3 Further information

3.1 A randomised controlled trial is currently under way.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
March 2004

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of endovenous laser treatment of the long saphenous vein', April 2003.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.