Brainteaser wrote:DrCumming wrote:Both Dr. Scalafini and I have moved away from the "tear" or "pop" method. We both have seen occlusions and severe restenosis after doing this. Instead we have been using IVUS to identify the location and cause of the stenosis and to determine the size of the normal surrounding vein. This allows maximal dilation of the abnormal valves (most common cause of stensosis) and to cause minimal injury to the surrounding and underlying vein. I have found IVUS so valuable that I no longer do the procedure without it.
The process has come far in such a short time. None of this was even thought about when I had treatment in Poland, 18 months ago or in Melbourne last year. The US doctors are doing a fantastic job to progess the treatment. 12 months down the track - who knows where things will be?
hopefully better durability