Venous disease is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. Chronic venous disease is a long-term condition and occurs because a vein is partly blocked, or blood is leaking around the valves of the veins (MedlinePlus). Venous disorders are very common and whilst not usually life threatening, can cause pain and disability.
This practical guide provides an understanding of the pathophysiology of venous diseases and their management. Beginning with an introduction to anatomy and physiology, the following chapters exam clinical manifestations, staging, and management options including laser therapy, surgery and sclerotherapy (injection of a substance directly into the vein).
The final sections discuss more complex disorders such as deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous ulcer and morbid varicose vein. The final chapter provides a photographic presentation of venous diseases to enhance understanding of the text.
Practical guide providing understanding of pathophysiology of venous diseases and their managementCovers common disorders (varicose veins) and more complex diseases (deep vein thrombosis)Examines various treatment options including laser therapy and surgeryIncludes photographic presentation of venous diseases
Radhakrishnan N MBBS MS FAIS FIAMS Member, American College of Phlebology; Medical Director, St Thomas Institute of Research on Venous Disease (St Thomas Hospital Campus); Medical Administrator and Chief Surgeon, St Thomas Hospital, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Diseases of the Venous System Pathophysiology of Varicose Veins of Lower Limb Etiology of Varicose Veins Lymphatic System of the Lower Limb Clinical Manifestations Staging of Chronic Venous Disease Management History of Surgical Management of Varicose Veins Contemporary Surgical Procedures Endovenous Laser Treatment Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy Sclerotherapy Deep Vein Thrombosis Anticoagulation in Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism Chronic Venous Ulcer Morbid Varicose Vein Photographic Presentation of Venous Diseases