The 25th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), held in January 2013 in Miami, focused on current and future treatment of vascular diseases. The meeting hosted more than 1,400 clinicians who discussed topics like technology in embolization, vascular malformations, renal denervation, EVAR, new devices, and all things related to venous interventions. At ISET, Vascular Disease Management editor in chief Frank Criado, MD, FACS, FSVM, spoke with vascular pioneer Frank Veith, MD, about the evolution in treatment of lower limb ischemia. They discussed the origins of endovascular therapy, and the trends in treatment of critical limb ischemia today. Dr. Veith was the first U.S. surgeon to perform an endovascular aneurysm repair and has been a groundbreaking clinician in the area of aggressive limb salvage surgery.
In the first of a collection of VDM Lecture Series interview videos, Dr. Veith tells about the origins of endovascular therapy, starting in the early 1970s when he began using endovascular techniques for treatment of ischemia in patients with limbs that were threatened with amputation. “We were deemed crazy men and mavericks,” said Veith.
For the full interview, visit “VDM Lecture Series: Frank Veith, MD, on CLI.“