Q&A: What Can A Venous Reflux Exam Tell Me?

Question: What can a venous reflux exam tell me? How does this treatment measure my veins effectiveness?

Answer: A venous reflux exam evaluates the size, patency, and timeliness of the circulation in the legs. Blood return to the heart, from the legs, should have no more than a ½ second delay in any given segment of vein.  If there is a longer delay, backflow, or reflux of blood, the circulation is considered impaired. 

The key to interpreting these results is based on the patients’ symptoms and physical presentation.  If one has symptoms, and venous reflux, and has failed conservative measures, THEN a discussion can be held regarding the risks versus benefits of intervention.

About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.