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Welcome to the VEIN podcast.

Released on the last Friday of every month, the series aims to provide engaging conversations on the latest topics in venous and vascular disease. Listen to the latest episodes below. Also available on SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music for download. 

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Ep 18: The Parallel Between Surgery and Sports in Disease and Recovery
EP19 • Jul 28, 2022 • 40m 20s
In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, anaesthetist Dr Gavin Jones (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and psychologist Dr Trevor Hall (Trevor Hall Psychology, Cape Town, ZA) join host Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) in a discussion on surgery and sports in both vascular disease and recovery. Dr Jones and Dr Hall both share their unique viewpoints as ex-athletes and medical professionals.
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Ep 17: Iron or Blood For the Peri-operative Patient
EP18 • Jul 06, 2022 • 45m 19s
In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, Dr Matther Gibbs (Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and Dr Toby Richards (The Iron Clinic, London, UK) join Dr Laura Redman to discuss the use of iron or blood in peri-operative patients.
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veinPODCAST | Ep 16: The Benefit of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
EP17 • Apr 08, 2022 • 40m 46s
Hippocrates Research and intervention in venous and lymphatic disease have grown exponentially in the last two decades. So, what are the benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach in treatment? In this month's episode of veinPODCAST, host Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) sits down with members of her team, Sr Emily Abendanon (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and Khaya Seleteng (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) to discuss their team-based approach to venous and lymphatic disease.
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Ep 15: Can Vascular Malformations be Cured?
EP16 • Jan 28, 2022 • 44m 12s
Vascular malformation is a generalised term that refers to congenital anomalies of veins, lymph vessels, or arteries. Without treatment, vascular malformations will not go away but can be treated to alleviate pain and reduce their size. In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, Dr Laura Redman (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Foreshore, Cape Town, ZA) discusses vascular malformations with specialist Professor Wayne Yakes (The Yakes Vascular Malformation Center, Englewood, CO, US) and Paediatric Surgeon Dr Marion Arnold (Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, ZA).
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Ep 14: The Vein Heart: The Calf Pump? Walking is man’s best medicine
EP15 • Nov 26, 2021 • 35m 43s
Today's panellists have a wide variety of specialities and feature a vascular surgeon (Sergio Gianesini), a podiatrist (Sean Pincus), a physiotherapist (Nicole Redman) and an orthopaedic specialist who together discuss the importance of the calf pump, otherwise known as the peripheral heart muscle.
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Ep 13: Is Venous Disease Being Overtreated?
EP14 • Oct 28, 2021 • 35m 55s
To treat or not to treat, that is the question.

In this week's episode, host Dr Laura Redman considers the darker side of medicine to discuss whether venous disease is being treated for the right reasons and is joined by panellists, Prof Lowell Kabnick (Vascular Surgeon, US) and Dr Muhammed Zaki Shaik (Life Mount Edgemont Hospital, SA) who together discuss this topical issue with consideration for treating C2 varicose veins, venous ulcers and venous insufficiency.
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veinPodcast - Ep 12 - Lymphoedema: The Real Understanding and How to Achieve Patient Satisfaction
EP13 • Oct 05, 2021 • 41m 28s
"Life is short, the art long." Hippocrates II

This month's episode hosted by veinPODCAST's new anchor, Dr Laura Redman (Vascular Surgeon, Cape Town, SA) features guests Prof Håkan Brorson (Plastic Surgeon, Malmö, Sweden) and Suzie Davey (Occupational/Lymphoedema Therapist, SA) to discuss issues surrounding primary and secondary lymphoedema in patients.
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EP12 • Jan 29, 2021 • 53m 52s
Are we in a current state of dystopia with regards to societal live meetings? Are these now a thing of the past?

In this month’s podcast episode, Steve Elias, MD is joined by executive directors from The American Venous Forum, The American Vein and Lymphatic Society, The Society of Vascular Surgery and The Society of Interventional Radiology, who together look at the current challenges for the future of society meetings and consider the steps they are taking to work towards a ‘new normal’.

