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Know Your Veins

Know Your Veins

Vein disease is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. So, part of our job as vein specialists is to help educate people about vein health and the minimally invasive treatment options available.

Did you know that vein disease is two times as common as coronary artery disease (CAD)? Most people don’t realize how common it really is and how easily and effectively it can be treated. Keep reading for more insane vein facts!

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References:

Cornu-Thenard, A. Importance of the familial factor in varicose disease. Clinical study of 134 families. J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1994 May; 20(5):318-26.

Labropoulos N, Leon M, Geroulakos G, et. Al. Venous hemodynamic abnormalities in patients with leg ulceration. Am J Surg. 1995 Jun;169(6):572-4.

American Heart Association, SIR, Brand et al. “The Epidemiology of Varicose Veins: The Framingham Study”

US Markets for Varicose Vein Treatment Devices 2011, Millennium Research Group. 2011.

Gloviczki, P., MD., Comerota, A., MD., Dalsing, M., MD., Eklof, B., MD., Gillespie, D., MD., Gloviczki, M., MD.,Wakefield, T., MD. 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 May; 53(5 Suppl): 2S-48S.

Thomas, et. Al. Healing rates following venous surgery for chronic venous leg ulcers in an independent specialist vein unit. Phlebology 2013; 28:132-139.