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Revista médica del Hospital General de México

versão On-line ISSN 2524-177Xversão impressa ISSN 0185-1063


SIERRA-JUAREZ, Miguel A.; REJON-CAUICH, José E.; PARADA-GUZMAN, Melvin G.  e  CASTANEDA-MORALES, Saira A.. Chronic venous disease: Literature review. Rev. med. Hosp. Gen. Méx. [online]. 2021, vol.84, n.2, pp.80-86.  Epub 06-Set-2021. ISSN 2524-177X.

The venous system is responsible for bringing blood from the lower limbs to the heart. To achieve this, various mechanisms are activated that work against gravitational force. A very important mechanism is the function of the venous valves. A family history of venous disease is most commonly associated with valve dysfunction, which can lead to venous hypertension, amongst several other risk factors, thus activating a cascade of events characterized by venous dilation and leukocyte migration. Chronic complications can be very expensive in relation to quality of life and the health system. At present, venous disease studies include several diagnostic methods that, together with a wide range of therapeutic tools, have achieved excellent results in the quality of life of patients.

Palavras-chave : Endovenous thermal ablation; Saphenous vein; Vascular surgery; Venous insufficiency.

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