Vein

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

If you have CVI, valves in your veins (usually in the leg or sometimes the arms) don’t work, causing blood to pool in your legs and putting increased pressure on the walls of the veins. This may be due to valve dysfunction (usually hereditary) or due to valve destruction after a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot. Treatment involves compression stockings and ablation therapy.

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and Pulmonary Embolism

Occurs when your blood thickens in a clump that becomes solid, forming a clot. Nearly 300,000 first-time cases of DVT occur in the U.S. every year, usually in the leg.

Sudden blockage of a major artery in your lung. Usually due to a blood clot that develops in another part of your body, breaks off and travels in the blood stream into the lung where it blocks the pumping of your heart and prevents it from taking in oxygen. Treatment can range from blood thinning medication to procedures to bust the clot and prevent propagation of clot.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid in the soft tissues, most frequently in the arms or legs. Lymph fluid, rich in protein, is normally filtered by the lymph nodes and is then released into the bloodstream. When the nodes are obstructed, their filtering capacity is overwhelmed and lymph fluid collects and causes swelling. This condition can be treated by compression and lymphedema massage.

May-Thurner Syndrome

This is a condition where the left iliac vein becomes compressed by the right iliac artery. It can cause symptoms such as left leg swelling and DVT. The diagnosis can be made by ultrasound or CT venogram imaging. This condition can be treated by stenting the iliac vein to reopen the compressed area.

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

This is a syndrome of venous hypertension of the pelvic region leading to periovarian varicosities leading to symptoms of chronic pelvic pain, lower extremity pain, and dyspareunia. It can be treated through coil embolization of the ovarian vein.

Portal Hypertension

If you have liver disease or other liver problems, you may develop portal hypertension. As cirrhosis of the liver progresses, blood is unable to flow normally through your liver, which filters toxins from the blood. Instead, the blood backs up and causes bleeding and the accumulation of fluid inside your abdomen.

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

This is a condition in which the superior vena cava, a major vein that carries blood from the head and neck back to the heart, becomes compressed. This can lead to symptoms of facial swelling and difficulty breathing. It can be diagnosed with ultrasound or CT imaging and can treated with endovascular stenting.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

A group of conditions that result from compression of the nerves or blood vessels that serve your arms. Usually affects otherwise healthy, young and active people.

Ulcers and Wounds

Ulceration of the lower extremities can be caused from both arterial disease processes as well as venous. Physical exam in addition to ultrasound imaging can help determine the correct diagnosis and guide the treatment plan. Arterial causes can be treated with endovascular intervention or surgical bypass in order to ensure adequate blood supply to the wound for proper healing. Venous related ulcers can be improved with radiofrequency ablative therapy and wound care.

Varicose Veins

Large bulging veins in the legs that can cause many different types of symptoms. Varicose veins can occur in almost anyone and affect up to 35% of people in the United States. You may inherit a tendency to develop varicose veins from a parent. Women, women who have had multiple children, and obese persons are at a higher risk. Treatment involves compression stockings and ablation therapy.

Venous Stasis

This is a condition caused by chronic venous insufficiency in which the venous valves are not functioning properly, leading to a pooling of blood in the lower extremities. It can lead to complications such as edema and ulceration. Treatment involves compression stockings and ablation therapy.

Vascular and Vein Institute

1385 W Brierbrook Road
Germantown, TN 38138
2693 Union Ave Ext St 100
Memphis, TN 38112
902 Holiday Dr St 106
Forrest City, AR 72335
7600 Airways Blvd St B
Southaven, MS 38671
901-390-2930
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