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Dr. Stevens Interviewed for Varicose Vein Story

When dealing with varicose veins, you want a specialist with both diagnostic and treatment experience. You want a doctor who’s board certified in cardiovascular diseases, phlebology, and internal medicine. You want a doctor with decades of practice experience.  And it doesn’t hurt to have a doctor who is interviewed and quoted for his vascular experience …

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These Fractions Weren’t in High School Math

When examining your heart, Dr. Stevens uses various diagnostic tools. An important one is called the ejection fraction, and it refers to the amount, or percentage, of blood that is pumped out of the ventricles with each contraction.  Here’s some more information about the ejection fraction.  How it works  With each heartbeat, your heart squeezes …

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More About Varicose Veins

Since vein care is half of our name, at Premier Heart and Vein Care we always feel it’s important to educate our patients and potential patients about what’s behind problems with their vascular system. In this month’s first blog, we got into the what’s and how’s of varicose veins.  In this second blog, let’s get …

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Prepare for the Unknown with Preventive Cardiology Services

Certain health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and blocked arteries, can happen to anyone. However, there are some individuals who are at a higher risk for developing heart disease or experiencing a cardiovascular "event" such as a heart attack or stroke. Preventive cardiology services can help these types of patients try to prevent a …

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When to See a Cardiovascular Doctor Instead of a Vascular Doctor

At first glance, cardiovascular care and vascular care may seem the same, but they are two dramatically different healthcare services that focus on different problems. Learning the differences between the two types of services can help you determine whether you should see a cardiovascular doctor or a vascular doctor. What is Heart Care? Heart care …

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Sclerotherapy: How to Prepare for Your Spider Vein Treatment

Physicians agree that when it’s time to get rid of unwanted vessels, sclerotherapy is the gold standard of spider vein treatment.  Understanding more about this procedure and the preparation necessary helps reduce the amount of stress patients undergo at their appointments and while recovering. Overview of Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy Vein doctors consider this spider …

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About Those Gopher Tunnels atop Your Shins and Calves

Aging has its pluses: wisdom, experience, seniority, not spending half your income at bars, senior discounts, and a few other things.  But it has lots of items on the other side of the ledger, particularly when it comes to the sagging and weakening inherent in older tissues and other body structures.  One of those is …

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