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Braided nitinol stent for chronic iliofemoral venous disease — the real-world BLUEFLOW registry

May 6, 2021


Background: In patients with iliofemoral chronic venous disease (CVD) secondary to post-thrombotic or non-thrombotic obstruction, venous outflow obstruction after adequate anticoagulation alone is still frequent and post-thrombotic syndrome is a common complication. Thus, we aimed to evaluate mid-term effectiveness and safety of a novel braided venous stent for venous outflow obstruction treatment.

An Interview With Michael Lichtenberg, MD, FESC

April 1, 2021


Dr. Lichtenberg discusses his vision as President of the German Society for Angiology and his work with the Society’s Venous Intervention Project Group, his role as Head of the Center for Pelvic Vein Obstruction, and goals of the Arnsberg venous and RECCORD registries.

Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association

March 25, 2021


Nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation is a devastating complication of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a high mortality and medical expenditure. There are ≈150 000 nontraumatic leg amputations every year in the United States, and most cases occur in patients with diabetes. Among patients with diabetes, after an ≈40% decline between 2000 and 2009, the amputation rate increased by 50% from 2009 to 2015. A number of evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for PAD can reduce amputation risk. However, their implementation and adherence are suboptimal. Some racial/eth...


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