Definition - What does ClariVein mean?
ClariVein is a procedure used to treat varicose veins. A rotating catheter is inserted into the vein and delivers a drug called STD, or Fibro-Vein, that effectively closes off the vein. The rotation of the catheter (a thin tubule) helps to distribute the drug evenly.
TheConsultation explains ClariVein
Varicose veins are a condition in which the valves in the blood vessels don’t allow blood to flow back. It results in prominent veins, considerable discomfort, and possible medical complications, such as ulcers and infections. A 2017 study found that ClariVein was effective, minimally invasive and, in most cases, caused little pain. However, the authors of the study say that more research is needed to see what the long-term results will be; at the time of the study, the procedure was still relatively new.
Medical professionals hope that the treatment will prove as effective as “vein stripping,” a surgical procedure which involves the removal of the entire vein. By contrast, ClariVein treatment can be applied in a surgeon’s consulting-room on a walk-in, walk-out basis and without anesthetic. They also believe that ClariVein will overcome the problems associated with laser treatments for varicose veins, another non-surgical alternative. These problems include the possibility of nerve damage as a result of the laser’s heat and the pain associated with the laser treatment.
Doctors say that the ClariVein treatment for varicose veins represents a significant advance since it requires no invasive surgery and is extremely low-risk. It solves both the aesthetic problem of varicose veins and the health issues that are associated with varicose veins.