July 2009


In this Issue

Venous Interventions

Current strategies aimed at improving procedural results and quality of life for patients.



Continued Progress in Venous Disease Therapy

By Barry T. Katzen, MD, Chief Medical Editor


Initial Experience: New Closure Device for Patients Receiving Heparin

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


Live 3D Guidance in Endovascular Procedures

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


Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval

Tips on the best methods for retrieving an IVC filter.

By Thuong G. Van Ha, MD

Simplified IVUS Technique for IVCF Placement

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

Stent Placement After DVT Thrombolysis/Mechanical Thrombectomy

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

Diagnosis and Endovascular Management of PVI

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

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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

EVL Ablation Using Jacket-Tip Laser Fibers

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

A New Pathway for Central Venous Occlusion

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

An Interview With Craig R. Greben, MD

Interventional radiologist Craig R. Greben, MD, discusses technology selection, unique cases, and the wide range of applications for embolization.

By Craig R. Greben, MD

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Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field. Our Editorial Advisory Board is composed of the top endovascular specialists, including interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, and vascular medicine practitioners, and our publication is read by an audience of more than 22,000 members of the endovascular community.