C.H.I.V.A: NON DESTRUCTIVE TREATMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS

WHAT IS C.H.I.V.A. ?

CHIVA STRATEGYA Revolution in the Treatment of Varicose Veins: The C.H.I.V.A. strategy cures varicose veins without removal or destruction of the vein.

  • Just minimal intervention – reduced tendency for recurrence of varicose veins
  • No narcotics, no general anaesthesia.
  • No hospital stay, no bed rest.
  • No loss of working time or social activity.
  • Less expensive than "vein stripping" or laser, radiofrequency and other techniques.
  • Applicable to almost every case of varicose veins.

C.H.IV.A is the French abbreviation for "Cure Conservatrice et Hemodynamique de l'Insufficience Veineuse en Ambulatoire", meaning a therapy (cure) which preserves veins and restores the hemodynamics for insufficient veins on an outpatient basis (described by Dr. C.Franceschi in 1988).

Conservative because it preserves the saphenous veins and by suppressing the hemodynamic overload it normalizes the venous flow and make varicose vein disappear. To save the long saphenous vein for an eventual future grafting is important: increased longevity has led to an increased number of elderly persons and, consequently, to an increased occurrence of complications resulting from degenerative diseases such as coronary or extremity arterial atherosclerosis which may benefit of a venous grafting

Hemodynamic because is based on the concept that varicose veins are the symptoms of an hemodynamic disorder.

C.H.I.V.A is a minimally invasive (i.e. preserving veins) surgical strategy guided by ultrasound and performed under local anesthesia for the treatment of patients with varicose vein disease.

C.H.I.V.A is the most effective therapy for our patients which not only preserves veins from destruction and has a low relapse rate but is also comfortable for patients and gives the best cosmetic results. Veins are precious; they may serve for emergency by-pass.

CHIVA STRATEGYIn varicose veins the blood flows are reversed. Conservative treatment corrects the blood flow by using ligatures of specific blood vessels. It is based on a duplex ultrasound examination which allows the physician to create a precise map of the patient's venous anatomy and blood flow and, therefore, determine how to correct it. In summary, the CHIVA strategy allows for:

  • Highly efficient cure for venous insufficiency and varicose veins
  • Restoration of normal vein function
  • All veins can be preserved and eventually used for coronary or limbs by-pass
  • Very safe and pain free - no complications as in larger surgery
  • Local anesthesia which allows the preservation of nerves and lymphatics.
  • ;Only few 2mm cuts - perfect cosmetic result
  • Just minimal intervention – reduced tendency for recurrence of varicose veins
  • No narcotics, no general anaesthesia
  • No hospital stay, no bed rest
  • No loss of working time or social activity
  • Less expensive than "vein stripping" or laser, radiofrequency and other techniques
  • Applicable to almost every case of varicose veins