Classification of Venous Disease

Prepared by Peter Henke, MD
Corresponding chapter in Handbook of Venous Disorders: Chapters 4 and 17

Eklöf B, Rutherford RB, Bergan JJ, Carpentier PH, Gloviczki P, Kistner RL, Meissner MH, Moneta GL, Myers K, Padberg FT, Perrin M,Ruckley CV, Smith PC, Wakefield TW; American Venous Forum International Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of the CEAP Classification. Revision of the CEAP classification for chronic venous disorders: consensus statement. J Vasc Surg 2004;40:1248-52.

PMID: 15622385
Comment: The source document for CEAP; now a standard for classifying venous disease worldwide.

Kahn SR, Partsch H, Vedantham S, Prandoni P, Kearon C, Subcommittee on Control of Anticoagulation of the Scientific and Standardization Committee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Definition of post-thrombotic syndrome of the leg for use in clinical investigations: a recommendation for standardization. J Thromb Haemost 2009;7:879-83.

PMID: 19175497
Comment: A source document for clinical characterization of PTS.

Ricci MA, Emmerich J, Callas PW, Rosendaal FR, Stanley AC, Naud S, Vossen C, Bovill EG. Evaluating chronic venous disease with a new venous severity scoring system. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:909-15.

PMID: 14603193
Comment: The source document for the VCSS, a useful scoring system to follow patient progression and response to therapy.