In this Issue
Specialists from multiple disciplines aim for a venous renaissance.
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Neil M. Khilnani, MD; and Gerard O’Sullivan, MD
Key elements in recanalization and stenting in the chronically occluded IVC and iliac vein systems.
With Haraldur Bjarnason, MD; Stephen Black, FRCS (Ed), MD, FEBVS; Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR, FSVM; Erin H. Murphy, MD; and Rick de Graaf, MD, PhD
By Seshadri Raju, MD, FACS
Keys to efficient time and resource management while providing quality deep vein thrombosis care.
With Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann, MD; and Jeffrey Wang, MD
Utilizing the available imaging modalities to improve patient selection for interventional treatment.
By Carsten W.K.P. Arnoldussen, MD
Dr. Suresh Vedantham discusses his experience with C-TRACT and other DVT trials and their potential implications on future trial design and treatment standards.
With Suresh Vedantham, MD
Experts share their advice on the best approach to forming a “PERT” and discuss the benefits that they can offer.
With Ido Weinberg, MD; Michael R. Jaff, DO; James Horowitz, MD; Oren Friedman, MD; Ronald Winokur, MD; Akhilesh Sista, MD; and Keith M. Sterling, MD
A look at the current use of IVC filters and methods for improving retrieval rates.
With Robert K. Ryu, MD, FSIR; Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR; Kush R. Desai, MD; Ido Weinberg, MD; Michael R. Jaff, DO; Antonios Gasparis, MD; Pamela Kim, MD; Kristan Probeck, ANP-C; Doreen Elitharp, ANP-C; and Nicos Labropoulos, PhD
The co-primary investigators of the PRESERVE trial offer their opinions on how an alternate payment model would affect filter use and if evidence gaps or lags are to blame for overuse.
With Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR; and David L. Gillespie, MD, RVT, FACS
New techniques for superficial venous disease offer advantages, but reimbursement issues raise challenges for adoption.
By Kathleen Gibson, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Medtronic
A discussion with two venous experts on incorporating this minimally invasive procedure into their armamentarium.
With Jeffrey Carr, MD, FACC; and Jennifer Watson, MD, RPVI
Using Varithena® to aggressively treat CEAP 5/6 venous insufficiency.
By Paramjit Chopra, MD; and Brian L. Ferris, MD
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation
New techniques and devices are extending the range of patients who can be treated by endovascular means.
With Athanasios Diamantopoulos, MD, PhD, EBIR; Theodosios Bisdas, MD, PhD; and Giovanni Torsello, MD, PhD
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
Experts discuss a potential paradigm shift in acute clot management in venous and arterial occlusions.
With Michael Lichtenberg, MD, FESC; Theodosios Bisdas, MD; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Yann Le Bras, MD; Francois Petitpierre, MD;and Florian Wolf, MD, MBA, EBIR, EBCR
The Vice President of CIRSE discusses the upcoming conference, the Interdisciplinary Endovascular Aortic Symposium, and the European Board of Interventional Radiology qualification.