What is the role of ambulatory venous pressure (AVP) monitoring in the evaluation of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Ambulatory venous pressure (AVP) monitoring is the criterion standard in assessing the hemodynamics of CVI. This test involves the insertion of a needle connected to a pressure transducer into the dorsal foot vein. It has been shown to be valuable in assessing the severity and clinical outcomes of CVI. Its use is limited given its invasive nature, possible limitations, and potential alternate diagnostic modalities. [21]


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