Improving Clinical Outcomes in Peripheral Interventions with Boston Scientific

Published: 11 October 2022

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Part 1: Prof Stephen Black (Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, UK) and Dr Stefano Barco (University Hospital Zurich, CH) share their extensive experiences in treating patients with ilio-femoral DVT, protocols and treatment pathways.

A number of live audience polls during the session revealed that the audience believed their practices would significantly grow with the majority treating patients with acute DVT but challenges to treat more patients relate hospital infrastructure, costs and seeing the patient early enough.

Key takeaways:

  • Review of evidence favours patients with early thrombus removal and reduces severity of Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
  • Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy remains the gold standard. AngioJet with Powerpulse offers good efficacy and safety profile
  • Patient selection is crucial
  • Focus on the details, by incorporating contemporary practices its possible to achieve very low rates of PTS and low complication rates

Part 2: Prof Martin Andrassy (Fuerst-Stirum Hospital, DE) and Dr Gigorios Korosoglou (GRN Hospital Weinheim, DE) presenting their data about the use of Jetstream™ Atherectomy combined with Drug Coated Balloons, to treat femoropopliteal long complex lesions and femoropopliteal lesions with in-stent restenosis and occlusions.

Key take-aways:

  • Using atherectomy improves lumen gain, decreases dissection, reduces bail-out stent rate and potentially optimizes drug delivery to the vessel wall
  • Combining atherectomy and adjunctive therapy to treat long, complex, (non-) occlusive lesions is safe and effective
  • Using atherectomy for in-stent restenosis and occlusions is safe and effective
  • For in-stent restenosis the use of embolic protection is recommended
This symposium is sponsored by Boston Scientific.

Learning Objectives

How I Choose the Best Treatment Strategy for My DVT Patients Using AngioJet: When to Lyse, When Not to Lyse...

  • Understand the “right” patient to treat effectively with AngioJet and with which approach to achieve less than 10% PTS rate
  • Learn how to use AngioJet, with tips and tricks
  • Hear about the latest available data for AngioJet

Debulk and Drug: Data for a Jetstream Enhanced DCB Strategy

  • Understand importance of vessel preparation in complex and highly calcified lesions
  • Learn how atherectomy can be used efficiently in occluded lesions and in stent restenosis
  • Learn from experts tips and tricks to use atherectomy safely and efficiently

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Faculty Biographies

Stephen Black

Stephen Black

University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, Consultant Vascular Surgeon Professor of Venous Surgery

Prof Stephen Black is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and a Professor of Venous Surgery at Kings College, London. He is the Site Lead for Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and the Co-R&D Lead for the Cardiovascular Directorate (Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery). He was Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery for 4 years (2019-2023).

Dr Black is the Co-founder & Medical Director of UK Vein Clinic. In private practice he undertakes medical consultations and minimally invasive procedures at 150 Harley Street, London, UK. For complex work, Dr Black's private practice is at Harley Street HCA Clinic in London and Ramsey Ashtead Hospital in Surrey.


His principal clinical interest is the treatment of venous disease. Prof Black has established a large practice in the treatment of both Acute and Chronic Deep Venous Disease as well as superficial venous disorders and together with…

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