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Clinical Practice Guidelines

The American Venous Forum Guidelines committee is working to provide new practice guidelines as well as update existing guidelines on a regular basis. Below is a curated list of high-quality guidelines for the care of patients with venous disease:

Journal of Vascular Surgery January 2021 Cover

The AVF, AVLS and SVM Expert Opinion Consensus on Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/02683555211053532


CLASSIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF ENDOTHERMAL HEAT-INDUCED THROMBOSIS (EHIT)

https://www.jvsvenous.org/article/S2213-333X(20)30343-7/fulltext


CLASSIFICATION OF PELVIC VENOUS DISORDERS

https://www.jvsvenous.org/article/S2213-333X(21)00071-8/fulltext


APPROPRIATE USE CRITERIA

The 2020 appropriate use criteria for chronic lower extremity venous disease of the American Venous Forum, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Vein and Lymphatic Society, and the Society of Interventional Radiology  

(Published online in the JVS-VL, March 2020)


REVISED CEAP

CEAP classification system and reporting standard, revision 2020


COMPRESSION GUIDELINES (English)

Compression therapy after invasive treatment of superficial veins of the lower extremities: Clinical practice guidelines of the American Venous Forum, Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Phlebology, Society for Vascular Medicine, and International Union of Phlebology
J Vasc Surg 2019;7:17-28

COMPRESSION GUIDELINES (Spanish)

Terapia de compresión después de tratamiento invasivo de venas superficiales de las extremidades inferiores: Lineamientos de Práctica Clínica del Foro Venoso Americano, Sociedad de Cirugía Vascular, el Colegio Americano de Flebología, la Sociedad de Medicina Vascular y el Sindicato Internacional de Flebología


VENOUS LEG ULCER GUIDELINES

Management of Venous Leg Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous Forum
J Vasc Surg 2014;60:3S–59S (August 2014 Supplement)


EARLY THROMBUS REMOVAL GUIDELINES

Early Thrombus Removal Strategies for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Amer​ican Venous Forum
J Vasc Surg 2012;55:1449-1462


VARICOSE VEIN GUIDELINES

The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum
J Vasc Surg 2011;53:2S-48S (May 2011 Supplement)


Other Available Guidelines Related to Venous Disease*

*The below guidelines were not created by, nor are endorsed by, the American Venous Forum.

European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2022 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Limbs

Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: Second Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
CHEST 2021 Dec 01, Issue 6, P2247-2259

Journal of Vascular Surgery January 2021 Cover
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