Venous Therapies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations of Venous Therapies including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and vena cava filters.

Laser sheaths used for EP device lead extraction.

The Spectranetics Laser Sheath comes in various sizes to accommodate different size leads.

Feature | EP Lab | July 21, 2010 | Avi Fischer, M.D., FACC, FHRS
Cardiac rhythm device reliability and the approach to managing complications associated with these devices have...
News | July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010 – The first patient has enrolled in the Retrieve 2 U.S. trial, which will evaluate the safety and...

The Ekos catheter combines targeted delivery of lytics and ultrasound waves to help the drug penetrate thrombus.

Feature | July 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) devices are increasingly being used to remove clots from coronary and...

The Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter can now be delivered via the femoral artery.

Technology | March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010 – A femoral access delivery system to aid physicians placing inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was...
News | January 07, 2010
January 7, 2010 – Doctors with Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) report success in treating acute...
Technology | November 23, 2009
November 23, 2009 – Using less lytic drug and offering faster clot dissolution than traditional deep vein thrombosis...

The Zilver 518 RX is a self-expanding nitinol stent.

News | October 21, 2009
October 21, 2009 – Cook Medical is introducing six new products in parallel to provide better treatment options to...
News | September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009 – Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with...
News | July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009 – Total procedures performed in angio labs from 2004 to 2008 grew 20 percent, from 4 million in 2004 to...
News | June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 – According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the pharmacomechanical thrombectomy procedure (PMT)...
News | June 11, 2009
June 11, 2009 - According to a study published by the Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, the VNUS...

The Option Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Reprinted with permission of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals.

Technology | June 08, 2009
June 8, 2009 - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. today said the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the Option Inferior...
Technology | May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009 - Rafael Medical Technologies Inc. said this week it received FDA clearance for its SafeFlo Vena Cava...
News | September 10, 2008
September 11, 2008 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified LUMEDX an ACC-NCDR CARE Registry software...
News | September 09, 2008
September, 10, 2008 - Members of the Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) and the Office of the Surgeon General will unite...