CVIR Endovascular Year in Review: 2023

Looking back on 2023, we are thankful for all the exciting updates and successes this year has brought. CVIR Endovascular now has its first-ever impact factor of 1.2!


In 2023, the journal published two special issues: one on women's health, and another on sustainability. CVIR Endovascular is dedicated to addressing important issues such as these that affect IRs' daily work. Among our projects like the blog and Author Spotlight series, we have also added a quarterly update, curated by Social Media Editor Sara Lojo, which highlights journal articles on important topics each quarter.


CVIR Endovascular aims to offer a podium for discussion among authors, readers, reviewers in the IR community worldwide, from students to experts in the field. We look forward to continuing this mission into next year and thank you all for your continued support and contributions to the journal’s success.


All papers that were published this year were of high quality and clinical value, and it is extremely difficult to pick a sample to highlight. Prof. Reekers was given the difficult task of selecting ten articles to showcase this year and we hope you enjoy reading them!


Please note the articles are presented in chronological order.

Editor's Picks 2023

Review article

Uterine artery embolisation: fertility, adenomyosis and size – what is the evidence?

Leto Mailli, Shyamal Patel, Raj Das, Joo Young Chun, Seyed Renani, Sourav Das & Lakshmi Ratnam



Original article

Sustainability within interventional radiology: opportunities and hurdles

Anouk de Reeder, Pim Hendriks, Helena Plug - van der Plas, Dirk Zweers, Philine S. M. van Overbeeke, Joost Gravendeel, Johan W. H. Kruimer, Rutger W. van der Meer & Mark C. Burgmans



Review article

Embolization for acute nonvariceal bleeding of upper and lower gastrointestinal tract: a systematic review

Corrado Ini’, Giulio Distefano, Filippo Sanfilippo, Davide Giuseppe Castiglione, Daniele Falsaperla, Francesco Giurazza, Cristina Mosconi, Francesco Tiralongo, Pietro Valerio Foti, Stefano Palmucci, Massimo Venturini & Antonio Basile



Review article

Pelvic venous congestion syndrome: female venous congestive syndromes and endovascular treatment options

Elika Kashef, Elizabeth Evans, Neeral Patel, Deepsha Agrawal & Anne P Hemingway



Original article

Fracking compared to conventional balloon angioplasty alone for calcified common femoral artery lesions using intravascular ultrasound analysis: 12-month results

Takuya Haraguchi, Tsutomu Fujita, Yoshifumi Kashima, Masanaga Tsujimoto, Ryo Otake, Yuhei Kasai & Katsuhiko Sato



Original article

Safety and efficacy of interventional treatment of acute limb ischemia in Germany 2021

Moritz B. Bastian, Jonathan Nadjiri, Joel Wessendorf, Michael Scheschenja, Alexander M. König, Jarmila Jedelska & Andreas H. Mahnken



Original article

Clinical feasibility of endovascular recanalization with intravascular ultrasound-guided wiring for chronic total occlusion of below-the-knee arteries

Naoki Hayakawa, Satoshi Kodera, Hiromi Miwa, Shinya Ichihara, Satoshi Hirano, Masataka Arakawa, Yasunori Inoguchi & Shunichi Kushida



Original article

A comparative study between surgical cut down and percutaneous closure devices in management of large bore arterial access

Mohamed Ahmed Mousa, Sherif Samir El Zahwy, Ahmed Fathy Tamara, Wafed Samir & Mahmoud Ahmed Tantawy



Review article

Erectile dysfunction: role of computed tomography cavernosography in the diagnosis and treatment planning of venous leak

Hanno Hoppe, Dominique Hirschle, Martin Christian Schumacher, Heinz Schönhofen, Michael Glenck, Christoph Kalka, Torsten Willenberg, Sebastian Sixt, Dominik Müller, Andreas Gutzeit, Andreas Christe, Vignes Mohan & Nicolas Diehm


Author Spotlight Highlights

Our Author Spotlight series premiered at the start of 2022 and we would like to thank all authors who participated! Below is a selection of videos from throughout the year but be sure to check out all the videos on our subpage.

Blog Posts

Speaking of Endovascular Interventions, the CVIR Endovascular blog, also premiered this year and we have highlighted the following blog posts. Go to our blog page to read them all and keep an eye out for more blog posts in 2024!