November 2012


In this Issue

VTE Therapy

Trends in interventional management and the latest in DVT, PE, and IVC filter study.



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

VTE Therapy

By Barry T. Katzen, MD

Cover Stories

Matching DVT Patients With Procedures: Endovascular, Surgical, and Hybrid Options

Dr. Anthony J. Comerota discusses experiences treating patients who have challenging venous occlusions and the therapies that are currently available.

New Messages, New Media: ATTRACT Study Update

Renewing the commitment to find the best possible treatment for future DVT patients.

By Suresh Vedantham, MD

Special Considerations for Recurrent DVT Cases

Restoring patency in these challenging situations.

By Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR

A Preview of the PRESERVE IVC Filter Study

Interventional radiologist Matthew Johnson, MD, FSIR, the Society of Interventional Radiology’s former liaison for the US Food and Drug Administration and co-chair of the SIR/SVS IVC Filter Task Force, discusses the anticipated launch of a large-scale, multispecialty prospective study evaluating inferior vena cava filter use and follow-up protocols to improve patient care.

Advanced IVC Filter Retrieval Techniques

Options when risks of permanent device implantation outweigh the potential complications of retrieval.

By Brian G. DeRubertis, MD

Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Strategies

Using risk stratification to determine which therapeutic intervention is right for your acute pulmonary embolism patient.

By Maria Paola Arellano, MD, and Victor F. Tapson, MD

Update on the SEATTLE II Clinical Trial

A prospective, single-arm, multicenter trial of the EkoSonic endovascular system with Activase for acute pulmonary embolism.

By Keith M. Sterling, MD


Sponsored by Bard Peripheral Vascular

Perspectives on IVC Filter Placement and Retrieval

With Roy M. Fujitani, MD, RVT, FACS; Frank C. Lynch, MD, FSIR; Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH; and Ronald F. Sing, DO, FACS


Retrograde Approach to Crossing CTOs in the Setting of CLI

An exotic and technically challenging approach that can save lives and limbs.

By Michael J. Pompliano, BS, and George L. Adams, MD, MHS, FACC


From Data to Decision: How Will We Apply the 12-Month DEFINITIVE LE Evidence to Clinical Practice?

An interview with Lawrence A. Garcia, MD, and James F. McKinsey, MD



An Interview With Heather L. Gornik, MD

The Cleveland Clinic vascular medicine specialist shares her insights on recent fibromuscular dysplasia research and selecting medical therapy for PAD patients.


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