Management of a patient with chronic venous insufficiency
Summary. A lot of recommendations has been published regarding the treatment of chronic venous disease. At the same time, none of these documents reflects the complete «path» of the patient from the stage of the initial visit (diagnosis) to the choice of the optimal treatment option. Therefore, the creation of a protocol that would take into account the most modern and proven effective approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and the individual characteristics of each clinical case is an urgent task. The aim of the publication is to create a practice-oriented instruction for the diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and prevention of chronic venous insufficiency. The management of a patient with chronic venous insufficiency is presented in the «AngioLife Venous Protocol®», a set of clear practical recommendations for vascular surgeon and phlebologist. This protocol is based on our own practical experience, existing protocols and guidelines for the treatment of patients with chronic venous insufficiency. The protocol includes four stages of a set of medical measures, the purpose of which is to form a clear program of further examination and treatment of the patient. Adherence to all the recommendations specified in the protocol allows to obtain satisfactory functional and cosmetic results of treatment of patients with chronic venous insufficiency with minimal risk of recurrence.
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