In this Issue
Current strategies aimed at improving procedural results and quality of life for patients.
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor
Localized protamine in tissue tract reduces dwell times, allowing for earlier post-intervention discharge of patients from the recovery area.
By Carlos D. Mego, MD, FACC
IMAGING & DIAGNOSTICS
A showcase of patient studies illustrating the benefits of advanced live 3D guidance tools in a busy day-to-day clinical practice.
By Atul Gupta, MD, and Alessandro G. Radaelli, PhD
Tips on the best methods for retrieving an IVC filter.
By Thuong G. Van Ha, MD
How to place an inferior vena cava filter at the ICU bedside.
By David Rosenthal, MD; Walaya C. Methodius-Rayford, MD; Allison B. Burkett, MD; Max H. White, BSC; Eric D. Wellons, MD; and Paul Kochupura, MD
Which patients should be stented and which should not?
By David Gillespie, MD; Marcia Johansson, RN, MS; and Carolyn Glass, MD
An update on the future of DVT therapy.
By Suresh Vedantham, MD
Pelvic venous insufficiency remains an underdiagnosed but treatable cause of chronic pelvic pain.
By Carl M. Black, MD; Kelly Thorpe, NP; and Ryan Nielsen, MD
An update on causes and treatments.
By Jonathan D. Grant, BS; Julie S. Lee, MD; Edward W. Lee, MD, PhD; and Stephen T. Kee, MD
Treatment outcomes reveal improved postoperative recovery in endovenous laser ablation patients.
By Lowell S. Kabnick, MD, FACS, FACPh, and Jayne A. Caruso, RN
The Balance Between Success and Treatment-Related Side Effects in Endovenous Ablation of Saphenous Veins
Understanding the significance of energy dosing and the risks of favoring low side effect profiles over reliably successful ablation.
By Thomas M. Proebstle, MD, PhD
After the failure of conventional techniques, a radiofrequency energy guidewire may be a useful treatment option.
By James F. McGuckin, MD; Adrienne M. GosneAr, BS, RTC; and Renee L. Williams, BA, RT
Interventional radiologist Craig R. Greben, MD, discusses technology selection, unique cases, and the wide range of applications for embolization.