Techniques & Technology

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Rotational Thrombectomy of Prosthetic Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Grafts: 29 cases

by John R. Ross, MD, and Dion L. Franga, MDEnd-stage renal disease (ESRD) affects more than 664,000 patients in the United States.1 Patients with ESRD face marked, persistent disparities in survival and quality of life compared with the general population, and their treatment incurs an estimated $34 ...

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Runnin' Down a Dream: A Round Table Discussion on Artificial Vein Valves

Experts in vein care and medical technology discuss the Holy Grail of venous disease treatment—implanting a functioning valve in the deep venous system. What are the technical and clinical obstacles to developing this technology, and what is the potential for improving patient quality of life?

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Sclerotherapy for Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins

Doctors believe they can treat these veins one-by-one, yet that method results in negative consequences. Here’s what to do instead.

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Single Session Venoplasty and Targeted Thrombolysis for Chronic Infrainguinal Venous Obstruction: A Novel Concept

A disease state traditionally thought of as untreatable may finally have endovascular options.

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Targeting Intervention in PE & DVT

With numerous studies under-way, researchers and manufacturers are busy readying for the next wave of procedures and devices to combat the rise in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). VEIN Magazine recently asked U.S. thrombolysis device manufacturers to provide their latest news, products, research ...

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Telehealth

Telehealth versus Telemedicine The terms telehealth and telemedicine are constantly evolving; however, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, pati ...

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The ABCs of IVC Filters: IVC Filters Data, Types, Techniques and Retrieval

Introduction The use of IVC filters has recently skyrocketed, and the FDA has issued a warning against retrievable IVC filters. This article will highlight available IVC filter options, technical tips and guidelines for placement and retrieval, as well as indications and controversies for IVC filte ...

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The ASVAL Story

Not every patient matches a “one size fits all” strategy. ASVAL calls into question the usual approach of systematically treating the saphenous vein by stripping or ablation.

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The ATTRACT Trial

The landmark ATTRACT trial measures how catheter-directed thrombolysis may reduce the incidence of PTS in patients with acute lower extremity DVT. What exactly do the findings mean for your patients?

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The Important Role of the Lymphatics in Venous Ulcers: Chronic Wounds May Require More Than Venous Intervention

By Darren J. Wennen MBA*, *Daniel Carlson MS, MBA*, and Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr., MD# *Tactile Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota #Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass. and consultant Tactile Medical Contact: TFOD at [email protected] Chronic lower-extremity ulcers, which affect as many a ...

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