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Chronically Deep: C-TRACT Trial Addresses a Critical Question

Dr. Suresh Vedantham joins Dr. Steve Elias to discuss the C-TRACT trial, a study examining whether endovenous therapy can improve life for patients with thrombotic disease.

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Practical Takeaways from the ATTRACT Trial: A Roundtable Discussion

What does the ATTRACT Trial NOT tell us, and where do we go from here?

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Virtual Reality Immersion: The Evolution of Medical Education

Virtual reality training is coming to venous and lymphatic medicine. Here's what you need to know.

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Interesting Vascular Trainees in Venous Disease Treatment (Podcast Ep. 10)

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steve Elias is joined by Drs. Ellen Dillavou and Patrick Muck to discuss how to get vascular trainees interested in venous disease treatment.

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Venous Symposium 2020: A Powerhouse in Venous Education

Venous Symposium | March 19-21, 2020| Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel Venous Symposium (VS) has become the premier international conference on issues and treatment related to vein pathology. In 2020 VS delivers practical education and updates on the current knowledge and management of venous d ...

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SIR invites abstract submissions for SIR 2020 in Seattle, Washington, USA

“Let’s connect in Seattle!” Be heard. Be seen. Get published! Online abstract submission for SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting, March 28–April 2, 2019, in Seattle, is open at until 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 26, 2019. “The SIR Annual Scientific Meeting highlights collaboration in i ...

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Veins in Athletes and Bodybuilders: One Vein Physician Gives an Alternate Explanation

Why do bodybuilders have huge, bulging veins? The conventional explanation of low body fat may not be right. Here's what Dr. Thom Rooke of Mayo Clinic thinks.

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Lessons from the Peloton

Any bike race starts with the peloton. The peloton is the mass of riders racing. From the peloton, there emerge leaders and, ultimately, a winner. Nobody can win staying with the peloton, but they can’t win without the peloton. I will explain. One lone rider is not as strong as many riders workin ...

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Catheter Tips and Tricks: Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh

by Steven E. Zimmet, MD, RVT, FACPh Catheter Tips and Tricks: Keep the patient and room warm to minimize vasospasm. Turn the air conditioning on after your fiber/catheter is properly positioned. Perform access with the patient in the reverse Trendelenburg position. Use a micropuncture kit (sma ...

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Round Ligament Varicosities

by Jose I Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT Pelvic vein enlargement typically occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and during this time, pelvic veins can extend into the groin, mimicking inguinal hernias. Therefore, in a pregnant female who presents with bilateral tender groin masses, the examinin ...

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