Tag: Vascular Testing

According to One of the Best Vein Doctors in NJ, Varicose Veins Can Progress if Left Untreated

Varicose veins may seem like primarily a cosmetic problem. In fact, many people delay seeking vein disease treatment in NJ, thinking that it really isn’t that important. However, not only are these bulging, twisted veins tough to look at, they are also indicative of a more serious problem lurking deep within your legs: vein disease. Left untreated, vein disease can progress to some pretty serious consequences.
What do Paramus, NJ patients need to know about the possible consequences of vein disease?
In order to understand the consequences of vein disease, it helps to know about its causes. Vein disease has several causes, some of which we can do something about and some of which are entirely out of our control. It is more likely to occur if you have a family history of venous issues. It is also more common as people grow older and in people whose lifestyle habits are less than ideal. Your veins, which are responsible for transporting blood from your extremities back to your heart, rely on a system of elastic walls and tiny one-way valves to make sure blood flows upstream. As you age, your vein walls may become less elastic, reducing the pressure that moves blood upwards. People who are overweight or obese have excess strain on their veins, leading to valve damage. As a result, blood begins to pool downward, causing pressure in the damaged veins and the vessels nearby. This pressure leads to bulging, twisted varicose veins.

If left untreated, vein disease can lead to symptoms such as swelling, aching, and a heavy feeling in the legs. Later on, some patients develop deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots, deep in the legs. Deep vein thrombosis may or may not have any accompanying symptoms, but it is a serious issue because if the clot breaks free of its place in the leg and travels to the heart, lungs or brain, it could become a potentially fatal embolism. Another possible consequence of untreated vein disease is leg and ankle ulceration, which is a painful and difficult problem to treat.

How can a spider and varicose veins doctor in NJ help me prevent these problems?

Your Bergen County vein specialist understands the various causes of vein disease and can help you find the right treatment to prevent its progression and to remove existing varicose veins. If it seems as though lifestyle choices are the main cause of your vascular issues, expect him to counsel you on changes you can make to live a healthier life. Managing your weight and exercising regularly can both improve your vein function, while vein treatment can take damaged veins out of the picture altogether.

For already existing varicosities, a variety of minimally invasive treatments are available. Minimally invasive means they are performed through tiny incisions in the skin, requiring no major surgery and no extensive recovery times. These procedures include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and endovenous laser treatment. They result in minimal scarring and have excellent results.

With the help of one of the best vein doctors in NJ there is no need to worry about the consequences of untreated vein disease. Here at Chuback Medical Group we are dedicated to helping our patients enjoy healthier, better looking legs. Give our office a call at 201-693-4847 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Filed under: News, Vein SpecialistsTagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Chuback Vascular Laboratory receives Vascular Testing accreditation by the lAC

vascular-icavlCardiovascular  diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease- disorders of the heart and blood vessels.  Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually. According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was an estimated $503.2 billion.

Early detection oflife threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of Vascular Testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices.  While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on Vascular Testing.  The skill of the technologist  performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.

Chuback Vascular Laboratory located in Paramus, NJ has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Venous Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (lAC).

Accreditation  by the lAC means that Chuback Vascular Laboratory has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.  The lAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

lAC accreditation  is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Vascular Testing.  When scheduled for a Vascular Testing procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination  will be performed and can learn more by visiting

www.intersocietal.org/vascu lar/main/patients.htm.

lAC accreditation  is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Vascular Testing, which include physicians, technologists and sonographers.   Vascular Testing accreditation  is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by some private insurers.  However, patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their Vascular Testing procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for many facilities it remains a voluntary process.

 

Download ICAVL Press Release (PDF)

Filed under: Press ReleasesTagged with: