New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins

February 20, 2015 9:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The VenaSeal closure system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat superficial varicose veins in the leg that appear close to the skin and cause an unsightly and sometimes painful condition.

The product, administered by a trained professional, is designed to seal the affected veins, preventing the pooling of blood in these vessels. It was clinically evaluated in a study of more than 200 participants, comparing it to another treatment called radio-frequency ablation.

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