Campbell, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
The South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute, a noted vein center serving San Jose, California, is spearheading a campaign to educate the public about the serious, yet under-reported, threat of a dangerous vein condition.
March is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) awareness month, and the South Bay vein center is leading the effort to reduce fatalities and life-altering illnesses in the aftermath of DVT. DVT is a vascular condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep leg veins. Blood clots may then dislodge from the vein and make their way to the lungs. There, clots can cause pulmonary embolism. The treatment for a pulmonary embolism must be obtained without delay, because without medical intervention this condition can be fatal.
Leading the campaign for the South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is Dr. Polly Kokinos. Dr. Kokinos has produced an important video about the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis, as well as how to prevent it. She hopes this video will spur greater awareness of just how dangerous DVT is. Additionally, Dr. Kokinos and South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute are using their social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to disseminate information about this vein problem.
To learn more about DVT, and how to reduce the risk of serious complications, visit:
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. These treatments include sclerotherapy, radio frequency ablation, phlebectomy, and endovenous laser ablation.
About The South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute
The South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is a premier center of excellence located in Campbell, CA and serving the greater San Jose, CA area. As a leading vein treatment center, the institute’s medical staff is composed of vein experts who maintain top credentials in their fields, and are highly trained in providing the most advanced treatments. The center employs the most advanced and least invasive treatments to eliminate vein problems for patients. Their in-house vascular lab is staffed with Registered Vascular Technologists, so patients get the expertise of skilled specialists, with the convenience of receiving comprehensive care under one roof. Using state-of-the-art technology, while providing personalized attention and individual treatment plans, the South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is committed to ensuring the highest standard of care for patients.
South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute