All About Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are a form of vein disease that don’t usually go away on their own. Although optional, spider vein treatment can be very effective in making these tiny varicose veins disappear. Several different options are available. Here’s some information about spider vein treatment from TriCity Cardiology. Circulation Basics Each time the heart beats, it…

Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are one of the most common vascular problems in the US. According to a study published in Circulation, around 22 million women and 11 million men suffer from the condition. A number of factors can increase your risk for developing varicose veins. Some of those factors are things you can control, others are not.…

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Bulging, discolored blood vessels sometimes affect more than self-confidence.  For many individuals, they result in considerable discomfort.  Understanding the causes and symptoms of varicose veins can help reduce the stress of patients considering treatment for these abnormal blood vessels. Varicose Vein Overview For most individuals, varicose veins are a cosmetic issue.  However, these gnarled blood…

Understanding a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential emergency.  It can result in a loose blood clot that eventually blocks blood flow, causing a pulmonary embolism.  Interventional cardiologists are physicians specially trained to treat this condition. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Overview The primary areas where deep vein thromboses develop are the thigh and the lower…

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…

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…