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Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when valves in the veins of the legs, which keep blood flowing toward the heart, stop working properly. It can cause aching, swelling, and cramping in the legs, as well as skin color changes and varicose veins. Left untreated, the condition can lead to disabling pain and open sores called skin ulcers. Some people may develop blood clots in the legs—a serious condition called deep vein thrombosis.
Vascular specialists at NYU Langone’s Vein Center provide minimally invasive treatments to eliminate damaged veins and improve blood flow in the legs. NYU Langone is at the forefront of new clinical trials for deep venous reconstruction and stenting, which help keep narrowed veins open.
Treatment for Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Treatment to improve blood flow in leg veins includes lifestyle changes, wearing compression stockings, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery.
Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Venous InsufficiencyLifestyle changes, such as wearing compression garments, may help manage chronic venous insufficiency.
Minimally Invasive Procedures for Chronic Venous InsufficiencyMinimally invasive procedures can help people with chronic venous insufficiency to lead active lives.
Surgery for Chronic Venous InsufficiencyOur surgeons may perform valve repair or replacement to manage chronic venous insufficiency.
Our Research and Education in Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.