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Current Management of Venous Diseases

  • Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Clinical Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joann M. Lohr, Nicolas J. Mouawad
      Pages 3-22
    3. James Laredo, Byong Boong Lee
      Pages 23-35
    4. Fedor Lurie, Jihad T. Abbass, John H. Fish III
      Pages 37-49
    5. John H. Fish III, Fedor Lurie
      Pages 51-63
    6. Robert R. Attaran, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
      Pages 65-74
  3. Venous Insufficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Lisa E. Amatangelo, M. Emily Wilcox Cummings
      Pages 77-85
    3. Andreas M. Lazaris, George Geroulakos
      Pages 87-101
    4. Mikel Sadek, Lowell S. Kabnick
      Pages 103-114
    5. John Blebea, Zhamak Khorgami
      Pages 115-132
    6. Afsha Aurshina, Cassius Iyad N. Ochoa Chaar
      Pages 133-143
    7. Roshan Bootun, Tristan R. A. Lane, Ian J. Franklin, Alun H. Davies
      Pages 145-152
    8. Kathleen Gibson
      Pages 153-166
    9. Eric S. Hager, Joyce Y. Lin
      Pages 167-175
    10. Sylvain Chastanet, Paul Pittaluga
      Pages 177-183
    11. Andrew M. Abi-Chaker, Priscila Gisselle Sanchez Aguirre, Jose I. Almeida
      Pages 185-206
    12. Oscar Maleti, Marzia Lugli
      Pages 217-229

About this book


This text provides an overview of venous diseases and focuses on clinical evaluation and management. It is intended to guide the treating physician by summarizing the evidence, giving technical tips, and outlining algorithms for common conditions. A unique feature of this book is clinical pearls given by experts in the field that are highlighted in each chapter. The first section of the book describes the essential anatomy and physiology/pathophysiology. It also includes evaluation of common presentations of venous diseases such as extremity edema and lower extremity ulceration with a summary for work up that includes conditions that can mimic venous diseases. The organization of the book follows the basic pathophysiology of venous disorders with chapters addressing special conditions of common interest such as pelvic congestion syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and May-Thurner syndrome. There is emphasis on novel treatment modalities and emerging technologies through dedicated chapters to anticoagulant agents, emerging modalities to treat superficial venous reflux and venous stent technology. Finally, this book is a melting pot for physicians who have shown dedication and passion to the care of patients with venous disease regardless of specialty and location.The authors are an international panel of vascular experts who trained in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, hematology, pulmonology and critical care medicine. Therefore, the book will be of great value to the physicians and trainees in those specialties and to any person interested in developing in depth knowledge of the management of venous diseases.


Venous Insufficiency Acute venous thromboembolism Deep vein thrombosis Pulmonary Embolism Chronic Venous Obstruction

Editors and affiliations

  • Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

About the editors

Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery 

Section of Vascular Surgery

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT


Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource to clinicians, trainees, and medical educators as it does an outstanding job of summarizing venous disorders and their treatment modalities, including the newest emerging techniques in the field of venous disorders. This book pertains to any clinician in the fields of phlebology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, cardiology, and medicine who practices or is interested in learning more about management of venous disorders.” (Golta Rasouli and Sean E. Mazloom, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 6 (5), September, 2018)

“The book is targeted at physicians who treat venous pathology, which encompasses not only surgeons and interventionalists … . Trainees will find the detailed technique description in each chapter an excellent go‐to for preparation for an unfamiliar procedure, and seasoned practitioners will appreciate the up‐to‐date summaries of each therapeutic modality. … The detailed technique descriptions, excellent illustrations, and high quality intraprocedural photos make this an excellent reference for venous specialists.” (Matthew C. Chia, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2018)