Endovenous laser ablation of insufficient perforating veins: Energy is key to success.

@article{Boersma2016EndovenousLA,
  title={Endovenous laser ablation of insufficient perforating veins: Energy is key to success.},
  author={Doeke Boersma and Daan L J Smulders and Olaf J. Bakker and Ronald F F van den Haak and Bart Verhoeven and Olivier H. J. Koning},
  journal={Vascular},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={144-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and anatomical success of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent perforating veins (IPV). METHODS All 135 consecutive patients with IPV treated with ELVA (intention-to-treat) from January 2008 to December 2013 were included. Up to the end of 2011, an 810-nm laserset (14 W) was used, and afterwards, a 1470-nm laserset (6 W) was introduced. Duplex ultrasound was performed at 6 weeks' follow-up to assess anatomical success. RESULTS Overall… CONTINUE READING