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Results of endovenous ClosureFast treatment for varicose veins in an outpatient setting


Bisang, U; Meier, T O; Enzler, M; Thalhammer, C; Husmann, M; Amann-Vesti, B R (2012). Results of endovenous ClosureFast treatment for varicose veins in an outpatient setting. Phlebology, 27(3):118-123.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Endovenous methods are increasingly used to treat varicose veins. We evaluated the outcome of patients treated with the new radiofrequency ablation (RFA)-ClosureFast catheter in an outpatient setting. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of postinterventional duplex ultrasound (DUS), complication rate and quality of life of patients treated for incompetent saphenous veins. RESULTS: Between 2007 and 2009, 155 patients had been treated with ClosureFast. DUS was available from 73 (47%) patients (102 great [GSV] and 16 small [SSV] saphenous veins). After a mean follow-up of 12.2 months (range 1-29 months), DUS showed six (5.9%) open GSV and an occlusion of all treated SSV. One pulmonary embolism had occurred. Mean patient's satisfaction was 8.7 (10 = very satisfied), pain after one week 2.0 (no pain = 0, maximal = 10) and absence of work was 0.9 day (range 0-14 days). CONCLUSION: RFA for incompetent saphenous veins can safely be performed in an outpatient setting with a low complication rate, minimal pain and fast recovery.

OBJECTIVE: Endovenous methods are increasingly used to treat varicose veins. We evaluated the outcome of patients treated with the new radiofrequency ablation (RFA)-ClosureFast catheter in an outpatient setting. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of postinterventional duplex ultrasound (DUS), complication rate and quality of life of patients treated for incompetent saphenous veins. RESULTS: Between 2007 and 2009, 155 patients had been treated with ClosureFast. DUS was available from 73 (47%) patients (102 great [GSV] and 16 small [SSV] saphenous veins). After a mean follow-up of 12.2 months (range 1-29 months), DUS showed six (5.9%) open GSV and an occlusion of all treated SSV. One pulmonary embolism had occurred. Mean patient's satisfaction was 8.7 (10 = very satisfied), pain after one week 2.0 (no pain = 0, maximal = 10) and absence of work was 0.9 day (range 0-14 days). CONCLUSION: RFA for incompetent saphenous veins can safely be performed in an outpatient setting with a low complication rate, minimal pain and fast recovery.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:13 May 2012
Deposited On:20 Apr 2012 07:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:55
Publisher:Royal Society of Medicine
ISSN:0268-3555
Additional Information:Bisang, U; Meier, T O; Enzler, M; Thalhammer, C; Husmann, M; Amann-Vesti, B R (2012). Results of endovenous ClosureFast treatment for varicose veins in an outpatient setting. Phlebology, 27(3):118-123., 10.1258/phleb.2010.010089. This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in RSM journals: www.rsmpress.com.
Publisher DOI:10.1258/phleb.2010.010089
PubMed ID:21572060
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48163

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