- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Skin changes and skin ulcers
Atlantic Vein Institute Services
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms such as:
Using ultrasound to scan your leg(s), Dr. Swierzewski will determine if superficial venous reflux is present. If it is, you are a candidate for the ClosureFast procedure. During this procedure, a thin catheter is inserted into the vein. The tip of the catheter heats the vein and seals it shut. Blood then reroutes itself to healthy veins. Patients can drive themselves home and typically return to normal activities within 2 days with pain free legs.
For a comprehensive description of the procedures, including a discussion of lifestyle benefits and frequently asked questions, please visit the following sites: