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2022 Dec 05

Curr Probl Cardiol

Endovascular venous interventions- A state-of-the-art review.


Shamaki G R, Soji-Ayoade D, Adedokun S D, Kesiena O, Favour M, Bolaji O, Ezeh EO, Okoh N, Sadiq A A, Baldawi H, Davis A, Bob-Manuel T
Curr Probl Cardiol. 2022 Dec 05:101534.
PMID: 36481393.


Venous vascular diseases are an important clinical entity estimated to affect several million people worldwide. Deep vein thrombosis is a common venous disease with a population variable prevalence of 122 to 160 persons per 100,000 per year, whereas pulmonary embolism affects up to 60 to 70 per 100 000 and carries much higher mortality. Chronic venous diseases, which cause symptoms like leg swelling, heaviness, pain, and discomfort, are most prevalent in the elderly and significantly impact their quality of life. Some estimate that chronic vascular diseases account for up to 2% of healthcare budgets in Western countries. Treating venous vascular disease includes using systemic anticoagulation and interventional therapies in some patient subsets. In this comprehensive review, we discuss endovascular treatment modalities in the management of venous vascular diseases.