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Free Community Vein Screening

03/01/2009

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center will host its annual free vein screenings at The Center for Vein Disease on March 23, 24 and 30 and April 2. Candidates for screening need visible, abnormal veins such as varicose veins or spider veins. This free health event is part of Englewood Hospital’s continuing community outreach efforts to provide quality healthcare to neighboring communities.

Screenings will include a physical examination, a review of medical history, and if further evaluation is needed, an appointment for non-invasive testing will be scheduled. Pre-registration is required and interested patients are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 1.866.980.EHMC (3462). All screenings will be held at The Center for Vein Disease located at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center:

  • Monday, March 23, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

“Untreated vein disease can lead to complications such as skin changes, ulcers, bleeding or blood clots,” says Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, Director of The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Diagnosing vein disease usually is a simple, non-invasive process; but the first step is to seek medical attention if you have any risk factors or symptoms – the earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment.”

The onset of vein disease is often recognized because common afflictions, like spider and varicose veins, are usually visible through the skin. However, more than 2.5 million Americans have abnormal veins with dangerous blood clots in their legs. Untreated, these blood clots can potentially produce deadly consequences.

Risk factors or signs of vein disease, including sudden, continuous deep pain of the calf or thigh, deep pain in the leg which increases when exercising or standing for long periods of time or frequent redness or swelling of the legs, should be checked by a physician.

For more information or to schedule a free screening, call 1.866.980.EHMC (3462).