What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
A DVT is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one of the deep veins in the body. After forming, the thrombus can break off and move to other parts of the body and can cause a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.
Can You Name 5 Materials at Your Local Hardware Store That Can Also Be Used in Your Body in Modern Medicine?
Any natural or synthetic material used to replace, support, or enhance a biological function is called a Biomaterial.
Get Compression Stockings Professionally Fitted in Alaska
Varicose veins are abnormal, bulging, twisting, and rope-like veins which appear just beneath the skin. They can be treated with minimally invasive surgery and compression stockings.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large, swollen veins, usually presenting in the lower extremities. Standing and walking upright increases the pressure of the veins making the most commonly affected veins in the legs.
What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?
Ambulatory phlebectomy is the surgical removal of bulging varicose veins in the office under local anesthesia. With very little down time needed for recovery and a good cosmetic result, this is definitely NOT your grandmother's vein stripping!
Pregnant and Now Have Painful Pelvic Varicose Veins?
Pregnancy is one of the leading risk factors for varicose veins. Some research indicates 40% of pregnant women will develop them!
Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common condition, affecting 2-4% of the adult population. Although its cause is not completely known there may be an association between RLS and chronic venous insufficiency.
Do 70% of Deaths from COVID-19 Actually Occur from Blood Clots?
We initially thought death from COVID-19 was mostly related to pneumonia in the lungs. Doctors are now learning of a startling discovery.
7 Tips to Keep your Veins Healthy During Quarantine
It is important that we all stay at home right now – but prolonged sitting or inactivity can have long lasting effects on your vein health.
Safe, Private Vascular Surgeon Appointments Available in Alaska During COVID-19 Crisis
Even in times of crisis, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, many still need treatment for medical conditions unrelated to the virus. And when it's your turn to report for a medical appointment, you don't want to wait in a room full of others and risk exposure to a highly contagious disease.