St. Vincent's Vein Institute
According to the Vascular Disease Foundation, more than 24 million Americans have varicose veins and 6 million have skin changes associated with chronic venous insufficiency , weak valves that cause blood to flow away from instead of to the heart. A simple screening will let you know if you are a candidate for a radiofrequency ablation.The St. Vincent’s Vein Institute uses this minimally invasive treatment to close the vein with improper blood flow and route it to your veins with working valves. The procedure is performed in our office and recovery time is typically short.
What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic venous insufficiency is a problem with the flow of blood from the veins of the legs back to the heart. The valves inside your veins are weak or not working causing fluid to pool in your legs.
- Family history
- Heavy Lifting
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
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