Covidien is now Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies




Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy:

Precise and effective radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatment for Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) 1

The Venefit™ procedure is the only minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) segmentalablation treatment that uses the Covidien ClosureFast™ endovenous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter to collapse and close enlarged leg veins in patients with varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Varicose veins occur when valves in the leg veins, which carry the blood from the legs toward the heart, no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs.

Progressive and Prevalent

Given the prevailing misconception that varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue, the majority of those affected by varicose veins or CVI do not seek or receive treatment.*,1,2 If varicose veins are left untreated, the condition can progress to CVI and result in symptoms that worsen over time, including pain, swelling and fatigue of the legs, as well as skin changes and ulcers in more severe cases.3

With only a fraction of those suffering from varicose veins and CVI actually undergoing treatment, there is a huge opportunity for physicians to help patients understand their condition and their treatment options.

Advanced Treatment Solutions

In recent years, treatment options for CVI have advanced beyond invasive procedures like vein stripping and ligation. With the Venefit procedure, patients experience less pain and bruising, and a faster recovery period compared to laser ablation.3,4 Physicians can feel confident that a better patient experience is part of the Venefit procedure.

*statistics based on individuals over the age of 40

  1. Proebstle T, et al. Three-year European follow-up of endovenous radiofrequency-powered segmental thermal ablation of the great saphenous vein with or without treatment of calf varicosities. Journal of Vascular Surgery July 2011
  2. Venous Disease Coalition. “Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Venous Disease Coalition.” Venous Disease Coalition | Promoting Public health Professional Awareness of Venous Disease. Venous Disease Coalition, 19 June 2010. Web. 09 Aug. 2011.
  3. Almeida JI, Kaufman J, Goekeritz O, et al. Radiofrequency Endovenous ClosureFAST versus Laser Ablation for the Treatment of Great Saphenous Reflux: A Multicenter, Single-Blinded, Randomized Study (Recovery Study).JVIR; June 2009. 2009 Recovery Study employed 980 nm laser.
  4. L. H. Rasmussen, M. Lawaetz, L. Bjoern, B. Vennits, A. Blemings and B. Eklof, Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Endovenous Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy and Surgical Stripping for Great Saphenous Varicose Veins. British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd., Wiley Online Library,, March 15, 2011.