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Know the danger signs of CVI and VTE in pregnant patients

A review of the literature on chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in pregnant women reveals considerable guidance for their treatment. CVI occurs in up to 80% of pregnant women, while around 7 of every 1,000 pregnant mothers face venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Pregnancy causes significant hemodynamic changes within the circulatory system.

Increase in CVI procedures in Medicare population

The utilization of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014, according to a study by the Harvey L Neiman Health Policy Institute. The study is published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

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