Stamatis (Tom) Dimitropoulos, M.D. Board Certified: - Internal Medicine - Cardiology and Vascular Diseases - Interventional Cardiology
Understanding Venous Reflux Disease 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 that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
Leg heaviness and fatigue
Are You A Candidate? Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease, including:
Using ultrasound to scan your legs, we can determine if venous reflux is present.
The Venous System Anatomy The venous system is made up of a network of veins, including:
Superficial veins- veins located close to the surface of the skin.
Deep veins- larger veins located deep in the leg.
Perforator veins- veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins.
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