Author: Dr. Andrew Cha

What Are Central Venous Catheters?

While treating you for certain medical conditions, your physician may choose to supply you with a central venous catheter (CVC). It is also referred to as a central line. It boasts the ability to smoothly deliver medication, nutrients, blood, and fluids and allows for quick sampling of blood to perform various[…]

How to Keep Your Carotid Arteries Healthy

As a combined practice, the Cardiovascular Care Group and Vein Institute of NJ focus on a variety of issues involving the arteries and veins of your body. And as board-certified vascular surgeons, we are able to provide some of the foremost diagnostics and treatments for these vascular issues.

Best Foods for Optimizing Blood Flow and Circulation

Following our previous post on circulation, we want to talk about some food choices you can make that may improve your blood flow and circulation. In addition, it is National Nutrition Month, so what better time to discuss healthy eating and vascular health!

What is Vein Mapping?

If anyone remembers opening a road map, well before Google Maps came along, you would see a vast sea of squiggly red and blue lines running across the paper. These lines represented various highways and interstates crisscrossing the terrain. We would run our fingers along them to figure out how to get from one[…]

What Are the Different Options for Treating PAD?

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects over 8 million people and may exhibit in a variety of ways.  As such, there are a number of different treatment options available. Unfortunately, general awareness of PAD is low with only 25% of those patients affected being diagnosed and treated, mainly due to a lack of[…]

What is Claudication?

Claudication is defined as leg pain and cramping in the lower extremities that occurs with walking and/or exercise.  The word “claudication” comes from the Latin word “claudicare” meaning to limp. 

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