July 2014


In this Issue

Venous Rising

The Role of Interventional Management in Modern Practice




Venous Rising

By Mahmood Razavi, MD


Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter Update

Current indications for temporary filter placement, as well as the techniques and possible complications of removal.

By Ramsey Al-Hakim, MD, and Justin McWilliams, MD

Viewpoints on the Nuances of IVC Filter Usage

Three physicians differing in practice location and specialty discuss placement indications, follow-up and retrieval, current and next-generation devices, and geographical usage disparities.

With William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP, FCIRSE; Gerard Goh, MD, EBIR; and Frank Arko, MD

A Treatment Algorithm for DVT

Determining therapeutic protocol for acute and chronic DVT.

By Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR

Endovascular Approaches to Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

Catheter-based therapies have been shown to be safe and effective adjunctive treatments in patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism.

By Ronnie C. Chen, MD; Scott Genshaft, MD; Ramsey Al-Hakim, MD; John Moriarty, MD; and Christopher Loh, MD

The Unanswered Questions of Venous Stenting

Michael R. Jaff, DO, discusses the differences between the arterial and venous stent landscapes and what the future might hold.

Gonadal Vein Embolization

Diagnosing and treating pelvic congestion syndrome.

By Sandeep Bagla, MD

Splanchnic Venous Thrombosis: Challenges and Opportunities

The status of management choices for this uncommon disease state.

By Mehran Midia, MD, FRCP(C), and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR

Techniques for Venous Reflux Disease Evaluation

Patient positioning, imaging, and clinical exam methods for accurate diagnosis.

By Jose I. Almeida, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT

Treatment of Recurrent Varicose Veins

Identifying sources of recurrence and appropriate therapeutic options.

By Edward G. Mackay, MD


Coding for Endovascular Therapies for Incompetent Extremity Veins

Clarification of questions arising about the use of a new code for venous embolization, 37241.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR


What's Lurking in Your Industry Contracts?

Factors to consider before signing your next consulting agreement.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd



A preview of today’s new products.

An Interview With Ramesh K. Tripathi, MD

Prof. Tripathi discusses the role of his mentors and the challenges and breakthroughs in his pioneering efforts in the development of endovascular therapy in India.


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