Venous disease can be as harmless as varicose veins or pose more life-threatening problems.
Venous disease is a common cause of chronic pain and swelling of an extremity. The problems are caused by many different disorders, but the most common involve clotting in the vein (DVT) , and increased pressure in the veins due to poorly functioning valves, or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot which forms in the venous system. This is a dangerous condition which often strikes people when they're most vulnerable.
Roughly 2 million cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S., and nearly 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with pulmonary embolism (PE) in which clot travels from its point of origin to the lungs.
At Michigan Vascular Center we can diagnose and treat the entire specturm of venous problems.