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How is venous reflux related to vein valves ? The Venefit Procedure and EVLT
Sunday, November 25, 2012

 

If the one-way vein valves malfunction, blood can leak back into a lower level and collect there. This problem is called venous insufficiency. Pooled blood enlarges the vein and over time, it becomes varicose. Mechanically minded people refer to ‘one-way’ valves as ‘check valves’.

 

In essence, vein valves are healthy when they function as one-way valves and they are considered diseased when they function like two-way valves. ‘Two-way’ valves act like ‘saloon doors’ in Western movies.

 

Venous reflux disease pushes blood from the deep veins into the superficial veins. This is called superficial venous reflux disease. Its gets more complicated as there is superficial venous reflux disease, deep venous reflux disease and perforator venous reflux disease. Deep venous reflux is leakage of valves in the deep veins. Perforator venous reflux is leakage of blood from the deep veins into the superficial veins through these perforator (or connecting) veins.

 

**The VNUS Closure Procedure is now called the Venefit Procedure. Same procedure, different name.

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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