Prevalence of MTHFR Polymorphisms in Venous Disease (MTHFR)
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The etiologies of varicose veins and the progression to more serious forms of chronic venous disease and identification of appropriate diagnostic tests to better aid patient management by identifying individuals who may benefit from more aggressive treatment and/ or prophylactic measures.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients from the Elite Laser Vein Center, representative of the ethnic population of Los Angeles, CA, estimated as 40% Non Hispanic White, 40% Hispanic, 10% African American, 10% Asian.
Age 18 or over
No venous disease (N=30); or C2-C3 venous disease (N=30); or C4-C6 venous disease (N=30)