see the images in this thread
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-15223-da ... an-75.html
case of the 28 yo male
in short, we do not know the best way to do the procedure. i would rather have a higher restenosis rate rather than cause veins to completely collapse to nothing post plasty.
i have said it again and again, big is not necessarily better.
IVUS allows us to size the balloon to the surrounding normal vein. this way we can balloon the valves as large as possible with minimal damage to the underlying vein wall.
Thank you, Dr Cumming. I agree with you, that it is better to be safe than sorry. So, I am sold on ivus and really look forward to hearing from you and Dr Sclafani about the results with ivus.
Any news on hyperplasia, scarring? That is an issue I worry about the most.