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Functions of Venous Valves

  • Rainer Gottlob
  • Robert May

Abstract

No further comment is necessary to W Harvey’s classic statement that the main function of venous valves is to maintain the direction of the bloodflow to the heart. For that reason the number of valves increases distally so that retrograde waves of blood may be stopped.

Keywords

Femoral Vein Popliteal Vein Superficial Vein Venous Wall Venous Valve 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wein 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Gottlob
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert May
    • 3
  1. 1.First Surgical University Clinic of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria
  3. 3.InnsbruckAustria

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