Flashcards in Chronic venous disease Deck (12):
Deep venous system
Femoral, popliteal, tibialis
Superficial venous system
Risk factors for varicose veins
Primary varicose veins
Develop in superficial veins
Secondary varicose veins
Develop in veins that lie deep among muscle
When are varicose veins more prominent?
Varicose vein complications
Bleeding and bruising
Chronic venous insufficiency
- haemosidering deposits
What is venous insufficiency?
irreversible skin damage as result of sustained ambulatory venous hypertension
What is chronic venous ulceration?
a break in the skin, present for >6/52, between malleoli and tibial tuberosity, presumed to be due to venous disease
Investigation of varicose veins?