According to Dr Morrison, “About 5% of the U.S. population has a blood clotting disorder which means they are more likely to form blood clots in their veins than other people. Blood clots in arteries can cause very serious, even life-threatening problems and occur spontaneously. Blood clots in veins, on the other hand, are not usually dangerous unless they occur in so-called deep veins in the legs or pelvis – a Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. Because of the possibility of patients forming these venous blood clots, especially after a medical procedure, it is imperative that all patients be followed carefully, including with ultrasound to detect these venous blood clots after all but the most superficial vein treatment.” Please consult a Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, if you have any concerns about blood clots, DVT’s, or your vein health.
Published by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC
Terri Morrison was the co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute since 1995. Terri has spent the last 20 years as a vein care speaker on marketing, sclerotherapy and compression both nationally and internationally. She was an early activist for nursing in the ACP, Program and Section Chair of the Nursing Section, and co-authored the Fundamentals of Phlebology Nursing manual. Terri was also a Maricopa County burn unit, ICU and ER trauma nurse for over 22 years; marketing for 20 years; community college instructor; and piloted airplanes for 14 years before starting the vein business. Passionate is her favorite word. Passionate about her family including kids and grandkids, treating veins, compression (ACP delegate to the International Compression club), leading volunteer medical trips to South America, taking care of her office and colleagues for 21 years and travelling. Now I’ve started a new Consulting Company to help providers and patients learn Sclerotherapy, Compression stockings, garments, Velcro wraps for edematous legs. Also I lecture internationally on compression, marketing, and face- hand- leg- feet- chest vein Sclerotherapy. I travel to Vein clinics to teach hands on Sclerotherapy and Compression techniques. View all posts by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC