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What is Transient Ischemic Attack?
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What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a short episode of neurologic dysfunction that lasts for a few minutes. It results from a disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Carotid arteries are the blood vessels responsible for supplying nutrients and oxygen to the brain. A temporary blockage in coronary arteries due to a blood clot...

What is an Aneurysm?
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What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm is defined as a balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. The most common and most dangerous type of aneurysm is an aortic aneurysm. The aorta is the largest artery of the body, and it supplies blood to all the major organs as it arises from the heart. Aneurysms are silent...

Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference
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Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference

Venous conditions are relatively common, especially as we age. While some vein issues are more cosmetic without causing bothersome symptoms, other vein conditions are more severe and require medical treatment. Either way, it’s essential to have a physician diagnose the vein condition properly.  Two of the most common vein disorders include varicose veins and spider...

How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition characterized by the formation of clots in the veins. This condition primarily affects the deep veins of the legs. The symptoms are very uncomfortable for patients and can lead to complications as well. Therefore, recognizing that you are at risk of this condition and taking preventive measures...

Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
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Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Varicose veins and spider veins come in all shapes and sizes. The appearance of thin, small veins, such as spider veins or reticular veins, on the body are not always problematic but can be a cosmetic concern. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) notes that more than 40% of people suffer from different variants...

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disease that affects the deep veins in your body, most commonly occurring in the legs. This disease is characterized by clot formation in one or more of the deep veins leading to various symptoms and complications. The condition affects around 900,000 people annually in the US only, and statistics...

How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel
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How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis During Holiday Travel

The holiday months are here, which means many of us will travel to celebrate with friends and family. While it’s an exciting time, it’s crucial to remember that travel, specifically air travel, can cause blood clots. Also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots pose serious risks to travels.  DVT occurs when a blood...

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