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Superficial Venous Disease 

Superficial Venous Disease
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Superficial Venous Disease
Author(s):

Ronald S. Winokur

, Geraldine Abbey-Mensah

, and Neil M. Khilnani

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0023
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date: 21 September 2019

Superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) is an extremely common condition affecting up to 39% of Americans, which results in significant patient morbidity and high healthcare costs (up to $3 billion per year for treatment). In addition to patients with asymptomatic spider veins and painful varicose veins, over 2 million adults have advanced chronic venous disease (CVD), and at least 20,000 individuals develop new venous ulcers each year. Patients suffering from venous insufficiency can benefit greatly from office-based, minimally invasive treatments. Successful treatment depends on understanding of superficial venous anatomy and pathophysiology, how to conduct a targeted history and physical exam, and performance and interpretation of Duplex ultrasound (DUS), as well as knowledge and application of the available treatment options.

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