In this Issue
Answering the questions currently perplexing venous specialists.
Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Suresh Vedantham, MD
An insight into current research on catheter-directed thrombolysis.
By Prof. Cees H.A. Wittens, MD, PhD, and Maaike J. de Geus, MD
What the present and the near future will bring in terms of techniques and devices to remove venous thrombus.
By Constantino S. Peña, MD; Ripal T. Gandhi, MD; and James F. Benenati, MD
Biomarkers, research, and new horizons in the treatment of this serious disease.
By Peter Henke, MD
A presentation of key questions and a discussion of potential next steps in clinical trial development.
By Akhilesh K. Sista, MD
Stenting expert Gerard O’Sullivan, MD, shares his thoughts on practice preferences and what’s in store for the future of this treatment strategy.
The evidence supporting embolization for chronic pelvic pain is strong.
By Neil M. Khilnani, MD, and Melvin Rosenblatt, MD
A review of the evidence and rationale for perforator vein ablation in venous disease management.
By Chieh-Min Fan, MD, FSIR
How to ensure that physicians receive comprehensive training in venous and lymphatic disorders.
By Steven E. Zimmet, MD, and Anthony J. Comerota, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic
A review of the clinical trials that led to FDA approval of a novel treatment for saphenous vein reflux.
By Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, and Azah Tabah, PhD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Volcano Corporation
A panel of venous experts shares insights on referrals, imaging, and stenting.
By William Marston, MD; Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FACC, FSVM; and Patricia Thorpe, MD, FSIR
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by QualiMed
The importance of developing devices with lower entry and crossing profiles for use in transfemoral and transradial access.
By Eric K. Mangiardi, Msc
The Spain-based vascular surgeon talks shortcomings in aortic therapies and the role of vascular societies and meetings.