Screening for lower extremity venous disease
Chronic venous disease (CVD) is frequently found in the general population. However, CVD is often overlooked by both healthcare providers and patients due to an underappreciation of the magnitude and impact of this condition. The importance of CVD relates to its prevalence, the natural history of the disease, and the socioeconomic impact of its manifestations. The aim of this article is to improve awareness of lower extremity venous disease and encourage screening to identify undiagnosed CVD and to identify patients at earlier stages of disease to prevent progression to more advanced states at the time of initial diagnosis.