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From a recent letter to the editor of Emergency Medicine News: 

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Editor,

We read with great interest the article by Christine Butts, MD, “Should D-dimer be Added to Limited Ultrasounds in DVT Patients?” After a combined 60 years in emergency medicine, my partner and I, who now specialize in leg vein and lymphatic diagnosis and treatment, have great concerns regarding this type of patient.

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Find A Board Certified Venous & Lymphatic Physician To Treat Your Varicose Veins!

office-01.jpgThere are currently more than 80 million people suffering from venous disease in the United States alone. Vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are often thought of as solely cosmetic concerns, but the truth is that without treatment they can lead to continued side effects and severe problems. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, and swelling are common, and in more serious situations patients can develop Edema (an excess of watery fluid collecting in the leg tissue), Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots in the leg), and even venous ulcers.

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Is Your Vein Physician Certified In Ultrasonography?

EVLT.jpgPhysicians in a number of specialties like dermatology and plastic surgery now offer treatment for vein disease, but a startling number of patients who receive vein treatment from someone other than a vein specialist end up with the wrong treatment.

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The Number One Reason Women Should see a Varicose Vein Specialist

 

venous_ultrasoundVein treatments are offered by a number of practices in various specialities ranging from dermatologists to plastic surgeons; however, the importance of finding right doctor could not have a better reason than this - a recent study reveals that 1 out of every 7 women are having the wrong varicose vein treatment. In fact, for women who have had children this number increases to 1 out of every 5. With the rapid increase in the number of clinics and hospitals offering cut-price treatments for varicose veins, it is anticipated that these numbers will continue to grow over time.

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Why Doctor Use Ultrasound for Varicose Vein Treatment

Although the word "ultrasound" probably doesn't create an association with your legs, with today's modern treatment of varicose veins, the ultrasound has become the supporting role in proper varicose vein care.  In fact, the use of a Doppler Duplex Ultrasound has become so important that it has transitioned into the key diagnostic tool for receiving effective and efficient care in removing your varicose or spider veins.  

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