Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves become damaged or diseased leading to varicose veins, pain, swelling, leg heaviness or fatigue.
The Venefit procedure uses ultrasound to position a catheter into the diseased vein to deliver heat to the vein wall, resulting in shrinkage and closure of the vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. Most patients resume normal activities within one to two days.
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chronic venus insufficiency (CVI)
Technologist Alison Donnay performs an ultrasound on leg veins to treat
varicose veins as well as leg heaviness, pain, swelling and fatigue at the
Medical Skin Care Center.