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Types of Vein Disease Problems

Veins are responsible for circulating blood and oxygen throughout the body and back to the heart. However, while the veins are so important, they can develop problems, and these problems can cause a number of complications. At the onset of vein disease, symptoms are often minimal, causing the disease to sometimes go unnoticed. With some …

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Spider Vein Treatment Options: Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy

Patients who suffer from unsightly spider veins can look forward to state-of-the-art non-surgical therapies offered on an outpatient basis.  The gold standard for spider vein treatment is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.  Understanding how it works can help an individual decide whether this is an attractive option. How Ultrasound Works The technology has two uses in treating spider …

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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat varicose and spider veins, most commonly found on the legs, by collapsing them through the use of a solvent. Sclerotherapy has been used on patients since the 1930s with great success, producing increasingly effective medical, as well as cosmetic, results. Reasons for Sclerotherapy Some of …

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Venous Duplex Scanning

Venous Duplex Scanning is used to diagnose vascular conditions in the legs. This procedure can effectively detect blood clots in the legs that may cause dangerous conditions such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. While many diseased leg veins are visible on the skin in the form of varicose or spider veins, some patients …

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5 Types of Venous Disease

Your veins do something amazing. Everyday, they fight against gravity, pumping blood up to your heart. Given the forces working against their veins, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that many people develop some form of venous disease or another. Vein disease develops when your veins have difficulty pumping the blood back to the …

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Anticoagulation Clinic

The anticoagulation clinic helps to monitor patients who are prescribed medications such as warfarin, low-molecular weight heparin, and the novel anticoagulants (NOAC) such as Xarelto and Eliquis. What are anticoagulants? Anticoagulants are used to prevent and treat blood clots in patients who have mechanical heart valves or serious conditions such as atrial fibrillation, deep venous …

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