Today, healthcare providers’ use of IVUS in PVD interventions is not standardized and is therefore inconsistent. The new appropriate-use expert consensus may help establish global standards of care to adopt into guidelines and improve quality care in PVD.
To achieve consensus, the broad, multi-disciplinary, global experts used a rigorous methodology. They conducted a systematic and comprehensive review of key clinical IVUS scenarios and decision-making processes before voting as world experts in the field. The results were shared at a special symposium during Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2021 (Las Vegas, USA, 5-7 October). Through this method, experts established clinical consensus to identify optimal use of IVUS and potential gaps to set a standard across clinical specialties and drive positive outcomes for patients.
“We commend these global, cross-specialty experts, on their commitment to identifying the appropriate uses of IVUS to standardize procedures in order to improve outcomes for peripheral vascular patients worldwide,” said Chris Landon, Senior Vice President and General Manager Image Guided Therapy Devices at Philips. “This expert consensus sets a precedent on how patients are managed and supports Philips’ commitment to evidence-based medical guidelines as part of our pursuit of better patient outcomes, enhanced patient and staff experiences, and lower cost of care.”
Philips is the global leader in IVUS solutions which are part of the company’s comprehensive portfolio of systems, smart devices, software, and services for peripheral vascular disease with the objective of helping clinicians decide, guide, treat and confirm the right therapy for each patient during their procedure.