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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
MediUSA

Tactile Medical

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

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Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is an advanced stage of venous disease that occurs when the inner lining of the veins and/or the valves located within the larger veins are not working sufficiently, causing venous blood to collect or “pool” in the veins (venous stasis).

As discussed in the last entry, the blood pressure . . . → Read More: Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

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The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is an important chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Another condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) may develop following a PTS, which in some cases can be the cause for the onset of lymphedema, which is the reason for the discussion of this topic.

To better understand . . . → Read More: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome