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For Immediate Release

Contact: Sandra Sgambati
201.894.3386

Sandra.Sgambati@ehmc.com       

Englewood, NJ, March 7, 2011 –Take an important first step towards better vein health by attending Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s free vein screenings on March 14, 16, and 18. This free, semi-annual event is open to men and women with 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 and non-invasive,” says Steve Elias, MD, FACS, FACPh, Director of The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and at Columbia University Medical Center. “Patients should recognize that vein disease can be a progressive condition and 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 at Englewood Hospital was the first in the nation to perform the newest, minimally invasive vein procedures using ClariVein™ and VeinGogh™ to treat unsightly and problem veins – all on an outpatient basis.

Screenings will take place at The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, located at 350 Engle Street in Englewood, NJ. Pre-registration is required for this free screening. To make an appointment, call 866.980.3462:

March 14: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

March 16: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

March 18: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

About Vein Disease

Risk factors for 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 and Medical Center’s continuing community outreach efforts to provide quality healthcare to neighboring residents.

 

 
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 internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  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 six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.