Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially deadly consequence of vein disease, but new diagnostic techniques can detect it before it causes harm.
(PRWEB) September 18, 2013
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center is launching a new social media campaign to educate the public about the risks of deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots – a potentially deadly complication of vein disease. According to the Nashville, Tennessee Center, modern ultrasound techniques can be used to diagnose and remove blood clots before they cause any harm.
Center Director Dr. Tif Siragusa says, “Deep vein thrombosis often goes unnoticed by patients, because blood clots can be located deep beneath the skin surface and may cause no symptoms. However, if a blood clot breaks free and travels to the heart, lungs or brain, it can cause a deadly embolism.” The Center makes use of modern, painless ultrasound techniques to diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis, with excellent outcomes for patients. Ultrasound can be used on an outpatient basis and takes only 30 minutes to perform.
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center hopes that by providing this information on their website and via Facebook and Twitter, the public will be empowered to ask their physicians about screening for deep vein thrombosis as part of a vein health evaluation.
For more information, visit: http://www.nashvilleveincenter.com/.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Varicose veins and spider veins are extremely common in men and women. While spider veins are very small, reddish veins on the surface of the skin, varicose veins are much larger, bulging, tangled veins that may appear bluish in color. Men and women suffer from varicose veins, although women are much more likely to have them.
Today, patients have access to a number of effective varicose vein treatment options. Advancements in technology and medicine have led to the development of effective, minimally invasive treatments that produce optimal results with few side-effects or downtime.
About Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center is nationally recognized in venous therapies and comes highly recommended by many physicians. Dr. Tif Siragusa, Director of the center, provides a personal, individualized approach to each patient based on their history of vascular problems, physical exam findings, as well as the detailed information gained by their Duplex Ultrasound.
Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center’s minimally invasive techniques eliminate the down time associated with surgical procedures of the past. Most patients drive themselves to the office and back home after treatments, avoiding the inconvenience of disrupting the schedules of family or friends. Moms can get back to taking care of the kids that day and most people are back to work the next day. As a specialist in vein treatment and vascular surgery, Dr. Siragusa also excels in the evaluation and treatment of other conditions including Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Deep Vein Thrombosis.