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Free Vein Screening: August 2017

August free vein screening

We’re in the midst of another beautiful Minnesota summer, but the best weather, in our opinion, is yet to come. When the humidity clears, the leaves start to turn, and the sun isn’t as strong, being outdoors in Minnesota is idyllic. Before those days come, stop in for a visit to get your varicose and venous disease questions answered and get on the path to less pain, swelling, and throbbing in your legs.

You’re invited to our August Free Vein Screening Event.

Request an appointment from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7 or Tuesday, August 8 at Minnesota Vein Center. Remember, varicose and venous disease are hereditary conditions; left untreated they may result in more serious problems. Please share this Free Vein Screening Event with your friends and family who may also seek relief.

Free vein screenings include a history, exam, and ultrasound. Screenings are approximately 20 minutes. To request your free vein screening appointment, please complete the form below or call us at 651-765-8346. We look forward to seeing you in August!

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May 2017, Free Vein Screening Event

Minneapolis Free Vein Screening 2017

You’re invited to a May Free Vein Screening Event. Request an appointment from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 1-4 and May 8-11 at Minnesota Vein Center.

Varicose and venous disease are hereditary conditions; left untreated they may result in more serious problems. Please share this event with your friends and family.

Free vein screenings include a history, exam, and ultrasound. Screenings are approximately 20 minutes. To request your free vein screening appointment, please complete the form below or call us at 651-765-8346. We look forward to seeing you in May!

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This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who made this screening a success. Check back often for more vein screening opportunities.

Jan/Feb 2017 Free Vein Screening Event

We are offering Free Vein Screening appointments from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  every  Monday-Thursday from Monday, January 23rd through Thursday, February 16th at Minnesota Vein Center.

Varicose and venous disease are hereditary conditions; left untreated they may result in more serious problems. Please share this event with your Friends and Family.

Free vein screenings include a history, exam and ultrasound. Screenings are approximately 20 minutes. To request your free vein screening appointment, please complete the form below or call us at 651-765-8346.

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This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who made this screening a success. Check back often for more vein screening opportunities.

October 2016 Free Vein Screening Event

We are offering Free Vein Screening appointments from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17th and Monday, October 24th at Minnesota Vein Center.

Varicose and venous disease are hereditary conditions; left untreated they may result in more serious problems. Please share this event with your Friends and Family.

Free vein screenings include a history, exam and ultrasound. Screenings are approximately 20 minutes. To request your free vein screening appointment, please complete the form below or call us at 651-765-8346.

This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who made this screening a success. Check back often for more vein screening opportunities.

July 2016 Free Vein Screening Event

We are offering four Free Vein Screening dates during the month of July. Screenings are available on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Minnesota Vein Center:

  • Monday, July 18th
  • Tuesday, July 19th
  • Monday, July 25th
  • Tuesday, July 26th

Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and include a history, exam, and ultrasound.

This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who helped make this free vein screening a success. Come back soon for more information on future screening events.

March 2016 Free Vein Screening Event

In observance of DVT Awareness Month, we are offering Free Vein Screening appointments from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 28th-31st at Minnesota Vein Center. Please share this event with your Friends and Family.

Varicose and venous disease are hereditary conditions; left untreated they may result in more serious problems.

Free vein screenings include a history, exam and ultrasound. Screenings are approximately 20 minutes. To request your free vein screening appointment, please complete the form below or call us at 651-765-8346.

This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who made this screening a success. Check back often for more vein screening opportunities.

March is DVT Awareness Month

dvt awareness month

The most common reported symptoms of DVT are leg pain or uncomfortable pulling sensation, redness and/or swelling of the affected limb.   These symptoms, most generally, are constant in nature meaning these symptoms do not ‘come and go’.  Unfortunately, only about half of those with a confirmed dvt diagnosis  report any of these symptoms.  Many patients have no symptoms at all.

