Techniques & Technology

Is the Changing Medical Device Market Landscape Forcing an Innovation Plateau in the United States?

A well-worn adage has told us that necessity is the mother of all invention. I had the opportunity to speak with respected inventor, writer and teacher Lazar Greenfield, MD. Like many inventors, a challenge influenced him...Continue Reading

What Not To Do In Venous Disease Treatment: A Round Table Discussion

Taking stimulus from VEIN Magazine’s earlier roundtable on the topic of ethics of venous disease treatment, “Absurd Vein Care: Can We Fix It?,” vascular surgeon, AVF founder and one of the most respected...Continue Reading

IVC Filters: Put them In, Take Them Out

Pulmonary embolization (PE) is estimated to kill over 200,000 patients per year in the United States.[1] The scope of this increasingly recognized epidemic is broad and complex. The patient population is as diverse as it...Continue Reading


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 an...Continue Reading

Options for Non-Venous Wounds: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

As wound care providers, we hold people’s lives in our hands. The five-year mortality rate of a person with a neuropathic foot ulcer is 45%, compared to 11% for a patient with breast cancer and 35% for a patient wit...Continue Reading

Effective Vascular Interventions: Are We Comparing Apples to Cows?

How do your patients define success? Do they use the same definition that you do? Most vein specialists would describe a successful outcome as occlusion of the affected vein, elimination of reflux, improved disease severi...Continue Reading

Sclerotherapy for Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins

It has been estimated that between 10% and 20% of the adult U.S. and Western European populations have varicose veins and up to 50% of women by age 50 will have telangiectatic leg veins. The difference between varicose, r...Continue Reading

Venous Duplex – 2 Sides of the Coin

I am often asked a myriad of questions relating to the duplex examination for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or venous reflux. More and more physicians and technologists are entering the field of phlebology, from back...Continue Reading

Better Visualization: A Closer look at Syris Scientific’s v900L

Hands-free polarized headset lights for enhanced visualization to medical professionals performing vascular procedures, as well as other treatments that benefit from seeing below the surface of the skin, have been an asse...Continue Reading

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

Steve Elias: Welcome, everybody. We are going to be speaking about the Holy Grail of venous disease that is somehow gaining a functioning valve in the deep venous system. All of you have been intimately involved with veno...Continue Reading