ClariVein: The Non-Thermal Vein Ablation System
ClariVein is the new Endovascular technique for the treatment of venous reflux disease; the procedure was pioneered in the USA along with internationally recognized surgeons from different countries.
This revolutionary device has significant benefits for Clinicians, Patients, and Health Care Providers:
- Safe & effective technique with no need for tumescent anesthesia.
- Eliminates the risk of nerve or skin damage or parathesia from thermal energy.
- Excellent results by combining mechanical agitation and proven sclerosants.
- Ideally suited for treatment of the great or small saphenous veins.
- High patient comfort level and acceptance.
- No staining observed.
- Removes the need for catheter / guide wire exchanges, therefore reducing steps.
MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the patented ClariVein catheter combines two methods of action:
- Mechanical agitation of the vessel endothelia by the rotating catheter tip.
- A sclerosant drug sprayed from the tip of the catheter as it is pulled back to ensure maximum effect.
ClariVein: The New Technique for Treating Varicose Veins
MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the ClariVein catheter has many advantages over existing techniques including:
- Effective and safe technique with no pain
- Minimal discomfort & negligible bruising
- No risk of thermal (heat) damage as there would be from techniques such as laser or radio frequency ablation
- No risk of nerve or skin damage
- No multiple needle stick injuries (no tumescent anaesthetic is required)
- No internal leg pressure
- Rapid return to normal activities
Greatly Reduced Pain Levels, Minimal Discomfort, & Minimal Bruising
Compared to other similar techniques (laser or radio frequency), there are greatly reduced pain levels, discomfort and bruising during and post procedure. This is due to the way that ClariVein works, ie, it disrupts the lining of the vein (the endothelia) allowing the highly effective use of a drug which is used to close the vein.
Thermal techniques such as laser or radio frequency use heat to destroy the vein, and as a result cause severe trauma & hence much of the pain and bruising associated with these techniques.
During a ClariVein procedure, the patient should feel a “buzzing” in their leg which is not painful. There is also a quick return to normal activities.
Zero Risk of Thermal Injury
ClariVein generates no heat, therefore there is no risk of thermal injury which there is with other techniques. As a result there is no risk of nerve injury with ClariVein which reduces the risks associated with the procedure.
No Need For Tumescent Anaesthetic
The lack of heat during a ClariVein procedure means there is no need for the use of tumescent anaesthetic. This is an uncomfortable and often painful part of the procedure due to multiple needle stick injuries and the internal pressure of the anaesthetic on the leg (usually between 250ml and 400ml of fluid are pumped into the leg causing it to swell).
With lasers and radio frequency, tumescent anaesthetic is an essential part of the procedure as it prevents heat reaching into the body and causing thermal injury. With ClariVein, this is not needed so the risk of it not being done well is completely eliminated.
While there is not currently long term data on the effectiveness of the technique, there is one year data which is at least as good as both laser and radio frequency at the same point. All the indications are that ClariVein will provide a safe, effective and lasting technique for the treatment of varicose veins.
The device is FDA approved and CE marked.
For 350 years varicose veins have been treated with a surgical technique. For 10 years laser and radio frequency took over. Now there’s MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the ClariVein catheter. This is the future of varicose vein treatment – ask your physician about it!
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