Endovenous Thermal Ablation

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Percutaneous endovascular thermal ablation (EVTA) for varicose veins has been proven to achieve results comparable to surgical venous stripping with less associated periprocedural morbidity and faster recovery, attractive features that…

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Imaging

Jan 19, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging

Lower Extremity Vein Mapping with Duplex Ultrasound Duplex ultrasonography (duplex US) is a widely accepted initial imaging modality for evaluation of varicose vein disease in the legs. It is also…

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Pathophysiology of Varicose Veins

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Chronic venous disorders (CVDs) refer to a wide range of venous disease entities, including mild conditions such as varicose veins and telangiectasias and more severe presentations such as edema and…

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Anatomy

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Anatomic knowledge is the foundation of clinical phlebology, being crucial for the management of venous disorders in the lower extremity. Our understanding of the morphology and pathophysiology of chronic venous…

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New Endovascular Techniques

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Endovenous thermal ablation for refluxing great saphenous veins (GSVs) has become increasingly common in practice over the past decades and has proven safe and effective, 1,​ 2,​ 3 replacing traditional…

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Compression Therapy

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Compression therapy has been used for thousands of years in the practical treatment of wounds and ulcers, with the earliest documentation of compression bandages dating back to the Neolithic Age…

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Sclerotherapy

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Venous sclerotherapy is the targeted injection of a chemical irritant into the lumen of a vein to produce inflammation, occlusion, and eventual fibrosis. A small amount of damage to the…

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Clinical Exam

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The Society for Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, American College of Phlebology, Canadian Interventional Radiology Association, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the American Venous Forum have…

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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Hippocrates is credited with performing the first phlebotomy to treat a varix circa 400 BC. 1 However, the surgical treatment of varicose veins was first described in detail by Aulus…

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Safety, Quality, and Complications

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Adverse events and complications related to interventional procedures can still occur despite the best efforts of the phlebologists. The culture of safety in health care has been extensively promoted and…

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