Through optimized B-mode imaging, we not only discern thrombus characteristics but also gain acute visualization of vein valves neighboring the thrombus.

DVT ranks among the primary causes of chronic venous insufficiency, primarily due to the severe harm inflicted on vein valves by thrombus formation. These valves play a pivotal role in preventing blood backflow and, when impaired, impede the smooth flow of blood towards the heart.

What compounds this issue is the propensity of thrombus to form within the valve cusps, frequently resulting in the impairment of at least one pair of vein valves. As thrombus extends, it perpetuates damage to proximal vein valves, exacerbating the compromise to the entire lower extremity venous system. It becomes imperative not only to identify damaged valves but also to assess adjacent ones at risk.

This significance amplifies when scrutinizing the iliofemoral system. Most patients culminate with their final vein valve in the common femoral vein, while only a fraction possess valves in the external or common iliac veins. Understanding this anatomy is vital because beyond the patient’s last valve, there exists no barrier, heightening the risk of detached thrombus leading to pulmonary embolism.

Venous thromboembolism, encompassing both DVT and PE, exerts a significant toll on public health, affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals annually and claiming thousands of lives.

Whether through personal conversations or online platforms like social media, sharing knowledge about DVT/PE can spark curiosity and prompt further exploration. While arterial conditions like heart attacks and strokes often receive widespread attention, the venous domain remains underrepresented in public awareness efforts. By collectively addressing this gap, we can effect positive change.

Moreover, educating oneself about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with DVT/PE is crucial. This basic understanding can empower individuals to recognize warning signs in themselves or others, potentially saving lives. Universal Ultrasound is committed to supporting these efforts by providing free educational resources tailored to DVT.

Through fostering a culture of awareness and education, we can work towards mitigating the impact of DVT and PE on individuals and communities. Together, let’s strive for a future where venous health receives the attention and recognition it deserves.

Schedule an appointment today with Veins Specialists of the Carolinas to have your veins checked. They may be the cause of your pain, discomfort or even something more serious.

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