Longerterm sequelae

In 90% of cases of DVT the occlusion resolves as the clot contracts and recanalises. However, valvular function is lost more

Figure 15.23. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.

often than not and persistent swelling and venous hypertension usually follow. Late ulceration rates are reduced by prescribing long-term graduated compression hosiery to all patients following a DVT.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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