Vascular Malformations

About Vascular Malformations Vascular malformations (VMs) are congenital vascular anomalies of the venous, arteries, lymphatics or a combination of these. VMs usually grow proportional to the patient. As they enlarge they can cause pain, discoloration of the skin, limb enlargement. Symptoms Symptoms can range from cosmetic appearance to the skin to limb hypertrophy. The most […]

Vein Ulcers

About Vein Ulcers Vein ulcers are a result of poor functioning venous valves causing high pressure in the veins and poor circulation. These are commonly seen on the inside and outside of the lower leg. This causes blood to pool and not return as it should to the heart. The high blood pressure causes the […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

About Peripheral Arterial Disease PAD is a result of build-up of plaque in the arteries over time causing narrowing and occlusion of the arteries, usually in the leg and pelvis. Plaque is made up of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other things found in the blood that build up over time and restrict blood flow. 12% […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the body – usually in the leg. While DVT is a fairly common condition, it is also very dangerous. If the clot breaks away and travels through your bloodstream, it could end up in the lungs […]

Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis

About Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis This condition is a vein inflammation caused by a blood clot located just below the skin’s surface. The clot causes pain, irritation, and may hinder blood flow. This condition is generally caused by an injury to the vein and appears in veins where blood flows slower than normal – such as […]

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

About Chronic Venous Insufficiency Chronic venous insufficiency is one of the most common disease processes, affecting about 25-30% of the adult population in the US. It becomes more common as age increases, and is more frequently seen in women than in men. Symptoms from the disease are diverse and vary with each person, but can […]

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)

About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS), also known as Pelvic Venous Insufficiency (PVI), is a condition affecting women caused by abnormal veins in the pelvis. The veins which normally drain the blood from the pelvis become incompetent, the same way the veins in the leg fail in chronic venous insufficiency. This leads to […]

Spider Veins

About Spider Veins Spider veins (telangiectasias) and reticular veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller and found closer to the skin’s surface. They take their name from their appearance, which resembles a spider’s web. Usually red or blue in color, they vary in size and can be found in other areas of the body besides […]

Varicose Veins

About Varicose Veins Varicose veins are enlarged bulging veins that appear just below the surface of the skin. They are larger than spider veins, and the color of the veins is not usually visible. Sometimes the veins are present and do not bulge through the skin. They are most commonly found in the legs and ankles […]