Techniques & Technology

Intravascular Ultrasound-Guided Intervention for Venous Leg Ulcers

by Stephen Black, M.D., Paul J. Gagne, M.D., Kelly O'Connell Ph.D. Venous Disease Overview and Classification VENOUS LEG ulceration (VLU) is a chronic, recurring condition with a prevalence of 1.5–3% in the general...Continue Reading


Fruits, Vegetables, Nutraceuticals and Vascular Health

Photo: Vegetables by Peter GloviczkiACCORDING TO recent estimates, the human body has 30 trillion cells. Cells are the elementary components of all tissues and organs, such as the heart, liver, blood vessels, etc. At the...Continue Reading


Obtaining Best Results with Sclerotherapy

BEFORE DISCUSSING how to obtain the best results with sclerotherapy, it is necessary to examine what the target of our treatment is. For the purpose of this discussion, we will examine telangiectasias and how to successfu...Continue Reading


Methods to Improve Inflow in Femoropopliteal Venous Disease: Is it Even Necessary?

Gray areas in vein disease: In this series of articles, we discuss the uncertain and the unsure. Eight thoughtful, knowledgeable, and confident vein specialists contemplate four venous disease areas: superficial disease;...Continue Reading


Gray Areas in Superficial Venous Disease: Approaches to Deal with Recurrent Disease

Gray areas in vein disease: In this series of articles, we discuss the uncertain and the unsure. Eight thoughtful, knowledgeable, and confident vein specialists contemplate four venous disease areas: superficial disease;...Continue Reading


Venous Dedicated Stents: How They are Shaping the Vascular Frontier of Venous Disease?

CHRONIC VENOUS obstructive disease is common. Though rarely a cause for mortality or limb loss, it can be devastating for a patient’s quality of life. Advances in endovascular therapy for chronic venous obstructive...Continue Reading


Compounded Drugs, Compounded Problems?

Clearing up confusion over which sclerosants are FDA-approved, which aren’t, and the significant differences between the brand name and compounded versions Roundtable moderated by Dr. Nick Morrison. Panelists: Davi...Continue Reading


A Novel Platform Technology to Treat VTE

The Bashir™ Endovascular Catheter (Thrombolex, Inc., New Britain, PA) was invented by Riyaz Bashir MD, from Temple University, Philadelphia, in order to (1) create a channel for immediate blood flow through the culp...Continue Reading


Benefits of Achieving Robust Clot Resolution in VTE Patients While Balancing Lower Risk of Adverse Events

How Advanced Catheter-Directed Therapies May Help Improve Outcomes While Reducing the Incidence of Post-PE Syndrome (CTED/CTEPH) and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) in the Treatment of VTE Patients VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM...Continue Reading


See the Invisible with a New, Non-contact Screening Tool for Venous Insufficiency

Introducing a new, non-contact screening tool for venous insufficiency The medical use of thermography is, amazingly, ancient. As far back as 400 BC, physicians commonly applied a thin coat of mud to a patient’s bod...Continue Reading