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.
This is an exciting collection of articles focusing on recent advancements in the field of venous imaging and venous interventions. We hope that the readers of the journal will enjoy this high quality collection of manuscripts as we did as editors during preparation of the Focused Issue for Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy.
Guest Editor: Sasan Partovi, MD (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Guest Editor: Suvranu Ganguli, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)