Thrombolysis, Angioplasty, and Stenting

  • Michael D. Dake
  • Suresh Vedantham


As seen in the preceding chapters, modern improvements in the management of venous disease have originated through medical, rehabilitative and surgical innovations. From a radiological perspective, emergence of duplex ultrasound as a reliable method of evaluating the structure and function of the venous system has significantly enhanced our understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Simultaneous advances in the interventional radiological management of arterial occlusive disease have created the theoretical foundation and technology supportive of a new approach to the prevention and treatment of venous disease: combined endovascular therapy using regional thrombolysis, balloon venoplasty and endovascular stent placement. While the results of long-term, controlled trials are not yet available, it has become increasingly clear that these percutaneous techniques have the potential to translate recent pathophysiological revelations into tangible clinical benefits.


Iliac Vein Clot Lysis Chronic Venous Insufficiency Chronic Venous Insufficiency Left Common Iliac Vein 
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  • Suresh Vedantham

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