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Stiffness of compression devices

Veins and Lymphatics. 2013;2(1):e1-e1 DOI 10.4081/vl.2013.e1


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Journal Title: Veins and Lymphatics

ISSN: 2279-7483 (Online)

Publisher: PAGEPress Publications

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English

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Giovanni Mosti (Angiology Department, Clinica MD Barbantini, Lucca)


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Abstract | Full Text

This issue of <em>Veins and Lymphatics </em>collects papers coming from the <em>International Compression Club (ICC) Meeting on Stiffness of Compression Devices</em>, which took place in Vienna on May 2012. <br />Several studies have demonstrated that the stiffness of compression products plays a major role for their hemodynamic efficacy. According to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), <em>stiffness</em> is defined as the pressure increase produced by medical compression hosiery (MCH) per 1 cm of increase in leg circumference.1 In other words stiffness could be defined as the ability of the bandage/stockings to oppose the muscle expansion during contraction.