Vascular Surgery

Clinical and Basic Science Aspects of Venous Disease

Tufts Medical Center has a long history of leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Current areas of investigation include the molecular mechanisms underlying venous disease, ultrasound venous imaging, venous stenting, deep venous reconstruction, and the economics of treating venous disease.

Dr. Mark Iafrati

Passman MA, McLafferty  RB, Lentz MF, Nagre SB, Iafrati MD, Bohannon WT,  Moore CM, Heller JA, Schneider JR, Lohr JM,  Caprini JA.  Validation of venous clinical severity score (VCSS) with other venous severity assessment tools from the American Venous Forum, National Venous Screening Program. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Dec; 54(6 Suppl):2S-9S. Epub 2011 Oct 1.

Iafrati M, Maloney S, Halin N. Radiofrequency thermal wire is a useful adjunct to treat chronic central venous occlusions. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb;55(2):603-6.

Haqqani O, Vasiliu C, Iafrati MD, O'Donnell TF. Great saphenous vein patency and endovenous heat-induced thrombosis after endovenous thermal ablation (ETA) with modified catheter tip positioning J Vasc Surg. 2011 Dec;54(6 Suppl):10S-7S. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

Dermody M, ALessi-Chinetti J, Iafrati MD, Estes JE. The Utility of Screening for Deep Venous Thrombosis in Asymptomatic, Non-Ambulatory Neurosurgical Patients. J Vasc Surg. 2011 May; 53(5):1309-15. Epub 2011 Jan 7.

TenBrook JA, Iafrati MD, O’Donnell TF, Wolf MP, Hoffman SN, Pauker SG, Wong JB. Systematic Review of outcomes after surgical management of venous disease incorporating subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2004 Mar; 39(3):583-89.