The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM): Vision and Value

Do we need venous specialists? Before we consider the need for and the value of standardized training and certification in venous and lymphatic medicine (VLM), we ought to ask a fundamental question: Do we need venous sp...Continue Reading

Inferior Vena Cava Clip Recanalization: A Case Study

By Edgar Guzman, MD, RPVI, FACS - Vascular Specialists With comments by Thom W Rooke, MD - Mayo Clinic Mr. S. was a 67-year-old male whose venous pathology started during the third decade of life. At that time, he prese...Continue Reading

Deficiencies in Comprehensive Education of Venous Ultrasound

By Julie Cardoso, RDCS, RVT, RPhS, Eduard Marmut In the last decade, the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease has become one of the most rapidly surging practices in the field of medicine. A principal factor is th...Continue Reading

The Need for Standards in the Treatment of Venous Disorders

What role can the UIP play in promoting education and research in venous disease? To answer this question it is instructive to first look to a brief history of the UIP and how it is organized. In 1959 the UIP was formed...Continue Reading

Grassroots Education: On the Street and in Your Practice

Although endovenous thermal ablation received FDA approval more than 15 years ago, there are still plenty of people, including physicians, who still think that the best treatment for varicose veins is vein stripping&mdash...Continue Reading

Introduction to Lipedema

Although lipedema was first described by Drs. Edgar Allen and Edgar Hines in 1940 at the Mayo Clinic, many physicians remain unaware of this medical condition or its symptoms (Hines, 1940). Lipedema is a chronic, progress...Continue Reading

Filling the Holes: Challenges of Vein Care for Interventional Radiologists

Vein Magazine’s Medical Director, Dr. Steve Elias, got together with four leading vein specialists who have backgrounds in interventional radiology for a robust conversation about what holes exist in the Interventio...Continue Reading

Live and LE&RN: Broadening Our Understanding of Lymphatic Disease

There are an estimated 10 million Americans who are living with lymphedema. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that the incidence of primary lymphedema is from 1 out of 300 to 1 out of 6000 live births. Add t...Continue Reading

NCS & PCS: Can We Do Better?

The term “syndrome” refers to a group of signs and symptoms primarily occurring together, characteristic of a specific condition. The nutcracker syndrome (in a venous or even broader scope, vascular compress...Continue Reading

Are We Providing Effective Anti-DVT Prophylaxis?

by Isaac K Nyameke, MD and Stephen J Goodyear, MD Venous thrombembolism (VTE) can occur with occasional devastating consequences after any interventional procedure, including venous treatments. Therefore, VTE prophylax...Continue Reading