A venous reflux exam is a non-invasive test used to evaluate the valves inside the veins of the legs. If a patient requires a venous reflux exam because of vascular problems, both legs should be evaluated. The test is designed to identify problems inside leg veins and arteries, caused by damage inside the blood vessel, which can cause problems with the direction of blood flow, and the velocity of the blood flow in the leg. Identifying the cause of these problems is important to prevent damage caused by poor circulation.
During the test, a small sensor is attached to the leg that monitors blood flow. The patient then pumps their foot up and down several times to help the blood to flow through the leg. The sensor measures the speed that the blood flows through the leg, and from these measurements the doctor can determine if the valves are working correctly, or if there is a problem with circulation. Some tests involve placing blood pressure cuffs along the leg and monitoring the blood flow patterns by ultrasound.
The cost of a venous reflux exam can vary depending on the facility where you receive the test. For more information about venous reflux exams, visit a vascular treatment facility today.
About Boulder Vein Center
Boulder Vein Center is a fully-equipped facility in Boulder, Colorado that has helped many patients in the community and surrounding areas find relief from Boulder varicose veins and spider veins. Patients who are treated at this facility receive their treatment in a friendly environment using only proven equipment and materials to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. A variety of Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments are available to ensure that patients have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions.
Some of the Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility are compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, VNUS, venous reflux exams, and more. To learn more about these procedures and others available, patients are encouraged to speak with a trained professional on staff at this facility. All vein specialists on staff are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals.