July 2018




Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Ensuring Appropriate Venous Care

By Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS; and Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS


Roundtable Discussion: Tailored Approaches to Venous Ulcers

Experts discuss the EVRA trial and its applicability to practice, diagnosis of venous ulcers, wound care management and interaction with wound care specialists, treatment of concomitant deep and superficial disease and perforators, and future directions.

With Mark J. Garcia, MD, MS, FSIR, FACR; Manjit Gohel, MBChB, MD, FRCS, FEBVS; and Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, RPVI

Diagnosis of Iliac Vein Obstruction With Duplex Ultrasound

Criteria used during duplex ultrasound examination to identify iliac vein obstruction.

By Prof. Nicos Labropoulos

Our Protocol for Transabdominal Pelvic Vein Duplex Ultrasound

A summary of South Coast Vascular Laboratory’s protocol for pelvic vein duplex ultrasonography, including equipment, patient positioning, ultrasound settings, and technique.

By Laurencia M. Villalba, MD, FRACS, FACP; Vickie Grayndler, RN, DMU; Peter Sharman, RN, DMU; Lauren Dwight, BMedSci, DMU; and Kate Dwight, BMedSci

CT Venography: Technique and Indications

A brief summary of how to perform indirect and direct CT venography and when this imaging modality can be helpful in diagnosing venous disease.

By Ana Marija Alduk, MD, PhD; and Gerard O’Sullivan, MD

Diagnosing Deep Venous Disease Through Optimized Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Venography

Imaging central venous disease using magnetic resonance venography.

By Justinas Silickas, MBBS, MRCS; Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS; Adam M. Gwozdz, MRCS; Alberto Smith, PhD; and Prakash Saha, PhD, FRCS

Diagnosing Venous Disease With IVUS: How I Do It

How to diagnose deep vein disease with intravascular ultrasound, including access techniques, assessing for stenosis or occlusion, and assisting with stent placement.

By Paul J. Gagne, MD

Tips and Tricks for Venous IVUS Success

An Australian perspective on using IVUS to diagnose and treat venous obstruction from patient preparation to access site to stent sizing.

By Laurencia M. Villalba, MD, FRACS, FACP; and Patrik J. Tosenovsky, MD, PhD, FEBVS, FRACS

Avoiding Misuse and Overuse of Iliac Vein Stenting for Chronic Venous Disease

The importance of appropriate patient assessment and sensible case selection.

By Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS; and Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS

Roundtable Discussion: Venous Stenting Perspectives: Current Best Practices, Trial Experiences, and Device Designs

With Steven D. Abramowitz, MD; Stephen A. Black, MD, FRCS(Ed), FEBVS; Michael D. Dake, MD; Erin H. Murphy, MD, FACS; Gerard O’Sullivan, MD; and Mahmood K. Razavi, MD, FSIR, FSVM

Acute DVT: Are We Overtreating or Undertreating?

A look at post-ATTRACT DVT care, necessary next steps, and parameters for future areas of study.

By Mitchell J. Silver, DO, FACC, FSVM, RPVI; and Michael Jolly, MD, FACC, RPVI

The Problem of Endovenous Overablation and Insufficiently Trained Operators

The need for increased regulation, accreditation, and better-defined appropriateness guidelines to promote sound ethical behavior and core values of professionalism in venous disease treatment.

By Marc A. Passman, MD

Evaluating Options to Treat Superficial Venous Disease in 2018

An overview of current thermal tumescent, nonthermal nontumescent, and nonthermal tumescent treatment options for superficial venous disease.

By Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh

IVC Filter Use in 2018 and Beyond

Optimizing utility and retrieval to provide appropriate protection.

By Osman Ahmed, MD; and Vibhor Wadhwa, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Indigo® System for Thromboembolic Disease

With Frank R. Arko III, MD; Scott L. Stevens, MD; James F. Benenati, MD; Christopher W. Boyes, MD; Paul Perkowski, MD; Laurel H. Hastings, MD; Mikel Sadek, MD; Chandrahas Patel, MD; and Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD


Sponsored by Medtronic

Tackling Below-the-Knee Disease in Critical Limb Ischemia

By S. Hinan Ahmed, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM


Sponsored by VentureMed Group, Inc.

Utility of the FLEX Dynamic Scoring Catheter® in Peripheral Interventions

Dynamic scoring technology to improve outcomes in lower extremity intervention.

By Thomas Zeller, MD; Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD; Frank R. Arko III, MD; and John Pigott, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Indigo System for Thromboembolic Disease

With James F. Benenati, MD; Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD; Davide Fior, MD; Francesco Vacirca, MD; Rocco Corso, MD; Maurizio Cariati, MD; Umberto G. Rossi, MD, EBIR; Dr. med. Enrique Alejandre-Lafont; Arturo del Toro, MD; David Romero Alonso, MD; Simon T. Hilliard, FRCR; and Brendan C. Koo, FRCR


Sponsored by QualiMed

The 2-Year Results of the QualiMed Novel Bi-Directional SFA Stent

A comparative study of safety and efficacy.


ACTiVE: SIR Takes Aim at Venous Thromboembolic Disease

A brief synopsis of what to expect at SIR’s upcoming Advanced Therapies in Venous Interventions meeting.

By Kush R. Desai, MD



An Interview With Roberto Iezzi, MD

One of the course directors for the MIO Live symposium discusses the distinguishing features of this European conference on interventional oncology, as well as progress in guideline creation and recent studies in this evolving specialty.


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