Over 30 million American’s suffer from varicose veins, or a more serious disease known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), though the vast majority of that population goes undiagnosed, and therefore, untreated.
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. CVI 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 that include:
- Varicose veins
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin changes
- Swollen limbs
A targeted endovenous therapy, Venefit™ is an outpatient procedure with proven results, and positive patient outcomes. The Venefit procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your doctor will position the ClosureFast™ catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The catheter, powered by radiofrequency energy, delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute itself to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. The average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.
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