In this Issue
The Role of Interventional Management in Modern Practice
GUEST CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR'S PAGE
By Mahmood Razavi, MD
Current indications for temporary filter placement, as well as the techniques and possible complications of removal.
By Ramsey Al-Hakim, MD, and Justin McWilliams, MD
Three physicians differing in practice location and specialty discuss placement indications, follow-up and retrieval, current and next-generation devices, and geographical usage disparities.
With William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP, FCIRSE; Gerard Goh, MD, EBIR; and Frank Arko, MD
Determining therapeutic protocol for acute and chronic DVT.
By Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR
Catheter-based therapies have been shown to be safe and effective adjunctive treatments in patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism.
By Ronnie C. Chen, MD; Scott Genshaft, MD; Ramsey Al-Hakim, MD; John Moriarty, MD; and Christopher Loh, MD
Michael R. Jaff, DO, discusses the differences between the arterial and venous stent landscapes and what the future might hold.
Diagnosing and treating pelvic congestion syndrome.
By Sandeep Bagla, MD
The status of management choices for this uncommon disease state.
By Mehran Midia, MD, FRCP(C), and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR
Patient positioning, imaging, and clinical exam methods for accurate diagnosis.
By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT
Identifying sources of recurrence and appropriate therapeutic options.
By Edward G. Mackay, MD
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Clarification of questions arising about the use of a new code for venous embolization, 37241.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Factors to consider before signing your next consulting agreement.
By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd
A preview of today’s new products.
Prof. Tripathi discusses the role of his mentors and the challenges and breakthroughs in his pioneering efforts in the development of endovascular therapy in India.