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Epidemiology of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

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Overview

Epidemiological studies can provide information on the spectrum and frequency of venous disease in a population and help physicians better understand its scope and incidence. Such information not only contributes to the recognition of mechanisms that cause the clinical sequelae of venous disease; it also assists in the development of screening and treatment strategies. To better understand the impact of venous disease on productivity in the form of lost work days, medical costs, and its cost to society in general, we must assess the prevalence and incidence of venous disease in the general population and be able to identify subgroups who have or who are likely to develop venous disease.

Keywords

Deep Venous Thrombosis Varicose Vein Venous Disease Venous Insufficiency Venous Ulcer 
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