device. Its secondary strut design is intended to help center the filter during placement, while its specially designed anchors allow for secure, atraumatic fixation….

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