The venous wall and valvular function in chronic venous insufficiency.

  title={The venous wall and valvular function in chronic venous insufficiency.},
  author={Olav Thulesius},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  volume={15 2},
  • Olav Thulesius
  • Published 1996 in
    International angiology : a journal of the…
The present paper is an overview taking into account the four most important etiological factors which can be involved in the development of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI): (1) weakness of the vascular wall including connective tissue and smooth muscle, (2) dysfunction and damage of the venous endothelium, (3) damage of the venous valves and (4) disturbancies of the microcirculation. The first three can be implicated in the development of reflux and venous hypertension and it is difficult… CONTINUE READING