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USIDMS LE Venous Insufficiency

What does EVLT stand for? Endovenous laser treatment
What is the proper position for the catheter in EVLT? Above the inf epigastric vein
Which noninvasive venous test assesses intravenous pressure in the skin (for LE reflex testing)? PPG (photoplethysmography)
To test for venous insufficiency, the PPG sensor should be placed where? 2 inches above the ankle in the gaiter zone
What is a normal venous refill time (VRT)? > 20 seconds
List the venous valve distribution in the leg Fem vein -  4 
Pop vein- 2
 PTV- 10
 Pero - 10
 ATV- 10
Most patients with severe symptoms of insufficiency (venous ulcers) have what kind of incompetence? Multiple system (deep and superficial) incompetence
How many valves do perforators have? 1 valve per perforator
90% of incompetent perforators are ≥ 3.5 mm
List the 3 main groups of perforators 1. Dodd’s in thigh 2. Boyd’s in knee 3. Cockett’s near ankle
Created by: Stephtier