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SIR position statement on CDT for acute pulmonary embolism

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has issued a position statement on catheter-directed therapy (CDT) for acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which stats that the society deems the use of CDT or thrombolysis to be an acceptable treatment option for carefully selected patients with massive (ie, high risk) PE involving the proximal pulmonary arterial vasculature, in accordance with multidisciplinary guidelines.

ESC publishes recommendations for DVT treatment

The first comprehensive European recommendations on deep vein thrombosis (DVVT) was recently published in the European Heart Journal, by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Diseases and Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function.

ACP publishes superficial venous disease guidelines

The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has released revised guidelines for the treatment of superficial venous disease of the lower leg. Combining the comprehensive 2011 review by Peter Gloviczki et al with current studies, the ACP’s consensus of experts prepared a guidelines document, which reflects evidenced-based recommendations and standards of care.

ACP PRO Venous Registry collects data on 19,000 patients

The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has provided an update on its PRO Venous Registry, which now contains more than 19,000 unique patients and 77,000 patient records from 99 physicians in 90 locations, which can be utilized to conduct meaningful, evidence-based research.

NICE approves endovenous mechanochemical ablation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued approval via Interventional Procedure Guidance IPG557 for endovenous mechanochemical ablation for the treatment of varicose veins in the United Kingdom.  The NICE guidelines provide evidence-based guidance and advice on a range of health topics and conditions. This move places endovenous mechanochemical ablation on standard arrangements for the treatment of varicose veins.

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