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Venous Disease

The Jetstream Atherectomy System:
  • Active Aspiration: extracts debris without device removal, while minimizing embolization risk.
  • Debulking: to remove multiple lesion morphologies, including calcium, plaque, and thrombus.
  • Concentric Lumens: rotational, expandable blades designed to create a uniform vessel surface and facilitate straight-line laminar flow.
  • Front-cutting: to immediately engage tight or occluded lesions.
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Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) depends on severity:
- Lifestyle changes reduce factors that contribute to disease (quit smoking)
- Medications improve blood flow and treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Interventional and surgical procedures maybe used to treat more severe PAD.
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Venous disease is a disabling condition causing a swelling and pain to lower extremities. Venous disease can also affect your activity by making your legs feel heavy and unsightly.

Venous disease occurs when the valves in veins responsible for pushing blood back to the heart become defective, causing blood to reflux back and pool into the vein. The legs are the most common site, as they are the farthest away from the heart and are also affected by gravity by having to push the blood upwards, against gravity. The result is large, swollen and sometimes painful veins in the leg.

Venous diseased leg
Venous disease can also lead to ulcers and infections in the leg, which can lead to serious complications. It is important to recognize and treat venous disease early to prevent potential long-term complications.

Venous ulcer
TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE
Fortunately, venous disease can be managed easily at our facility utilizing a variety of minimally invasive techniques.

Spider Veins:
Spider veins are often the first sign of venous disease. Spider veins are often seen as blue or purplish discoloration at the surface of the leg, are sometimes painful and are often viewed as unsightly by many people. More importantly if untreated, spider veins can be a warning sign of more severe disease of the veins.

Spider veins are easily managed with laser therapy. Laser therapy is a simple, painless procedure used to treat spider veins.

Spider veins
Advanced Vein Disease:
Advanced vein disease is characterized by painful leg swelling, discolored skin, skin thickening and dryness, and tissue damage that can result in tissue ulcers and wounds.

Advanced vein disease can still be treated with a combination of preventive measures and minor procedures. It is not too late to treat the complications of advanced vein disease. Schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss your options.

Venous stasis ulcer
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT VENOUS DISEASE?
Prevention of venous disease involves improving blood flow to the legs. Simple preventive measures include:

- Keep your legs elevated whenever possible.
- Wear compression stockings to apply pressure to lower legs.
- Keep your legs uncrossed when seated.
- Exercise regularly.
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