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glossary:venous_stasis

(1) Venous stasis refers to loss of proper function of the veins in the legs that would normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur following injury to the veins, which can result in blood clots in the superficial veins known as superficial phlebitis, or following blood clots in the deep veins known as deep venous thrombosis. Swelling in the lower legs and ankle can also occur as a result of heart disease called Chronic Congestive Heart Failure and due to kidney disease. In some instances the cause of the swelling may not be easily identified.

Venous Stasis Disease – also known as chronic venous insufficiency, a condition in which faulty venous valves allow blood to collect in the lower leg

glossary/venous_stasis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)