Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Vein Disease

Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Vein Disease Did you know that about half of all people in the United States have vein disease, according to the Society of Interventional Radiology? Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood moving from your heart to the rest of your body and veins hold the oxygen-poor blood that is moving back towards your heart. The veins in your legs have a tough job because they have to move blood upwards, against the force of gravity. Special one-way flaps, known as valves, help control blood flow inside your veins. These valves open when you move your leg muscles to allow more blood to flow to these muscles.…

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What are the Main Procedures Performed in Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology treats cardiovascular disease using multiple non-surgical procedures. The doctors who perform these procedures are board-certified cardiologists particularly at a hospital in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. Most of the procedures are done in the cardiovascular (veins, heart and arteries) system. They don’t require any large incisions or instruments entering your body so they are minimally invasive. The incisions made in this procedure are around one inch. The cardiologist inserts a catheter in your upper leg into the femoral artery. He guides the catheter towards your vascular and heart area using real-time x-rays. Types of Interventional Cardiology Procedures There are several main interventional cardiology procedures, including the following: Angioplasty and…

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Heart Disease Risks and Prevention

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that 1 in 4 deaths every year – about 610,000 – are due to heart disease. The good news is that medical cardiology has made great strides in research and treatment of heart disease. Cardiologists understand this common condition more thoroughly than ever before in history and know the risk factors for development of cardiac health issues. Much of the risk is preventable, or at very least can be lowered substantially through lifestyle changes and medication. How to Lower the Risk Factors for Heart Disease Certain…

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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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