Analysis of venous thromboembolic events after saphenous ablation.

  title={Analysis of venous thromboembolic events after saphenous ablation.},
  author={Jaime Benarroch-Gampel and Kristin M. Sheffield and Casey A. Boyd and Taylor Sohn Riall and Lois Killewich},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders},
  volume={1 1},
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic events after saphenous vein ablation procedures for varicose veins have been reported. Current knowledge of these events is based on single-institution studies or studies with small numbers of patients. METHODS The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database (2005-2009) was used to identify 3874 patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the saphenous veins with or without stab phlebectomy… CONTINUE READING