Hand Vein Treatment with Sclerotherapy

by Mark Issacs, MD Twenty years ago, an especially persuasive patient convinced me to treat her prominent hand veins, despite my dire warnings that this was unknown territory for me and that the potential complications w...Continue Reading

Canadians Fly South for a Winter Liberation

It’s no news that Canadians have been coming to the United States for many years to be treated by US physicians, out of pocket, because of the lack of timely care within their own country’s medical system. Now...Continue Reading

The Importance of Differentiating Leg Edema from Venous Insufficiency versus that of Congestive Heart Failure

by Ariel D. Soffer, MD, FACC and Faith Jaslow, ARNP In the Unites States, the most common diagnosis for hospital admission is congestive heart failure, or CHF. One of the most common signs of CHF is bilateral leg swellin...Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Vein Institute's Future Phlebologists: Trained the RMVI Way

by Gordon Gibbs, MD Founder and CEO, Rocky Mountain Vein Institute Venous disease is an extremely common medical problem that is easily diagnosed and readily treated with contemporary technology. Good clinical outcomes a...Continue Reading

Pelvic Veins and the Lower Extremity

For the treating physician, there is nothing more satisfying than transforming a patient with severe symptomatic superficial venous disease into an asymptomatic vein-free individual. Conversely, there is nothing more frus...Continue Reading

Management of Chronic Venous Occlusions

Acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects nearly 1 million patients in the US annually, with up to 60% of these patients developing some degree of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Although only 5–10% of patients with...Continue Reading

ULTIMA The World's First Pulmonary Embolism Trial Comparing Endovascular Therapy to Standard of Care

EKOS Corporation announced that the results of the ULTIMA trial were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting by Dr. Nils Kucher, cardiologist and angiologist, University Hospital (Bern, Switzerland). ULTI...Continue Reading

Innovations & Controversies in Complex Vascular Interventions & Wound Management

by Sherry Knecht The 11th Annual Innovations & Controversies in Complex Vascular Interventions & Wound Management, offered by NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia’s Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surg...Continue Reading

Is it Time to Break Out of Your Shell?

by Helane Fronek Most of us value safety. It is why we wear seatbelts and use signals to alert other drivers when we plan to transition on the road. On a health care level, we attend conferences and read journals to lear...Continue Reading

Initial Experience with a New Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Device in Deep Venous Thrombosis

by Cüneyt Köksoy and Umman Sanlidilek The potential for thrombolysis to improve outcomes for patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) seems to be strong. The development of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis t...Continue Reading