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The Healthy Veins Book: Understanding Varicose Veins and Leg Swelling

The Healthy Veins Book will provide your patients the answers they need about their vein disease and its treatment.

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  • 40 comprehensive chapters written by 53 nationally recognized venous experts, organized into sections on:
    • Varicose Veins
    • Deep Vein Disease
    • Blood Clots
    • Treatments and Prevention
    • Special Vein Conditions
  • Edited and written by leading practitioners
  • Straightforward, patient-friendly language
  • Frequently asked questions
  • More than150 color photos and drawings of anatomy, conditions, and treatment techniques
  • Comprehensive index and glossary
The Healthy Veins Book Cover

Patient Education Brochures

The American Venous Forum has developed a series of patient education brochures to assist physicians and patients.  These could be displayed in waiting rooms, patient exam rooms, or given directly to appropriate patients.  Each trifold brochure addresses a particular topic or treatment:

  • Varicose Veins
  • Phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Non-Thermal Ablation
  • Thermal Ablation
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Lymphedema

Written by leading venous experts, each brochure includes:

  • Description of medical condition being treated
  • Description of treatment
  • Benefits and risks of specific treatments
  • Treatment process and setting

These brochures are available for order through ShopAVF in packs of 50.

AVF Patient Education Brochures

Patient Consent Forms

Responding to requests from our members, the American Venous Forum has developed a set of standardized patient consent forms for the following procedures:

  • Phlebectomy
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • VenaSeal™
  • ClariVein®
AVF Patient Consent Forms

These consent forms are provided to AVF members at no charge and to non-members for a nominal fee thanks to the support of the AVF Foundation and its generous donors.

These are available for download in PDF format from ShopAVF using the following link and may be reproduced or incorporated into your practice’s EHR.

Clinical Pocket Guides

The American Venous Forum has produced a series of pocket guides based on recently-published clinical practice guidelines.  Conveniently sized and spiral bound to fit in a lab coat, each pocket guide is designed to be a quick, easy reference for a specific clinical practice guideline.  The first in this ongoing, growing series include:

  • Compression Therapy after Invasive Treatment of Superficial Veins of the Lower Extremities
  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Chronic Lower Extremity Disease
  • Endothermal Heat-Induced Thrombosis (EHIT) Classification and Treatment

These pocket guides are available for order through ShopAVF

AVF Clinical Pocket Guides


The Journal of Vascular Surgery:

Venous and Lymphatic Disorders is the official journal of the American Venous Forum and is published in partnership with the Society of Vascular Surgery®. The JVS-VL aims to be the premier international Journal of medical, endovascular and surgical management of venous and lymphatic disorders. Members of the American Venous Forum receive a digital subscription to the JVS-VL and have the option of upgrading to the print version.


Other Venous Publications

Sumner’s Hemodynamic Guide to Venous Diagnosis and Intervention:

In the words of Dr Seshadri Raju, Sumner’s Hemodynamic Guide to Venous Diagnosis and Intervention falls into the ‘Must Have’ category for all vascular surgeons, especially those with an academic interest. The original Hemodynamics for Surgeons, edited by Eugene Strandness, Jr and David S. Sumner and released in 1975 focused on the then-new emerging specialty of vascular surgery, with a unique twist of content directed more toward hemodynamics than clinical. This new text is meant to preserve the spirit of the original edition, while at the same time introducing some modern concepts through the perspective of editors Jose I. Almeida, Ghassan Kassab, and Fedor Lurie.

AVF Members receive 10% off with the discount code AVF23.


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