Techniques & Technology

Is the New Standard of Care for Optimal Venous Imaging Duplex Ultrasound and Infrared Thermography

FOR THE PAST 50 years, the use of Duplex ultrasound (DUS) as an imaging tool for lower extremity venous disease has remained the most common and widely preferred methodology for diagnosing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CV...Continue Reading


Mental Health is a Disease Linked to Vascular Disorders

Studies show mental illnesses are tied to vascular disease. Here is what you need to know ACCORDING TO DATA from the 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), chronic disease affects one in two people.1 Mental health...Continue Reading


The Next Era of Chronic Leg Wound Care

With an eye toward the future, Dr. Manu Aggarwal and Dr. Mark Melin look thoughtfully at the wound care landscape, current treatment strategies, and the role vascular management plays in healing MARK MELIN is a surgeon,...Continue Reading


The Ulcer in the Room

One physician’s experience with incorporating wound healing into her vein practice GOLIATH. THAT’S WHAT I think of wounds. The big, scary beast when it walks into my office or when the word is scribbled across...Continue Reading


Big Data Shows More VLU Awareness Needed

New data underscores the need for venous interventions in wound healing Results of the largest epidemiology study of venous leg ulcers (VLU) and correlated duplex findings are in! Here, American Vein & Lymphatic Socie...Continue Reading


The Next Evolution of VTE Care

The third most common vascular diagnosis after heart attack and stroke, venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be as challenging to diagnose as it is to treat. Symptoms can present mildly and are often dismissed by doctors or a...Continue Reading


Patient Selection in Iliac Vein Recanalization

Moderator: Dr. Ronald S. Winokur Experts: Dr. Stephen Black, Dr. Kush Desai, Dr. Erin Murphy Iliac vein recanalization and stenting have increased in utilization, but specific challenges should be considered to optimize c...Continue Reading


The Journey of a Patient with Post-Thrombotic Syndrome and Venous Ulcer

By Pradeep K. Nair, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Angel Thao Duplantis, RDMS, RVT; Ashley Guidry, CCMA; Kristy Poiencot, LPN; Trunetta Diggs, LPN; Craig M. Walker, MD JB was Cajun to his core, having grown up in the Bayou Region of So...Continue Reading


Deep Vein Arterialization Overview

As the number of patients suffering from amputations due to peripheral vascular disease continues to increase, deep vein arterialization (DVA) offers an alternative for no-option patients What is DVA? An aging populati...Continue Reading


Lipedema Fat and BMI

Lipedema is a genetically transmitted, loose connective tissue disease of subcutaneous fat tissue. There are many differences in the subcutaneous tissue in women with lipedema compared to women without lipedema; these inc...Continue Reading