July 2017


In this Issue

Venous Therapy

The Art Beyond the Picture




The Art Beyond the Picture

By Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh; and Rick de Graaf, MD, PhD


The Critical Need for an Iliofemoral Venous Obstruction Classification System

An overview of a potential classification system to better identify and treat iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction.

By William Marston, MD

The Challenges of the Common Femoral Vein in Deep Vein Thrombosis

How to assess involvement of the common femoral vein in patients with acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis and the approach to treatment in patients with chronic disease.

By Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS

Treating the DVO Picture: Significance of Imaging in Relation to the Complaints of the Patient

A structured approach to the imaging workup for deep venous obstruction of the lower limbs.

By Vincent G. Helyar, MBBS, MSc, FRCR, EBIR; Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS; and Narayan Karunanithy, MBBS, MRCS, FRCR, EBIR

Current IVC Filter Retrieval Techniques

A problem-solving approach to retrieving embedded inferior vena cava filters.

By Kush R. Desai, MD; Robert K. Ryu, MD, FSIR; and Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR

The Importance of Data-Driven Decisions in Superficial Venous Pathology to Achieve Optimal Outcomes

The role of data-driven decision making in the context of superficial venous interventions and how it can positively affect patient care.

By Sarah Onida, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, and Alun Huw Davies, MA, DM, DSc, FRCS, FHEA, FEBVS, FACPh, FFST(Ed)

Competing Responsibly: A Venous Industry Roundtable

Representatives from industry provide their perspectives on training, ensuring ethical use of venous products, and industry’s role in value-based care and collaborating with societies to establish best practices.

Moderator: Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh
Panel: David Goodman, Eric Heil, and Sandra Lesenfants

Ask the Experts: The Next Big Thing: What Do We Need in Superficial Vein Care?

Experts discuss the challenges in managing patients with venous disease, including venous ulcers and treatment of the great saphenous vein, as well as how to improve the quality of life of these patients.

With Sergio Gianesini, MD, PhD; Ellen D. Dillavou, MD, FACS; Thomas F. O’Donnell, Jr, MD; and Michael Tal, MD, MBA


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Indigo® System for Thromboembolic Disease

With Fadi Saab, MD; Carol Ebersole, MD; Sherisa Warren, DO; Timothy E. Yates, MD, RPVI; Patrick E. Muck, MD, RVT; Matthew Recht, MD, RPVI; Osman Ahmed, MD; and Zubin D. Irani, MBBS
Sponsored by Philips Volcano

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) for the Treatment of Venous Disease

Studies, awareness, and training help drive improved outcomes.

With Paul J. Gagne, MD; Paul M. Khait, MBA; Erin Murphy, MD; and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR, FSVM


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

The Indigo System and CAT8

Experts discuss the use of the Indigo System and CAT8 for thrombectomy and fistula salvage.

With Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Bella Huasen, MBChB, MRCS, DipEd, FRCR; Juan José Ciampi Dopazo, MD, EBIR; Pilar Servent Sáenz, MD; Maria Antonella Ruffino, MD, EBIR; Andrea Mancini, MD; Stefano Molinaro, MD; Andrea Discalzi, MD; Paolo Fonio, MD; Clément Marcelin, MD; Francois Petitpierre, MD; and Yann Le Bras, MD


Sponsored by JOTEC GmbH

The Imperative of Preserving the Internal Iliac Artery: A Paradigm Shift?

A look at the various techniques and devices that have been developed to better treat internal iliac artery disease.

By Jan Brunkwall, MD, PhD, and Spyridon Mylonas, MD, FEBVS, with case report authors Joerg Heckenkamp, MD, PhD; Aysel Can, MD; and Thorsten Theis, MD



An Interview With Christoph A. Binkert, MD, MBA

Prof. Binkert discusses the 2017 GEST and CIRSE meetings, as a member of the scientific program committees, as well as current areas of interest in embolization and arterial access techniques.


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