New trial planned to rigorously test catheter-directed thrombolysis for submassive PE treatment

Clinically relevant outcomes are needed to measure catheter-directed therapy (CDT) against anticoagulation alone to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. Further, CDT’s ability to affect short-term and long-term outcomes such as...

VIVA 2019: Open vein hypothesis has “validity” for DVT patients, but other factors at play as well

Suresh Vedantham (St Louis, USA) talks to BLearning Venous after winning the prestigious VEINS award at VIVA 2019 (Vascular InterVentional Advances; 4–7 November, Las Vegas, USA) about his current take on the open vein hypothesis and...

SeCure trial data show ablation of incompetent perforator veins benefits patients

 Kathleen Gibson (Bellevue, USA), one of the principal investigators of the SeCure trial, presented its results at the ACP 2018 annual congress. “More than closure rates, it is the quality of life findings from this trial that are important take...

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