CIRSE Position Papers


The following position papers and commentaries elucidate CIRSE's stance on various IR-related hot topics.

Joint Position Paper on Renal Denervation of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) (PDF download 339KB)

“The publication of this position paper intervenes at a point in time where renal artery denervation seems to have lost its momentum in Europe, but the joint writing group deems it all the more important to give a comprehensive account of this therapy, including the potential benefits and urgent need for more clinical data.”


CIRSE Commentary on the Treatment of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency
(PDF download 99 KB)

"...we believe that until real scientific data are available for CCSVI and balloon dilatation, this treatment should not be offered to MS patients outside of a well designed clinical trial."


CIRSE Position Paper on Renal Denervation

Published in the February 2014 issue of CVIR (Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 11-12)
CIRSE Members can access the article free of charge by logging into the Members' Section of this website (myCirse).

"CIRSE encourages participation in clinical trials to ensure patient safety and to further knowledge of this field."