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2.04.10

Englewood Hospital Hosts Semi-Annual Free Vein Health Screenings

Englewood Hospital and Medical Centerencourages you to take charge of your vein health by joining us for our semi-annual free vein screenings at The Center for Vein Disease on February 24, March 1 and 4. Participants should have visible, abnormal veins such as bulging varicose veins or spider veins. Those with a history of DVT (blood clots) are also encouraged to attend.

“Diagnosing vein disease is simple, non-invasive and the first step towards ensuring your vein health,” says Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, Director of The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Ignoring the warning signs of vein disease can lead to serious complications including ulcers, blood clots and other medical issues.”

Screenings may include a physical examination, a review of medical history, and if further evaluation is needed, an appointment for non-invasive testing can be scheduled. The Center for Vein Disease is among the first in the country to perform the most minimally invasive vein procedures on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia and most without incisions. In addition, the Center was the first in the world to utilize the ClariVein™ procedure, the newest minimally invasive device that treats vein disease in just 20 minutes.

Pre-registration is required. Patients are encouraged to call 866.980.3462 for an appointment:

Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 4, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About Vein Disease
Vein disease is often a self-diagnosed disease.  Many common vein afflictions such as spider and varicose veins are visible through the skin. However, more than 2.5 million   Americans have abnormal veins with blood clots in their legs. Early diagnosis and treatment is key because these blood clots can produce potentially deadly consequences by traveling to the lungs or heart.

Risk factors of vein disease include: a family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and hormone replacement. Symptoms may include: aching, throbbing, heavy legs especially at the end of the day. Patients may also develop darkened skin by the ankles or ulcers.  If patients have visible veins and exhibit these risk factors or symptoms, they should seek the opinion of a vein specialist.

This free health event is part of Englewood Hospital’s continuing community outreach efforts to provide quality healthcare to neighboring communities. For more information, visit englewoodhospital.com.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, pathology and critical care medicine.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.