My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings?

My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings? If so, how much compression and what length?

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Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics

Yes, she can but it MUST be cleared with her cardiologist. The compression stockings can force too much fluid back into her circulatory system and worsen her symptoms of congestive heart failure.

Published on Sep 19, 2019

Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics (View Profile)

Yes, she can but it MUST be cleared with her cardiologist. The compression stockings can force too much fluid back into her circulatory system and worsen her symptoms of congestive heart failure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Yes, she can wear compression stockings. The best length is probably to the knee. The standard compression for venous disease would be a graduated stocking without pressure, between 20-30 mmHg. A lower pressure of 15-20 mmHg may also suit her situation and offer relief to the swelling. They may also be easier to put on.

Published on Aug 26, 2019

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Yes, she can wear compression stockings. The best length is probably to the knee. The standard compression for venous disease would be a graduated stocking without pressure, between 20-30 mmHg. A lower pressure of 15-20 mmHg may also suit her situation and offer relief to the swelling. They may also be easier to put on.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

She can wear compression hose but it should be no greater than 30 mmHg, and I would recommend around 25. Gold Toe has a lightweight compression hose over the calf that is about 24-26 mmHg compression.

Published on Aug 20, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

She can wear compression hose but it should be no greater than 30 mmHg, and I would recommend around 25. Gold Toe has a lightweight compression hose over the calf that is about 24-26 mmHg compression.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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