What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. Normally, valves in your deeper leg veins keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With long-term CVI, vein walls are weakened and valves are damaged. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, which can lead to swelling in the feet and legs, varicose veins, and venous ulcers.
Signs & Symptoms
Venous Pump Treatment (PCD)
Consists of an air pump and garment(s) that fits over the legs. The pump delivers air to the garment, creating a massaging action and gently compression to the feet and legs to stimulate circulation and move accumulated fluid. Pressure and the subsequent effectiveness of the treatment can be gradually increased as the patient becomes more tolerant.