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Philips Volcano Chronic Venous Disease (CVD): Early Diagnosis Can Lead to Better Results

Chronic Venous Disease or CVD occurs when the blood in your legs cannot flow back to your heart. When this happens, pooling blood can raise pressure in your veins, causing a range of problems. 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 45 has some type of venous disease.5

Blockage of the deep venous circulation in the abdominal/pelvic area is now recognized as a cause of CVD. This can occur when either the iliac vein in your pelvis becomes compressed by the overlying artery, or from a blockage following deep vein thrombosis (DVT).1,2,3,4