July 2017

CVI (chronic venous insufficiency)

Am I at Risk for CVI? Is Someone in My Family?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency or CVI is a progressive medical condition in which the valves that regulate blood flow direction from the legs to the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs and veins to swell. Healthy leg veins are designed to allow blood to flow against gravity from the legs back toward the heart. Tiny valves inside the veins open and close to help control the...