Illiac Vein Stenting
The two main mechanisms for venous diseases are reflux and obstruction, with some patients having a combination of the two. A potential cause of venous insufficiency is obstruction and/or compression of large veins in the pelvis. Guided by the use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), this condition can now be treated successfully with stent insertion. IVUS is thus the new gold standard in detecting iliac and caval venous obstructive lesions. In the past, treatment for deep venous disease involved open surgery for venous bypass. With the development of endovascular techniques, venous angioplasty and stenting are now better treatment options for patients suffering from obstructive venous disease. Heart and Vascular Care has been recognized for offering high quality outpatient vein treatment by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).