Venous Intervention

  • Andrew B. McCannEmail author
  • Robert M. Schainfeld
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


A variety of pathologies may result in thrombotic and non-thrombotic occlusion of the central and peripheral veins, leading to important sequelae including post-thrombotic syndrome and loss of future venous access sites for the patient. This chapter will review the role of endovascular therapies on management of venous thromboembolism and non-thrombotic obstructive diseases of the venous system. We will discuss the role of catheter-directed thrombolysis, percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and venous stenting techniques with emphasis on iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction, IVC filters, axillo-subclavian DVT, and superior vena cava syndrome.


Deep Venous Thrombosis Inferior Vena Cava Superior Vena Cava Inferior Vena Cava Filter Superior Vena Cava Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular MedicinePrincess Alexandra HospitalBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Division of Cardiology, Vascular Medicine SectionHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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