Varicose Veins: Summary

by Joseph Alpert, MD

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    00:00 In summary then to remind you: deep venous thrombosis is a potentially very dangerous and even fatal illness, particularly when it causes pulmonary embolism.

    00:11 It’s often asymptomatic. So you may not pick it up in very sick patients.

    00:19 There is effective therapy for both diseases available.

    00:22 Varicose veins, particularly the superficial ones, are very common. They’re often a cosmetic problem when they’re not symptomatic. And, if they become symptomatic, then there’s also excellent surgical and sclerosing therapy for these veins: sclerosing therapy for smaller veins, surgical therapy for larger varicose veins.

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    The lecture Varicose Veins: Summary by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Venous Diseases.

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    1. Appear as a cosmetic problem.
    2. Increase the risk of associated diseases.
    3. Provide medium for microbial infections.
    4. Increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis.
    5. Increase the risk of pulmonary embolism.

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     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD

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