March is DVT Awareness Month.   According to national surveys, 74% of Americans have little or no awareness of the symptoms of a DVT.   Minnesota Vein Center joins national professional organizations this month to help raise DVT awareness and help optimize access to care for those with a suspicion or confirmed DVT diagnosis.

Statistics reveal that 2 million people are diagnosed yearly in the U.S. with deep vein thrombosis, with approximately 600,000 being hospitalized.  Unfortunately, not all people with a DVT are diagnosed.  Many people who have DVT’s are unaware they have a serious health issue and over 200,000 people die each year due to complications of deep vein thrombosis, known as a pulmonary embolism (PE).

A pulmonary embolism occurs when the clot, or a piece of the clot, breaks free from the vein wall and travels toward the lungs.  In the lungs the clot eventually lodges in the pulmonary artery.  This causes the blood flow from the heart to the lungs to become obstructed.  Amazingly, many of these deaths are preventable!

The best way to diagnose a DVT, when indicated, is with a simple, non-invasive test called a venous ultrasound.  We provide this testing in our office using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology and highly skilled and experienced registered vascular technicians.  Additionally, our vascular lab is certified by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission). We provide this service to our new and existing patients and also on short notice of referral from health providers around the  local area to facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment.

The typical treatment for deep vein thrombosis includes anticoagulation (‘blood thinners’) compression and exercise, although patients with small blood clots of the calf may not require these.  When indicated, Dr Pal provides consultation on available treatment options with you and will help you to get started on the appropriate treatment plan while communicating your progress with your primary physician.

Visit our office during the month of March and help us to heighten the public’s awareness of this often silent condition.  If you or someone you know experiences leg discomfort, swelling, or has suspected venous disease call 651-765-8346.  In recognition of DVT Awareness Month, Minnesota Vein Center offers a Free Vein Screening from March 28 through March 31stSchedule your screening today.

October 2015 Free Vein Screening Event

We are offering two Free Vein Screening dates during the month of October. Screenings will take place on Monday, October 12th and Monday, October 19th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Minnesota Vein Center.

Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and include a history, exam, and ultrasound.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October free vein screening event. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about future events.

 

June 2015 Free Vein Screening Event

We are offering two Free Vein Screening dates during the month of June. Screenings will take place on Monday, June 22nd and Monday, June 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Minnesota Vein Center. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and include a history, exam, and ultrasound. This screening event has ended. Thank you for making it a success. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about future events.

March Is DVT Awareness Month

dvt awareness month

March is DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Awareness Month. Dr. Pal of  Minnesota Vein Center stresses the importance of DVT awareness to his patients afflicted with complaints of bulging veins. Patients with spider and varicose vein disease usually have more than superficial aesthetic issues.  One common complication that can result from untreated vein disease is DVT or blood clots.

Deep vein thrombosis affects up to 2 million Americans per year.  This commonly occurring condition can have a fatal complication – PE or pulmonary embolism.  PE most commonly results from deep vein thrombosis (a deep leg or pelvis vein clot) which breaks off and migrates to the lung, a process termed venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Awareness is important as deep vein thrombosis can be a ‘silent’ condition.  Public awareness is also important as over seventy-four percent of Americans have little or no awareness of DVT. One-half of DVT episodes have minimal, or no symptoms.   Symptoms that do occur with a DVT are very similar to those experienced with other forms of vein disease; some people experience cramps, aching, or general tenderness.  An ultrasound exam can detect venous disease and venous thrombosis.

If you have experienced leg discomfort, throbbing, swelling or unsightly varicose veins, you may have venous disease or venous reflux. March is a great time to investigate the hidden danger of DVT.  Call for a comprehensive evaluation at 651-765-8346.

In recognition of DVT Awareness Month, Minnesota Vein Center also offers a Free Vein Screening on both Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.  Call our office at 651-765-8346 to schedule and participate in our Free Vein Screening Event which includes an ultrasound and a limited exam.