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The C.E.A.P. Classification System

Rating the clinical severity of venous disease
There are many levels of venous disease, and it is progressive. Without intervention, the severity of symptoms will increase and complications could arise that can have a serious impact on a persons’ overall health.

In order to have a standard way to talk about vein problems, a group of experts created a classification system known as C.E.A.P.: Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology.

The “C” in C.E.A.P. stands for the clinical severity rating of a patient’s veins and is the most significant in physician-to-physician communication. For patients, recognizing what C.E.A.P. classification they are in may help them to decide if and when to seek treatment.

Click on image below to view or download a chart illustrating the progressive stages of vein disease.