Post-Thrombotic Syndrome [CME] (CONG2014-25)

This course includes the following:


Eberhard Rabe, MD

Diagnosis Assessment Skills
Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT

Economic Impact
Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Advanced Imaging
Neil Khilnani, MD, FACPh

Preventing and Treatment of PTS
Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Evidence-Based Compression Therapy and PTS
Hugo Partsch, MD, FACPh

Case Studies: Phlegmasia Cerulea Alba, Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens and Venous Gangrene
Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT

Question and Answer
All Faculty


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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the CEAP score, venous disease severity score, adn the Villalta score.
  2. Describe why post-thrombotic syndrome is a complex, multifaceted abnormality deserving evaluation by more than a single score.
  3. Cite evidence regarding the efficiency of compression therapy in preventing post-thrombotic syndrome based on previous and recent randomized controlled trials.
  4. Describe the reasons for discrepant results in recent post-thrombotic syndrome trials.  
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Joseph Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVTModerator; Speaker


Sanofi Poland



Yung-Wei Chi, DO, FAHA, FSVMPlannerNonen/a
Neil Khilnani, MD, FACPhSpeakerSapheonConsultant
Sanjoy Kundu, MD, FSIR, FASA, DABR, FCIRSEContent ReviewerNonen/a
Margaret Mann, MDContent Reviewer

BTG (Varithena)

Consultant; Advisory Board

Michelle McEvoy, RN, MSN/EdContent ReviewerNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Diana L. Neuhardt, RVT, RPhSContent ReviewerBTGSpeaker
Thomas O'Donnell, MDSpeakerTactile MedicalConsultant
Hugo Partsch, MD, FACPhSpeakerTactile MedicalConsultant
Eberhard Rabe, MDSpeakerNonen/a
Sherry Scovell, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Saundra Spruiell, DO, FACPh, RPVIPlannerNonen/a
Sonja Stiller-Martin, MDContent ReviewerNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Review & Recertification

This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in November 2016.


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