Comparison of Four Haemodynamic Tests that Quantify Superficial Venous Insufficiency.

Affiliation

Josef Pflug Vascular Laboratory, Ealing Hospital, Middlesex, UK; Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK; West London Vascular and Interventional Centre, London North West University Healthcare, UK. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Reflux assessment with ultrasound (U/S) is usually qualitative. Quantitative measurements of superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) include the venous arterial flow index (VAFI), recirculation index (RCI), venous filling index (VFI), and the postural diameter change (PDC) of the saphenous trunk. The aim was to investigate their relationship.

Keywords

Postural diameter change,Psathakis index,Recirculation index,Superficial venous insufficiency,Venous arterial flow index,Venous filling index,

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