The Keys to Understanding Vein Disease

Vein disease is a common problem that affects as many as 25 million people in the United States. Here is some basic information about this condition to help you understand how it may affect your life. What is Vein Disease? Vein disease occurs when your veins are no longer functioning properly. For most patients, the first symptom of vein disease is a change in the appearance of the veins. Patients may notice the development of spider veins, which are small purple or bluish veins that tend to form web-like patterns. Patients may also notice the development of varicose veins, which are large swollen and gnarled veins that may be found deep…

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Non-Interventional Cardiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a board certified, or board eligible, Non-Interventional Cardiologist to join our growing practice.  We have a new office located in San Tan Valley, Arizona and are looking to find an anchor physician to help support our expanding services in this rapidly growing area.   We have five established offices in the East Valley, three of which are either near or on hospital campuses. We offer ancillary services on site, including Nuclear, PET, ACC clinic, Device, EKG, Stress, Cardiac Monitoring, ABI, Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound and Vein Center. Tri-City Cardiology Consultants, PC, is dedicated to bringing only the best cardiology and vascular care to our…

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Interventional Cardiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a board certified, or board eligible, Interventional Cardiologist to join our growing practice. We have five established offices in the East Valley, three of which are either near or on hospital campuses. We offer ancillary services on site, including Nuclear, PET, ACC clinic, Device, EKG, Stress, Cardiac Monitoring, ABI, Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound and Vein Center. Tri-City Cardiology Consultants, PC, is dedicated to bringing only the best cardiology and vascular care to our patients. Our team of physicians consists of 22 board certified cardiovascular specialists who received training at the top medical universities and fellowship programs in the country. Their expertise in cardiovascular medicine and…

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I Need A Vein Specialist – How Do I Choose?

The time has come; you’re ready to deal with those spider veins, varicose veins or other problems related to vein disease. You want to make the right choice, but it’s confusing. Just what is a vein specialist, anyway? Here are some tips from TriCity Cardiology Consultants. So What’s a Vein Specialist? Vein specialists are physicians, which means they are medical doctors (MD) or doctors of osteopathy (DOs). All attend medical school and residency, and usually complete a specialty fellowship for additional training. All must be licensed to practice, and most are board certified. The term vein specialist, however, has no formal meaning, which may contribute to the confusion. Vein Doctors…

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Understanding Vein Disease

Vein disease is common in the United States, affecting as many as 25 million people. Because of the myriad of symptoms that can accompany this disease, many patients notice a profound effect on their quality of life. Fortunately, vein disease treatment is available to qualifying patients. Vein Disease Defined Vein disease most commonly develops when the valves within the blood vessels stop functioning like they should. As a result, blood flows backward and begins to pool in the vein. Over time, the patient begins to notice symptoms. These symptoms vary based on the type of vein problem and the severity of the condition.  People with varicose veins, may notice larger, gnarled veins that are swollen or even raised above the skin’s surface.…

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Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease

Vein Doctor Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease and Vein Treatment Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disorder that affects the peripheral blood vessels far away from the heart. PVD is often the result of narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to the legs, arms, kidneys or stomach, according to the American Heart Association. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) says that smoking is the main risk factor for developing peripheral vascular disease. Older age and diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke can increase your risk for developing PVD.   Types of PVD Vein Disease Medical professionals categorized PVD into one of two groups,…

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Varicose Veins and Your Vein Treatment Options

Although it may not get much recognition in the press, vein disease is a widespread disease in the United States. It affects about 25 million Americans and is related to venous insufficiency, or poor return of blood to the heart. The varicose veins that can result can be highly visible and uncomfortable. If you have varicose veins and cannot get rid of them on your own, it is a good idea to see a vascular surgeon since the condition can be dangerous. Vascular surgeons can provide effective strategies for treating varicose veins, and the treatment is often quick and with minimal discomfort. Causes and symptoms of varicose veins. Varicose veins…

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Interventional Cardiology and Balloon Valvuloplasty

For patients with stiff heart valves, a procedure known as a balloon valvuloplasty offers an opportunity for treatment less invasive than open heart surgery.  With this type of interventional cardiology, patients have a shorter recovery period and a lesser risk of infection than they would experience with traditional surgery. Why Do Cardiologists Perform Balloon Valvuloplasty? Valves located between each pumping chamber of the heart work to keep blood flowing forward as it moves through the organ.  Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that the four main valves include: Tricuspid Pulmonary Mitral Aortic Sometimes these valves become stiff or partially blocked.  With stiffening, the heart muscle has to work harder than normal to…

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