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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Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2016 Best Doctors

Congratulations to Tri-City Cardiology’s 2016 Best Doctors in America Award Recipients Tri-City Cardiology is proud to recognize our physicians that have been awarded Best Doctors in America. Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has certified Best Doctors as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes in polling physicians to discover the doctors they would choose for their own care. Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, the global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates…

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Varicose veins? Schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon to learn about your treatment options

Venous reflux disease affects about 25 million men and women in the U.S., causing problems like varicose veins, pain and swelling, fatigue and skin ulcers. Many people who suffer from chronic venous disease find their quality of life is significantly diminished due to the symptoms caused by veins that just don’t function the way they’re supposed to. Seeing a vascular surgeon with extensive experience in treating venous reflux disease is the first step in learning about the safe and effective treatments that can relieve painful symptoms while also improving overall circulation. Venefit® Leads the Way in Venous Reflux Treatment Today, there are several options for treating venous reflux, including minimally-invasive…

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EECP’s Important Role in Medical Cardiology

One of the disorders doctors who practice medical cardiology treat is angina.  A recent tool available to cardiac specialists is Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP).  Understanding how it is beneficial can greatly reduce a cardiac patient’s stress level. Overview of Angina This term describes a sign of coronary artery disease.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it is chest pain from decreased blood flood to an individual’s heart muscle.  Many patients describe a sensation of pressure, heaviness, squeezing, tightness, or chest pain.  They often mistake it as discomfort related to indigestion.  The most serious potential complication associated with angina is a heart attack. Healthcare providers recognize three types of angina with varying…

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Study Says Improving Calf Muscle Pump Action Is Beneficial for Vein Disease

Vein disease can develop anywhere in the body, but the most common areas by far are the lower legs and feet – and if you think about it, those locations make sense: After all, your feet and lower legs are well below the level of your heart for most of the day and night, which means your veins have to work extra hard to pump the blood all the way back to your heart, placing additional stress and strain on the valves inside those veins. Plus, the veins in your feet and lower legs have to support your weight for a good part of the day, which places them under…

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Everything You Need to Know about Peripheral Vascular Disease

Everything You Need to Know about Peripheral Vascular Disease   Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of diseases affecting all the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. PVD is often the result of narrowing of the vessels carrying blood to your arms, legs, stomach or kidneys. PVD is a vein disease.   PVD does not cause symptoms for many people. Symptoms may begin slowly and irregularly for those who do experience them, and usually when walking quickly or for long periods. Usually affecting your legs and feet, symptoms include cramping, achiness, burning and fatigue. Symptoms typically subside with rest in the early…

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Understanding the #1 Spider Vein Treatment

Fortunately, the primary concern with the appearance of a spider vein is usually not a health issue.  However, these blood vessels are cosmetic problems that undermine self-confidence for many patients.  Understanding sclerotherapy, the so-called gold standard of spider vein treatment, can help reduce anxiety linked to these unsightly veins. What Exactly Are Spider Veins? While some healthcare professionals consider these abnormal blood vessels a mild type of varicose veins, others differentiate between the two types of blood vessels.  According to UCLA Health, these vessels are small, thin clusters of veins resembling a spider’s web.  Red, blue, or purple, they most often appear on an individual’s legs, ankles, or calves.  Officially…

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Top Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation

The most frequently occurring type of cardiac arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation.  The hearts of patients with arrhythmia have an irregular rhythm or have fast or slow beats.  These individuals can live normal lives if they undergo ongoing treatment from a cardiologist. What Exactly Is This Disorder? Medical professionals also refer to it as AFib or AF.  It can occur on a permanent basis or during periodic events.  The atypical beating associated with AFib occurs in the two upper chambers of the heart.  Arrhythmia interrupts the normal flow of blood to the ventricles, the organ’s two lower chambers. The cause of AFib is a problem with the electrical system of a…

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