European Journal of Vascular Medicine

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Vasa is the European Journal of Vascular Medicine. It is the official organ of the German, Swiss, and Slovenian Societies of Angiology, and the European Society for Vascular Medicine.


ISSN-L 0301-1526, ISSN-Print 0301-1526, ISSN-Online 1664-2872
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1.831 (2019)
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Andreas Creutzig
Beatrice Amann-Vesti
Erich Minar
Pavel Poredoš
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About the Journal

Vasa publishes original research articles, case reports and reviews on vascular biology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, medical treatment and interventions for diseases of the arterial circulation, in the field of phlebology and lymphology including the microcirculation, except the cardiac circulation.

Vasa combines basic science with clinical medicine making it relevant to all physicians interested in the whole vascular field.

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Call for Papers

Vasa – European Journal of Vascular Medicine – Special Issue on "Acute and chronic venous outflow obstructions – a global burden"

Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially devastating condition and may cause permanent disability with significant morbidity and even mortality. Approximately 60% of patients with DVT recover without further symptoms. However, 40% will have some degree of post-thrombotic syndrome and 4% will develop severe post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). PTS is the most common complication; it reduces quality of life and increases DVT-related costs. During the last years, evidence emerged for recanalisation treatment of acute and chronic venous outflow obstruction to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Many questions still remain for new technologies, including modern dedicated venous stents and thrombectomy devices. This special issue will focus on different topics within the venous field. The guest editors of the Special Issue will be Dr. Michael Lichtenberg, MD, Dr. Rick de Graaf, MD, PhD and Dr. Houman Jalaie, MD.

Preliminary topics include

  • Studies or study protocols illuminating on economic burden aspects of post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Studies or study protocols illuminating new recanalization technologies for acute and chronic venous outflow obstructions (Including studies especially for novel dedicated venous stents, thrombectomy devices and recanalization techniques
  • Systematic literature reviews on available epidemiologic data for post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Systematic literature reviews on available data for treatment of acute and chronic venous outflow obstructions

We invite you to contribute original manuscripts to "Acute and chronic venous outflow obstructions – a global burden" based on your research related to the above-mentioned topics. The final submission deadline for review articles and research articles is 30th September, 2020. Manuscripts submitted after the due date will not be accepted for this Special Issue.

To avoid overlap of topics, please first send the tentative title of your manuscript to the Guest Editors at m.lichtenberg(at) as well as the editor-in-chief at acreutzig(at) you are ready to submit your article, please go to and choose the Article Type "Special Issue: Venous Interventions".

Please note that all manuscripts will go through a thorough peer review process and acceptance to this Special Issue is not guaranteed. Thank you.

We are a looking forward to the submissions for the Special Issue of Vasa – European Journal of Vascular Medicine.

Special Issue Editors
Dr. Michael Lichtenberg
Arnsberg Vascular and Venous Center
Arnsberg, Germany

Dr. Rick de Graaf
Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology/Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Center of Friedrichshafen
Friedrichshafen, Germany

Dr. Houman Jalaie
European Venous Center Aachen-Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Creutzig
Hannover, Germany

Editor's Picks


Demographic and procedural characteristics in the RECording COurses of vasculaR Diseases (RECCORD) registry – the first 1000 patients
Nasser Malyar, Jürgen Stausberg, Ralf Langhoff, Federico Tatò, Christoph Kalka, Wulf D. Ito, Jens Böhme, Jawed Arjumand, Jens Stegemann, Holger Lawall, Sebastian Schellong, Michael Lichtenberg, Ulrich Hoffmann

Calf deep vein thrombosis – clinical relevance, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic options
Giovanna Elmi, Elisa Rebecca Rinaldi, Andrea Domanico, Leonardo Aluigi

Normative and pathological values of hemodynamic and Doppler ultrasound arterial findings in children
Jean-Eudes Trihan, Antonia Perez-Martin, Jérôme Guillaumat, Damien Lanéelle

Microcirculatory assessment of vascular diseases
Antonella Marcoccia, Peter F. Klein-Weigel, Michael E. Gschwandtner, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Jiri Matuska, Ulrich Rother, Alfons J. H. M. Houben


The compelling arguments for the need of medical vascular physicians in Europe
Christian Heiss, Juraj Madaric, Jill Belch, Marianne Brodmann, Lucia Mazzolai

High tolerance of progressive elastic compression in peripheral arterial disease
Serge Couzan, Jean-François Pouget, Claire Le Hello, Céline Chapelle, Silvy Laporte, Patrick Mismetti

French vascular physicians’ practices in indicating antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy in venous thromboembolism
Antoine Fayol, Damien Lanéelle, Clément Hoffmann, Guillaume Mahé, Isabelle Mahé

For Authors and Editors

Instructions to Authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for Vasa.

Please follow the instructions to authors which you can find in the Downloads section.

All manuscripts must be submitted online. For the article publication there is the possibility for open access, which can be ordered in the publication release process.

Thank you.

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