As one of the most vital organs in your body, the heart is one that requires delicate and efficient care. Issues with the carotid arteries that help carry blood to it—such as carotid artery disease—can put your heart and life at risk. Here’s how to know when to get those arteries checked: If You’ve Been Given a […]
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious medical condition when blood clots form inside one or more deep veins. Although DVT can affect anyone, it is most likely to occur in the lower leg or thigh and can be life-threatening if not detected and treated early. This blog will discuss the causes, symptoms, and complications.
April 7th is World Health Day, an annual recognition highlighting global health awareness’s importance. Premier Heart & Vein Care is proud to be part of this movement by recognizing our commitment to helping our patients maintain their heart and vein health today. What Is Heart and Vein Care? Heart and vein care is a wide
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common and growing condition in the United States. It affects millions of Americans and results from narrowing blood vessels in the legs due to the buildup of fatty plaque called atherosclerosis. If left undiagnosed and untreated, PAD can lead to serious health issues such as critical limb ischemia, heart
Did you know that February 1 is Patient Recognition Week? This is a time to celebrate and recognize the importance of healthcare and its impact on our lives. This year, we’re focusing on our hearts and veins’ role in our overall health and well-being. As we celebrate Patient Recognition Week, it’s important to take the
Positive Attitude Month is a time to focus on our mental and emotional health. Just as we take care of our physical health, it’s essential to take care of our mental and emotional well-being. This month, we’re focusing on vein and heart health. Taking care of our veins is important, but it often goes unnoticed.
The clotting mechanism of our blood cells is crucial in stemming the flow of blood in a cut or wound. But it can be life threatening when it occurs inside our veins. Blood clots in the veins are known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Stevens can diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of DVT at
Worried You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition that happens when a blood clot occurs inside a deep vein, such as in your leg. These blood clots have a risk of breaking apart and moving up to your lungs, which is considered a medical emergency. Knowing how
Varicose veins are no fun. Yet, as we begin to age, many of us begin seeing the appearance of those dark, telltale lines that indicate blood is pooling in our legs and around our ankles instead of returning to the heart as it should. While varicose veins are mostly benign, they may be a sign
Carotid artery stenosis, or better known simply as carotid artery disease, occurs when the two main arteries — one located on each side of the neck — that carry blood from the heart to the brain and head narrow. This condition is typically caused by a gradual buildup of plaque within the artery, which over