In this session, they debate and discuss suggestions for innovation, as well as new engagement strategies, as they hope to embark on society meetings in a ‘Brave New World’.
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EP11 • Jan 08, 2021 • 53m 59s
Purgatory is defined as “a place or state of suffering” according to the Oxford dictionary.

This month’s episode is ‘the podcast with all the questions but not all of the answers’ as Steve Elias, MD, and his expert guest panel including Mark Meissner, Raghu Kolluri, Manu Aggarwal and Tom O’Donnell consider the interesting questions in the grey zones of venous disease. Hear them discuss the unknowns around techniques, technology, diagnostics, therapeutics and education in venous disease and how there is so much more to understand in this exciting field of medicine.
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EP10 • Dec 08, 2020 • 57m 42s
Infrainguinal deep venous disease is quite common. However, most vein specialists are not aware of many new options available to help patients.

In this latest veinPODCAST episode, Steve Elias, MD, meets with an expert panel to discuss Infrainguinal Deep Venous Disease from many aspects including reflux, post-thrombotic and obstructive disease. They consider what can be done now to help patients with current knowledge and available technology and what is needed to further support treatment of this condition in the future?
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EP9 • Nov 10, 2020 • 44m 48s
Is 2020 the death of the congress as we know it?

Will a phoenix rise from the ashes and what will future congress sessions look like in the future?

Non-societal representatives, Manjit Gohel (Charing Cross), Jose Almeida (IVC), Antonio Gasparis (Venous Symposium), Nicos Labroupoulos (EVM) and Prof Frank Veith (VEITH), join the discussion today to examine the issues impacting venous meetings in 2020.

Listen to them discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on society meeting attendance this year and what’s been learnt about hosting meetings as a result. Hear them discuss the pros and cons of virtual meeting attendance and their thoughts around the challenges of postponement and reinvigoration, as they consider what the future might hold for education in 2021/22.
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EP8 • Oct 20, 2020 • 43m 46s
Superficial vein disease is a lifestyle condition and a relatively non-harmful disease that can be treated. More prevalent in females and often linked to lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity, it is also typically inherited through genetics, therefore it’s a disease that is difficult for physicians to prevent or control.

So, is superficial disease dead or not?
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EP7 • Sep 07, 2020 • 47m 52s
The treatment of venous thrombosis has historically been undertreated and under-recognised. In this episode, Steve Elias, MD meets with Makis Avgerinos (Uni of Pittsburgh, US), Mitchell Silver (Ohio Health, US), John Moriarty (UCLA, US) and Thomas Bernik (Englewood Health, NJ, US) to discuss how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has become the latest ‘hot topic’ in vascular medicine. Together they unpick how thought processes and available technologies are changing to better treat this disease.
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EP 5: The Vascular Medicine Physician - Why Every Vein Specialist Needs One
EP6 • Aug 10, 2020 • 43m 15s
Steve Elias, MD meets with an all-American panel: Suman Wasan, Yogendra Kanthi, Raghu Kolluri and Thom Rooke to discuss the importance of the vascular medicine specialist in treating patients with complex disease.

They look at a number of issues surrounding this underrepresented area of expertise, namely the importance of the relationship between the vascular surgeon, vein specialists and vascular medicine and their broad spectrum of specialities.
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EP5 • Jul 03, 2020 • 39m 55s
In part two, Steve Elias, MD, continues his discussion with renowned vascular surgeon and organiser of the VEITHsymposium™, Professor Frank Veith.

They discuss a variety of issues including the ethics of money and malpractice and the importance of educating patients on vascular surgery and vascular disease. Listen to Frank’s take on the VEITH Symposium’s success, how he’d like to see it develop in the future and why he feels interventional cardiologists and radiologists are essential for VEITH’s long-term growth.
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