saphenous vein

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Synonyms for saphenous vein

either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot

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Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins that most often occur in the leg's great saphenous vein (GSV) system.
Postoperative aspirin, started within 6 hours of surgery, improves saphenous vein graft patency.
Saphenous vein graft aneurysms are rare complications of CABG surgery.
There are two new options to achieve saphenous vein ablation that have good outcomes and few complications.
The unique attributes of the TriActiv System, especially its flush and extraction systems, will be important tools for the interventional cardiologist in treating their patients with saphenous vein graft disease," he emphasized.
The eSVS Mesh device is designed to prevent saphenous vein grafts from closing.
polidocanol injectable foam) 1% is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg's GSV system.
Radiofrequency and laser technologies have the potential--despite the use of tumescent anesthesia--to cause thermal injury, particularly in patients with relatively thin skin or in whom the veins are very superficial; they also have the potential to produce clots in the saphenous vein that may propagate into the femoral vein with the attendant risks of pulmonary embolism.
The authors presented their experience with ITA and saphenous vein composite grafts used in 8 patients because of insufficient length, inadequate flow and inadequate diameter of the distal third of ITA.
However, when the spider veins are found in the distribution of a large troncal vein, such as the great saphenous vein (GSV), it is recommended that DUS be performed.
A tender, indurated cord, 10 cm long, was felt on the greater saphenous vein of the right thigh.
The TriActiv System is currently approved for sale for saphenous vein graft indications in the European Union.
BTG plc (LSE: BTG), the specialist healthcare company, today announces that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Varithena(TM) (polidocanol injectable foam) for the treatment of patients with incompetent veins and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system.
In at least 70% of cases where there is saphenous vein reflux, there is no need to treat or strip the saphenous vein, because treating the varicose veins with foam will resolve the reflux or cause the saphenous vein to occlude.
The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) has announced results from the CORAL LAKE registry, a single-center, retrospective registry that studied the use of the excimer laser for the treatment of degenerated saphenous vein grafts.