DVD – Deep Vein Disease
DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis
SVI - Superficial Venous Insufficiency
Deep veins play an important role in returning blood to the heart. They are usually located near an artery and are vital to transporting blood throughout the body. But when they become damaged, they can have a hard time carrying blood effciently and this can lead to deep venous disease (DVD).
Each year, more than 900,000 people in the United States suffer from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a serious, but treatable condition that occurs when a large blood clot forms deep in the veins of your body. These types of blood clots can be found in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvic area.
The superficial veins of the legs and feet play an important role in helping the blood move toward the heart. But when they are not functioning properly, it can lead to a common condition called superficial venous insufficiency (SVI). When people have SVI, the blood in their leg veins can pool and create surrounding pressure and swelling internally.