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 Deak Vein NJ Clinic
Many patients at this Somerset varicose veins treatment facility have found success through the treatment and service provided by Dr. Steven Deak and his team of medical professionals. Deak Vein NJ Clinic is fully equipped to provide excellent care and service to patients seeking relief from varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins may be painful and may cause discomfort in the legs, while both conditions may cause self-consciousness. Dr. Deak and the medical staff at this Somerset varicose veins treatment clinic understand this and work hard in providing reliable service to their patients.
Among the treatments available at this Somerset varicose veins treatment clinic are ambulatory phlebectomy, compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, EVLT, foam sclerotherapy, intense pulsed light therapy, venous reflux exams and VNUS. For more information about these and other treatments, patients should contact Dr. Deak or a member of the medical team. All procedures at this facility are performed using advanced materials to ensure well-being during and after treatment.