July 2011


In this Issue

Venous Disease Strategies

A multispecialty review of the diagnosis and treatment of challenging venous pathologies.


Chief Medical Editor's Page

The Many Facets of Venous Disease

By Barry T. Katzen, MD


Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

There is speculation that CCSVI may contribute to the symptoms experienced by MS patients, but what do the data tell us so far?

By Gary Siskin, MD; Kenneth Mandato, MD; and Meridith Englander, MD

CCSVI: What We Need to Know Now and in the Future

Multidisciplinary collaboration is a necessary step toward answering the many questions about the relationship between MS and extracranial venous obstruction.

By Michael D. Dake, MD

IVC Filter Use: What’s Next?

Matthew Johnson, MD, FSIR, discusses the current issues surrounding IVC filter use and retrieval.

Perforator Vein Incompetence in CVD Patients

Understanding the characteristics and impact of perforator vein incompetence on patients with chronic venous disease.

By Antonios P. Gasparis, MD, RVT, FACS, and Nicos Labropoulos, PhD, DIC, RVT

Collaborating to Treat Venous Thromboembolism

Involving the emergency department in interventional management of VTE.

By Charles V. Pollack Jr, MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA

Adding Venous Procedures to a Cardiology Practice

Why veins are so important to the practice of cardiology.

By Ariel D. Soffer, MD, FACC

Iliocaval Stenting for Advanced Chronic Venous Disease

Stenting iliocaval venous lesions on the basis of clinical suspicion and IVUS.

By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT, and Cristal Boatright, MMS, PA-C


Vascular Imaging in the Setting of Trauma

Computed tomographic angiography has become the primary vascular imaging triage tool.

By Eli Atar, MD, FSIR


Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment With Multiple Microsystems

A distal access catheter with a large inner diameter assists in treating a complex-shaped middle cerebral artery aneurysm.

By Satoshi Tateshima, MD



An Interview With Daniel McCormick, DO

An expert in carotid artery stenting discusses the CREST trial, embolic protection device decisions, and the importance of medical simulation technology in training the next generation of physicians.


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