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Vascular Disease

1. Are you between 8-20 weeks pregnant? Would you like to participate in a research study?

The Johns Hopkins Vein Center is conducting a non-invasive research study to evaluate the effect of compression stocking use in preventing the development of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. It can cause:

  • Varicose veins
  • Skin changes
  • Leg swelling
  • Pain
  • Non-healing ulcers
  • Thrombophlebitis

To be eligible for this study you must be:

  • Female between 18-45 years of age
  • Between 8-20 weeks pregnant
  • Seeking care for pregnancy at one of these Johns Hopkins locations: Johns Hopkins Bayview, Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins at White Marsh
  • Able to undergo two ultrasound exams on the legs
  • Able to attend three appointments & participate in phone interviews

PI: Jennifer Heller, M.D.