Fluid flow model evaluates clotting risk in new stent graft design

Whether patients with mechanical heart valves and stents must take blood thinners depends on how effectively blood flows through these implantable medical devices. Researchers have modeled the flow of blood through left ventricular assist devices and mechanical heart valves to estimate clotting risk, but this type of work has not been done on stent grafts … Continued

FDA approves study of new aneurysm device developed by Sanford Health

Unitary Manifold Stent Graft System designed by Dr. Patrick Kelly SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Vascular Innovations, a division of Sanford Health working on technology to improve vascular surgery and endovascular care, has been approved by the FDA to study a new device to treat complex aneurysms occurring in the descending aorta. The device, the … Continued

Obtaining an IDE for Physician-Modified or Off-Label Stent Grafts

A physician’s perspective on applying for an IDE, interaction with the FDA, and practice under an IDE. How would you briefly describe the nature of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) and how it differs from everyday cases? How does this affect the options that treating physicians have at their disposal?  The classic definition of a … Continued

Patrick Kelly’s precarious path to being a vascular visionary

As a boy, Patrick Kelly could easily have been given up as a lost cause. He had a terrible time in school, scoring in the bottom 5 percent of statewide achievement tests. Reading was a challenge. At home, education wasn’t a priority. His father worked in a rock quarry, and Kelly grew up in a … Continued

The Lifesaving Power of Increased Treatment Options

Biomedical research studies conducted on human participants are universally known in the profession as “clinical trials”. But for the President of Research at Sanford Health, the term is just too limited. “I prefer the phrase ‘increased treatment options’, because that’s what clinical trials really are,” says David Pearce, PhD, Senior Scientist with Sanford Children’s Health … Continued

First patient treated with Medtronic Valiant TAAA Stent Graft System in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm study

DUBLIN and SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – February 9, 2016 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions and Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, today announced the first patient enrolled in a clinical study using the Medtronic Valiant® TAAA Stent Graft System for minimally invasive repair … Continued

Research Spotlight: Scientists Explore Novel Approaches to Peripheral Artery Disease, Head and Neck Cancer

The University of South Dakota and Sanford Health are collaborating to develop more effective drug-coated balloons to treat peripheral artery disease. The two new devices, which can more precisely deliver drugs to specific arteries, are based on intellectual property jointly created by Sanford’s Patrick Kelly, MD, and USD’s Gopinath Mani, PhD. Published by MED Magazine … Continued

Sanford, USD collaborating on drug-coated balloons

Sanford Health and the University of South Dakota are collaborating to develop more effective drug-coated balloons to treat peripheral artery disease. The two new devices, which can more precisely deliver drugs to specific arteries, are based on intellectual property jointly created by Sanford’s Dr. Patrick Kelly and USD’s Gopinath Mani.   Source: Published by: Sioux Falls … Continued

New Stent Graft Design Improves Blood Flow

By HospiMedica International staff writers Posted on 10 Sep 2015 A novel branching stent graft that can be deployed from the top on down could help patients suffering from thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). Developed by researchers at Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD, USA) and South Dakota State University (SD State; Brookings, SD, USA) under an … Continued