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USIDMS Lower Extremity Venous

Which deep veins are commonly bifid? Femoral and/or popliteal veins
List 3 types of veins in the calf Peroneal, anterior tibial, posterior tibial
A well-attached, hyperechoic thrombus is indicative of what? Chronic thrombosis
What area in the calf is an area for pooling blood? The soleal veins
What is the name for the scoring algorithm that accounts for risk factors and symptoms of DVT? Well's criteria/score
A small saphenous vein extending past the popliteal vein and into the thigh is referred to as what? Giacomini
A Well's score of ____ or higher is considered to be a high risk of DVT 3
What is the primary function of superficial veins? Regulating body temperature
Why do venous thrombi often start near valves? Blood moves slower near valves, and venous stasis contributes to clotting
What might make veins hard to compress? Thrombosis, hydrostatic pressure (standing, reverse trendelenburg)
Created by: Stephtier