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Study Shows Stents Are Superior to Balloons Alone for Patients With Deep Venous Thrombosis
Date:5/6/2011

balloon venoplasty group redeveloped DVT. The patency – or openness – of the treated vein was higher in the stent group versus the control group.

"Although stenting is common in the coronary and peripheral arteries, it is still relatively uncommon – and its outcome fundamentally different – in the venous segments below the groin, such as those found in the thigh veins," said Dr. Sharifi. "Over the last decade, we have seen improved patient outcomes with percutaneous endovenous intervention( PEVI) for the treatment of DVT."

Dr. Sharifi reports no conflicts of interest.

Dr. Sharifi will present "Endovenous Infra-Inguinal Stenting and Angioplasty in Deep Vein Thrombosis Trial – EVISTA-DVT Trial" in the General Session on Friday, May 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

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Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is a 4,000-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 70 nations. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care. SCAI's annual meeting has become the leading venue for education, discussion, and debate about the latest developments in this dynamic medical specialty. SCAI's patient and physician education program, Seconds Count, offers comprehensive information about cardiovascular disease. For more information about SCAI and Seconds Count, visit www.scai.org or www.SecondsCount.org.


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