In this episode, Kush Desai, MD examines clinical and technical considerations in the management of two issues in complex deep venous disease: inferior vena cava filter retrieval and the use of intravascular ultrasound in complex venous occlusions. Beginning with IVC filters, Dr. Desai reviews common barriers to timely filter retrieval, the concerns regarding leaving a filter in place beyond its indicated usage, and the techniques available to successfully perform complex retrieval procedures. Dr. Desai concludes with a discussion on intravascular ultrasound, specifically its critical role in the endovascular treatment of complex deep venous occlusions.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe the concerns associated with retrievable IVC filters that are left in place beyond their indicated usage
- Identify the practices and techniques available to retrieve embedded IVC filters
- Describe the role of intravascular ultrasound in the endovascular management of complex post-thrombotic venous occlusions
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Radiologic Technologists, and Vascular Allied Health Professionals involved in the treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease.
Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Kush Desai is an Interventional Radiologist and Associate Professor of Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His primary research and clinical interests are in venous thromboembolic disease, deep venous thrombectomy/thrombolysis, reconstruction of chronic venous occlusions, IVC filter management/complex IVC filter retrieval, and interventional pulmonary embolism management.
Dr. Desai serves as the chair of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s venous clinical specialty council, and is a fellow of the society. He serves as the national and global principal investigator for numerous clinical trials that are developing strategies and devices to treat deep venous disease. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several journals, including Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, as a distinguished reviewer for Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, and as a top reviewer for Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
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Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
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American Society of Radiologic Technologists
This activity has been reviewed and approved for 0.75 Category A CE credits by the ASRT.
Term of Offering
This activity was released on March 1, 2023 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than April 1, 2024.
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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Name of Faculty or Presenter
|Reported Financial Relationship
Kush R. Desai, MD, FSIR
|Consulting Fees: Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Philips, Becton Dickinson, Tactile Medical, Penumbra, Medtronic, W.L. Gore, Asahi Intecc
Speaker’s Bureau: Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Philips, Becton Dickinson, Tactile Medical, Penumbra, Medtronic
The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Contracted Research: Medtronic, Mercator, Reva Medical, MedAlliance, Boston Scientific, Philips, Intervene, Vesper Medical
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