Tips From a Vein Doctor on Preventing Varicose Veins

Varicose veins often create more than cosmetic issues.  They can result in a number of medical complications and cause discomfort so severe that it disrupts normal daily activities.  There is no surefire way to prevent these troublesome vessels.  However, understanding how they form and taking advantage of suggestions from a vein doctor can help keep new veins from developing. Why Varicose Veins Form As many as 25 million adults in the United States have varicose veins, according to Cedars-Sinai®.  A majority of them are women. Many factors contribute to the likelihood that an individual will develop this problem.  However, its actual cause is the presence of leaky one-way valves in…

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Vascular Disease and Your Circulatory System

Vascular Disease and Your Circulatory System Did you know there are more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body? It’s true! The National Institute on Aging also says that 1,800 gallons of blood flow through the vast network of arteries, veins and capillaries of your cardiovascular system. These blood vessels, known collectively as your vascular system, circulate the blood your body cells rely on for survival. Vascular disease is any abnormal condition of your blood vessels that affects your circulatory system. Vein doctors treat vascular disease. About Your Vascular System The word ‘vascular’ comes from the Latin word vasculum, which means ‘small vessel.’ Your vascular system carries blood…

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Modern Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins have been around for a long time; the writings of Hippocrates (the “father of modern medicine”) include strategies like wrapping tight bandages around the legs to treat this condition. Tri-City Cardiology Consultants still uses this technique, but we also have a lot more modern strategies for treating varicose veins. All About Varicose Veins With each heartbeat, blood flows through the body into arteries, which carry blood to the body tissues. On the return journey, the blood flows through veins. Since the force of the blood flow is lower on the return journey, tiny flaps of tissue called valves help prevent it from flowing backwards between heartbeats. When the…

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So You’ve Got Peripheral Vascular Disease

PVD, PAD — sounds like alphabet soup. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) are terms used for what is essentially the same condition: diseases of the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. If you have PVD or PAD, it’s important to understand how you can help yourself and when you need the attention of one of the cardiologists or vascular surgeons at Tri-City Cardiology Consultants. What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease? Peripheral vascular disease is probably the most accurate name for these conditions, as both arteries and veins are affected. PAD is a specific condition in which the arteries are narrowed or blocked by plaque, a…

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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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