Article Abstract

Advanced venous imaging and image-guided venous interventions

Authors: Sasan Partovi Ganguli, Suvranu Ganguli

Abstract

Venous disease, particularly venous thromboembolism, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Over 200,000 first lifetime cases of venous thromboembolism occur every year in the United States. If the disease remains undetected, long-term morbidity can be significant. Up to 40% of patients with symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) develop post-thrombotic syndrome within 2 years, with markedly increased risk for those who suffer from recurrent episodes of DVT. Furthermore, approximately 5% of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to venous thrombotic disease develop chronic pulmonary hypertension with decreased cardiopulmonary capacity.

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