Clinical results indicate that the Closure procedure can be effective at closing the vein and significantly reducing patient symptoms. At two years following treatment, patients who had undergone the Closure procedure reported superior quality of life compared to vein stripping patients. The Closure procedure has proven to be highly effective, with 87% of veins treated remaining closed at 5 years. Results also demonstrate long-term relief of symptoms.
Patient Symptoms Reported at Follow-up
Three randomized trials of the Closure procedure versus vein stripping, including the multi-center comparative trial published August 2003 in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, show very similar results. In the most recent trial every statistically significant outcome was in favor of the Closure procedure, resulting in:
- Experienced less post-operative pain and bruising
- Resumed normal activities within one day
- Returned to work more than a week earlier than vein stripping patients