VIDEO – The Cost and Prevalence of Vein Insufficiency

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

The cost of vein insufficiency is $150 million in the United States or $1 billion per year worldwide. It is a very expensive health care concern, especially now in the United States when we are talking about health care changes and that type of thing.

The cost of hospitalization is very high with venous insufficiency because of the incidence of recurring infection and wounds. This is a little more about the prevalence of venous insufficiency. About 30 million Americans suffer from it.

Only 1.9 million seek treatment and 447,000 of those patients are actually treated.

I think some of this has to do with the fact that the treatment for vein insufficiency used to be vein stripping. Vein stripping is very barbaric. People were hospitalized up to six weeks because of the chance of blood clots or DVT. Thankfully, in the past 10 to 15 years technology has advanced dramatically and we will talk about those changes a little bit later on.

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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.