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Take a Step Towards Better Vein Health - Free Vein Screenings at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

(Englewood, NJ, March 26, 2012) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is offering free vein screenings on April 2, 5, and 11 for men and women with visible, abnormal veins such as bulging varicose veins or spider veins. Those with a history of DVT (blood clots) also are 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 a nationally-recognized expert on the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. “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.

Screenings will take place at The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, located at 350 Engle Street in Englewood, NJ.

Vein Screening Dates/Times:

April 2: 9:00am-12:00 noon

April 5: 1:00pm-4:00pm

April 11: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Call 866.980.3462.

The Center for Vein Disease at Englewood Hospital was the first worldwide to use ClariVein™ and first nationwide to use Veinwave™, the latest technologies to treat unsightly and problem veins, on an outpatient basis.

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 medical attention or a consultation with a vein specialist.

For more information, visit http://www.englewoodhospital.com/ms_vas_vein.asp.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, 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 acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty 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 three times by its nursing staff.