July 2015


In this Issue

Imagining the Future of Venous Medicine

Answering the questions currently perplexing venous specialists.



Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

The Best Answers Come From the Hardest Questions . . . So Keep Asking ‘Em

By Suresh Vedantham, MD


Clinical Trials on Acute DVT Intervention

An insight into current research on catheter-directed thrombolysis.

By Prof. Cees H.A. Wittens, MD, PhD, and Maaike J. de Geus, MD

Treating Venous Thromboembolism Without Lytic Medications

What the present and the near future will bring in terms of techniques and devices to remove venous thrombus.

By Constantino S. Peña, MD; Ripal T. Gandhi, MD; and James F. Benenati, MD

Important Considerations in the Biology of Postthrombotic Syndrome

Biomarkers, research, and new horizons in the treatment of this serious disease.

By Peter Henke, MD

Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: Opportunity Emerging From a Challenging Disease

A presentation of key questions and a discussion of potential next steps in clinical trial development.

By Akhilesh K. Sista, MD

Current Trends in Venous Stenting

Stenting expert Gerard O’Sullivan, MD, shares his thoughts on practice preferences and what’s in store for the future of this treatment strategy.

The Biggest Challenge to Pelvic Congestion Embolization: Reimbursement

The evidence supporting embolization for chronic pelvic pain is strong.

By Neil M. Khilnani, MD, and Melvin Rosenblatt, MD

How I Decide to Ablate a Refluxing Perforator

A review of the evidence and rationale for perforator vein ablation in venous disease management.

By Chieh-Min Fan, MD, FSIR

Venous Disease Care: Improving Training Paradigms

How to ensure that physicians receive comprehensive training in venous and lymphatic disorders.

By Steven E. Zimmet, MD, and Anthony J. Comerota, MD


Sponsored by Medtronic

Clinical Evidence Behind the VenaSeal™ Closure System

A review of the clinical trials that led to FDA approval of a novel treatment for saphenous vein reflux.

By Kathleen Gibson, MD, FACS, and Azah Tabah, PhD


Sponsored by Volcano Corporation

Deep Venous Intervention Techniques

A panel of venous experts shares insights on referrals, imaging, and stenting.

By William Marston, MD; Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, FACC, FSVM; and Patricia Thorpe, MD, FSIR


Sponsored by QualiMed

Evolution of Micro-invasive Strategy

The importance of developing devices with lower entry and crossing profiles for use in transfemoral and transradial access.

By Eric K. Mangiardi, Msc



An Interview With Vincent Riambau, MD, PhD

The Spain-based vascular surgeon talks shortcomings in aortic therapies and the role of vascular societies and meetings.


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