Vein Transplant?

Answer Veins are tubes that carry blood around the body. Veins are distinct from arteries in that veins carry low-pressure deoxygenated blood back to the heart whereas arteries carry high-pressure oxygena... Read More »

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Vein Structure?

The circulatory system of arteries, veins and capillaries -- the machinery of body's blood flow system -- is about 60,000 miles long. Veins are located extensively throughout the body.

How to Palpate a Vein?

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart. Most of the time you can see veins through the skin, especially where they cross over bones. Veins are most visible in the arms and re... Read More »

Vein Clots?

The process that forms a clot within a blood vessel is called thrombosis. This clot can block the flow of blood within the body. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms are two conditions that... Read More »

Vein Inflammation?

When deep veins and superficial veins become inflamed, there are different outcomes. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when veins that are deep in a muscle become affected and inflamed. A superfi... Read More »