MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Shyueluen Chang MD
Phlebologist with Dermatologist background
Vein Clinic, Department of Dermatology,
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Varicose veins are common, with about 23 percent of U.S. adults having the condition, but they are rarely thought to be associated with serious health risks.
In contrast, venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and peripheral artery disease (PAD) are also vascular diseases that are associated with serious systemic effects. Not much is known about varicose veins and the risk of other vascular diseases. Elucidating potential associations between varicose veins and health-threatening diseases is important.