CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
A look at developments in physician reimbursement for cerebrovascular procedures over the last 20 years, including the latest CMS coverage updates.
By Roseanne R. Wholey
This new IVUS-directed technique of filter placement significantly reduces risk in some patients.
By Andy C. Chiou, MD, MPH, FACS, and Jon S. Matsumura, MD, FACS
An alternative approach to an increasingly popular vena cava filter placement technique.
By John H. Matsuura, MD
IVC filter placement provides protection against PE caused in part by thrombus fragmentation during the thrombectomy or thrombolytic procedure.
By Peter H. Lin, MD; Ruth L. Bush, MD; and Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Selective placement can limit pulmonary embolism, the leading cause of death in this growing surgical population.
By Dirk S. Baumann, MD, FACS
A 90-day update on the safety and performance of a second-generation, optional vena cava filter in an animal model.
By Bob Smouse, MD; Anthony O. Ragheb, PhD; and Shivani G. Patel, MD
With the popularity of live-case demonstrations continuing to grow, the FDA is aiming to make sure they are conducted in adherence with safety and regulatory guidelines.
By Dorothy B. Abel and Angela C. Smith
By Barry T. Katzen, MD Chief Medical Editor
An update on the recent initiatives and educational progress of the VDF.
By Peter Gloviczki, MD
A challenging problem in patients with previous endarterectomy or radiation.