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New study indicates cost-effectiveness of Denali IVC filter over Option device

Tilting or hooking occurred significantly less often in the process of retrieving the Denali inferior vena cava (IVC) filter than with the Option IVC...

From the Editor

No time like the present: The moral imperative for advocacy in...

“I’m so sorry but we have to cancel your surgery”—10 words any warm-blooded surgeon dreads uttering. This time around, it was not for the...

Tying healthcare waste and spending to productivity incentives

A 74-year-old woman was recently hospitalized for a pulmonary embolus from acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the mildly edematous left lower leg. She...

SVS news

Trainees step up to learn coding, reimbursement

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) efforts in coding and reimbursement work have taken another step forward, with four new doctors now in training...

SVS launches program to ‘REACH 535’ lawmakers

To leverage the power of direct engagement with lawmakers on the part of constituents, the SVS advocacy team is launching a grassroots advocacy plan...

Commentary

Many Corner Stitch readers subscribe to Audible Bleeding, the vascular surgery podcast for updates on all things vascular—from vascular knowledge, to reviewing key Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) papers, to speaking on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and...

VAM news

It all started around the late 1970s, early 1980s. Back then, recalls Frank J. Veith, MD, the notion of aggressively pursuing limb salvage in a gangrenous foot or toe went against the grain of current thinking. What Veith and...