Techniques & Technology

IVC Filters and the Recent Trials

Common indications for IVC filter insertion include patients who have documented VTE and have failed anticoagulation, or those who have contraindications to anticoagulation, such as active bleeding, recent intracranial he...Continue Reading


The Next Essential: A New Core Lab Comes of Age

What are the attributes of a core lab? The concept of core lab utilization has become an integral part of clinical trial design and management during the past couple of decades. A core lab’s primary purpose is to e...Continue Reading


The ASVAL Story

by Paul Pittaluga, MD & Sylvain Chastanet, MD We published some years ago a new approach for the treatment of varicose veins (VVs) called ASVAL (Ambulatory Selective Varices Ablation under Local anesthesia), which...Continue Reading


The ATTRACT Trial

Acute DVT, PTS and Streptokinase It is well established that patients who present with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremity have a high prevalence of developing post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) if trea...Continue Reading


CHIVA: Theory, Practice and Outcomes

Theory First proposed by Claude Franceschi in the late eighties, CHIVA is the French acronym for “Cure conservatrice et Hemodynamique de l’insuffisance Veineuse en Ambulatoire,” in English “offi...Continue Reading


Big Data. Little Data. More Data. How Our Venous Registries Can Help

by Dr. Steve Elias, Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Dr. Marlin Schul, and Dr. Jack Cronenwett VEIN Magazine Medical Director Dr. Steve Elias is joined by a panel of leading venous disease treatment specialists who are present...Continue Reading


Elusive Deep Venous Disease

Navigating the muddy waters of patient assessment can be one of the most intriguing parts of the job. Whether a patient has tried multiple options or suffered through previous attempts to diagnose and treat the problem w...Continue Reading


Online Learning: In Another Vein

by Julie Cardoso, Ryan Crowder and Eduard Marmut Online learning, also known as e-learning, is the application of the internet and connected electronic devices for the acquisition of knowledge and expertise. It is a proc...Continue Reading


Under Pressure, but How Much? Monitoring Applied Compression Dosages Can Help Improve Patient Care

One who travels the world can truly appreciate enormous variability in care for patients with chronic venous disease among countries, regions, specialties, and providers In these myriads of settings, one treatment modal...Continue Reading


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

by Raudel Garcia, MD, Paul Gagne, MD, Steve Elias, MD, Nicos Labropoulos, MD and Antonios P. Gasparis, MD Nearly 50 percent of patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) develop post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).1,2 The s...Continue Reading