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Principles of Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

  • Subramoniam Vaidyanathan
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Abstract

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a disabling disease. The clinical manifestations of CVI result from venous hypertension. The primary goal of any treatment for CVI should be to lower and normalize the elevated venous pressure. While healing of ulcers can be achieved relatively easily by observing certain basic principles, the challenge is to prevent recurrence. Till recently, the mainstay of treatment was surgical control of incompetent superficial veins along with the stripping operation. The introduction of newer diagnostic techniques and availability of several treatment options offer multiple choices for the clinician. In this setting of rapid change, clinical practice guidelines would greatly help the clinician in selecting the most appropriate therapy.

Keywords

Venous Hypertension Superficial Vein Chronic Venous Insufficiency Compression Therapy Chronic Venous Insufficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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