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Survey Shows People With Varicose Veins Unaware of Health Risks; Most Never Consider Treatment
Date:7/29/2008

ople shouldn't have a compromised lifestyle because of it," said Dr. King. "Today there are safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment options with short recovery time that won't keep people sidelined from their daily routine."

Newer treatments that are less invasive and have largely replaced traditional surgical treatments include:

-- COMPASS(SM) protocol of Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy: An advanced form of sclerotherapy, where a foam solution is directly injected into the varicose vein, causing it to close off. The physician visually monitors the vein and injection on an ultrasound screen, allowing considerable control over the area of the venous system being treated. This procedure is used primarily to treat larger varicose veins. A typical treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and will consist of multiple injections.

-- Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT): A minimally invasive procedure that uses heat from a guided laser to close varicose veins. A small optic fiber is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser is then activated and as the optic fiber is removed from the vein it heats and closes the vein. This procedure does not require hospitalization or complicated surgery and typically takes less than an hour.

Survey: Plagues of the Legs

Following are highlights of the survey findings:

-- One in five Americans (20 percent) report that they have varicose veins.

-- Nearly all those surveyed with varicose veins (87 percent) report that they have never sought treatment for their varicose veins.

-- Nearly half of those who have varicose veins (42 percent) reported that varicose veins may be unpleasant but they don't have real health risks.

-- Women were significantly more likely to report that they have varicose veins than men (27 percent vs. 10 percent).

-- Nearly half of those with varicose veins were ages 35 and older (46 percent
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SOURCE Vein Clinics of America, Inc.
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