If you or anyone you know has high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease, or if they smoke cigarettes or have a family history of cardiac disease or stroke, then chances are that Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) already has or will touch your life.
As Vascular Surgeons, we are frequently asked about the risk of air travel and the development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots. Despite the abundance of warnings in airline brochures and “common knowledge” in the lay press, the scientific evidence is less overwhelming!
At The Cardiovascular Care Group and Vein Institute of New Jersey we care about education and transparency. It has been a proud tradition of ours since our founding in 1963, to ensure sound medical advice and treatments as well as a new outlook on life.
With March being Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, we want to dedicate this blog post to the causes of DVT and its dangers.
We’ve all heard of varicose veins. We’ve all heard of spider veins. But, when we tell a patient here at the Vein Institute of New Jersey that the unsightly blue line on their leg or thigh is a reticular vein, we get more than a few quizzical looks.