Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs are unable to transfer blood back to your heart. Treatments for venous insufficiency range from stents to surgical procedures.
Stents are small mesh tubes that hold a vein or artery open so blood can flow more easily. Stents are often used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease but may also be used for peripheral artery disease. The insertion of stents is a minimally invasive procedure, and most patients recover from the procedure in a matter of days.
Alternatively, your provider may recommend vascular surgery procedures for treatment, such as:
- cardiac valve repair or replacement
- coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
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