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How is radiofrequency ablation used to treat varicose veins?

Radiofrequency ablation is a type of treatment for varicose veins. In this procedure, a catheter is inserted into the vein, and radiofrequency waves are transmitted through the vein to cause damage to the vein wall. This causes the vein to collapse and prevents blood flow through the vein.

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