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Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST™ System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment
Date:6/10/2009

target="_blank" title="radiofrequency vein ablation">radiofrequency vein ablation using the ClosureFAST catheter was shown to result in less postoperative pain, less bruising, less tenderness, and better reduction of symptoms than laser as soon as two days after treatment, and remaining considerably better for at least two weeks or longer. In addition, all statistical differences in post procedural and quality-of-life parameters were superior in the ClosureFAST group, and minor complications were five times less prevalent.

"The study found RF thermal ablation, as performed with the ClosureFAST catheter, superior to EVL as measured by a comprehensive array of postprocedural recovery and QOL comparisons between these two minimally invasive techniques for closure of the greater saphenous vein," said Jose I. Almeida, M.D., lead author of the study and Medical Director of Miami Vein Center.

"The study confirms what many of us who have used both laser and radiofrequency devices have felt subjectively - that there is significantly enhanced patient comfort with the radiofrequency technology," said Raymond G. Makhoul, M.D., of Richmond, Virginia, a researcher for the study. "The ClosureFAST device clearly provided a superior patient experience."

"This study emphatically supports the experience of our customers who frequently describe the ease of use of our ClosureFAST radiofrequency catheter and the rapid and mild recovery of patients treated with the catheter," said Brian E. Farley, President and CEO of VNUS. "The trial data also explains the enthusiastic adoption of our technology by the physician community. The publication of the RECOVERY Trial results complements other medical journal publications showing over 97% efficacy from the ClosureFAST catheter. Together with the positive endorsement from European national health authorities, we believe this therapy can be regarded as the premier technolo
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