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 Legacy Vein Clinic
Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, this Mishawaka varicose veins treatment center works hard to ensure that patients are provided with the very latest and the very best treatment options. An abundance of options are available to patients in need of help. These can be very difficult diseases to cope with, which is why this Mishawaka varicose veins center provides treatment using only cutting edge equipment and state of the art facilities. This helps to cater to patient safety while promoting success in all treatments.
Some of the treatments available at this Mishawaka varicose veins treatment center include compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, sclerotherapy, ultrasound guided sclerofoam and varicose vein surgery. Others are also available and patients should seek the consultation of a professional for a full list of available treatments and services. Helping patients find relief from varicose veins and spider veins is the priority of each and every member of the team at Legacy Vein Clinic.