Another death from a blood clot was reported yesterday in the news: Michael Johns was an Australian singer and American Idol finalist. He passed away at 35 years old. “Fans are wondering why a simple issue could have turned fatal?” Quoted from yahoo health: “blood clots are an under appreciated killer in this country.” Genetics, vein disease, blood disorders, cancer, major accidents and surgeries can play a role in forming blood clots in the legs known as DVTs. A venous ultrasound, without any use of dyes, can diagnose blood clots in the leg. Many can be treated in an outpatient setting using compression stockings, ice, anti-inflammatory meds or Lovenox injections, leg elevation alternated with ambulation. After initial treatment of the phlebitis or DVT, these patients need to have their underlying vein disease treated and wear medical grade compression stockings for long airplane rides and car rides. Many of these patients have undiagnosed vein disease and could benefit from a vein screening from a professional phlebologist: vein specialist. Call Morrison Vein Institute at 866-GRT-LEGS for a screening. Also, buy graduated compression stockings and look up http://www.phlebology.org to learn about Phlebology, which is the study of veins and vein disease.
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Morrison Vein Institute is a medical practice that specializes in the treatment of Varicose and Spider Veins. The Morrison Vein Institute takes the most advanced treatments of veins and vein disease available today and makes them even better by providing compassionate and thorough care. The Morrison Vein Institute specializes in minimally invasive, outpatient procedures for varicose and spider veins, such as Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, VNUS Closure, and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, and cosmetic spider vein treatments. Nick Morrison, MD, FACPh, FACS, RPhS, President, International Union of Phlebology, Member, American College of Phlebology Foundation Board Past President, American College of Phlebology, Medical Director. Our team has dedicated our medical practice to veins for 20 years. We are joined in practice by James McEown, MD, Karen Garby, MD and our expert Morrison Vein schedulers, ambassadors and the Professional RN Dream Team. View all posts by morrisonvein