Normal Venous Blood Flow

Normal venous blood flow

In healthy veins, the blood flows in one direction. The valves of the vein allow blood flow in the right direction and prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction. This keeps blood cells from collecting in the vein and forming a blood clot (called a thrombus).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016

Current as of: February 5, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine