Varicose Veins: It's in the Genes

by Sheila Coogan, MD, Dianna Milewicz, MD and Hariyadarshi Pannu, PhD Varicose veins are one of the most common medical conditions in the western world, with 23% (about one-fourth) of adults in the United States affect...Continue Reading

Major Barrier Eliminated for Treating Patients With MOCA Vein Ablation: New CPT Codes Effective January 1, 2017

Starting this month, vein specialists who treat venous insufficiency with mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) using ClariVein can bill CPT® codes that specifically describe these procedures. Recently, physicians were grat...Continue Reading

The VQI VVR: The Importance of Registries in Assessing Treatment of Superficial Venous Disease

By Thomas Wakefield, MD, Andrea Obi, MD and Danielle Sutzko, MD The Vascular Quality Initiative Varicose Vein Registry (VQI VVR) was established to improve patient care in the current era of treatment of varicose veins...Continue Reading

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Disease

Clinical Practice Guidelines In today’s medical practice, the demand for a clinician’s time is constantly increasing, and most of this is not related to direct patient care. Simultaneously, there has been an...Continue Reading

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

You shouldn’t necessarily do it from the office, but if the opportunity arises, try searching bodybuilders on the internet Hit images, and you’ll bring up photos of men and women flexing muscles the size of...Continue Reading

Practical Takeaways from the ATTRACT Trial: A Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh Participants: Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR (Principal Investigator), William (Bill) Marston, MD, Raghu Kolluri, MD and Darren Schneider, MD The landmark ATTRACT trial revealed t...Continue Reading

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 unt...Continue Reading

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 prac...Continue Reading

Virtual Reality Immersion: The Evolution of Medical Education

In a perfect world, everyone would learn a procedure by standing right beside the performing physician and observing. Medical education has searched for ways to provide this same experiential education to everyone—a...Continue Reading

Chronically Deep: C-TRACT Trial Addresses a Critical Question

The landmark ATTRACT trial studied the use of endovascular therapy to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Now, a secondary trial known as C-TRACT wants to see whether this same therapy can reduce disability and improve qual...Continue Reading