Tri-City Vein Center Blog

What Are The First Signs of DVT?

August 25, 2018 • plymouth • Varicose Veins

Blood clots can pose a serious danger to your health, so it’s important to be aware of their common risk factors and warning signs. At the Tri-City Vein Center, our Mesa cardiologist staff is committed to providing our community with high quality diagnostic and therapeutic vein care, including treatment for a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  What is a DVT?  A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein (usually in the leg). Several genetic, medical, or lifestyle/environmental factors can increase your risk for developing one, including obesity, family history, smoking, hormone replacement therapy, a vein injury, and prolonged sitting or bed rest (e.g., airplane travel, immobilization following a surgery or illness)....

Is Radiofrequency Ablation Considered Surgery?

August 10, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

For radiofrequency ablation or RFA, as it is sometimes called, the pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions are similar to those you would see when undergoing a surgical procedure. This causes many people to believe that RFA is a surgical procedure, but it isn’t considered surgery. Radiofrequency Ablation is a Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Procedure To be classified as a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, the medical treatment must not involve removing any tissue or organs or involve cutting open the body. When treating vein problems, such as venous reflux disease, the RFA treatment can be done without the need for cutting into the body or removal of tissue....

Basic Venous Insufficiency Signs and Symptoms

July 25, 2018 • plymouth • Vein Care

Varicose veins may seem like a cosmetic problem, but the fact is, those ugly, bulging veins could be a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition like chronic venous insufficiency. And while most people have certainly heard about varicose veins even if they haven’t personally experienced them, there’s a good chance even those who have a history of varicose veins aren’t familiar with chronic venous insufficiency – what it is and how it’s treated. Chronic Venous Insufficiency: What Is It? Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that develops when the tiny valves inside your veins begin to malfunction....

What to Expect After RFA for Varicose Veins

July 10, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

Minimally-invasive varicose vein surgery helps millions of men and women get rid of painful, unsightly varicose veins each year. Thanks to developments in both technique and technology, several minimally-invasive options are available, which means it’s easier than ever for patients to have customized treatment explicitly designed for their needs. Of all the techniques introduced during the past decade or two, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is among the most popular, especially for people who suffer from venous reflux disease (also called chronic venous insufficiency). What is venous reflux disease? Reflux refers to the backward flow of a liquid....

Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency Life-Threatening?

June 21, 2018 • • Vein Disease

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the veins are no longer functioning properly. It can lead to the development of abnormal veins, including spider veins and varicose veins. When left untreated, this condition can result in serious complications, some of which may even be life-threatening.  What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? One of the most common vein diseases, chronic venous insufficiency is a serious condition that causes the valves in the leg veins to stop working as they should. Normally, these valves prevent blood from flowing backward. However, when they malfunction, blood can pool in the veins....

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