The clinical importance of air plethysmography in the assessment of chronic venous disease

Abstract Air plethysmography is a non-invasive test that can quantify venous reflux and obstruction by measuring volume changes in the leg. Its findings correlate with clinical and hemodynamic measures. It can quantitatively assess several components of venous hemodynamics: valvular reflux, calf muscle pump function, and venous obstruction. Although clinical uses of air plethysmography have been validated, it is used almost exclusively for medical research. Air plethysmography can be used to assess chronic venous disease, to evaluate improvement after venous surgery, to diagnose acute and past episodes of deep venous thrombosis, to evaluate compression stocking therapy, to study the physiological implications of high-heeled shoes in healthy women, and even to evaluate the probability of ulcer healing.

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Main Authors: Dezotti,Nei Rodrigues Alves, Dalio,Marcelo Bellini, Ribeiro,Maurício Serra, Piccinato,Carlos Eli, Joviliano,Edwaldo Edner
Format: Digital revista
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular (SBACV) 2016
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