What are surface blood clots? The current term for surface blood clots is superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). The terms phlebitis or superficial thrombophlebitis are also common. Surface blood clots are a common condition affecting up to 57% of patients with varicose veins. They may also affect some patients without varicose… Read more…All About Surface Blood Clots and their Treatments
Current varicose vein treatments Varicose vein treatments are now minimally invasive, leading to excellent outcomes when compared to surgical stripping. Patients can expect safer treatments, resulting in less discomfort, and importantly, a quicker return to work or other normal activities. 1 There are two types of minimally invasive treatments, comprising… Read more…Varicose Vein Treatments : VenaSeal vs Laser
What is Lipoedema? Lipoedema (lipohyperplastic dolorosa) is an abnormal accumulation of painful fat in the legs and occasionally in the arms. It usually affects both sides symmetrically and spares the feet and hands. The torso is also relatively spared. It is a longstanding condition that mostly affects women, starting at… Read more…Is fat in the legs lipoedema or obesity?
What are spider veins? Spiders veins and telangiectasias are small veins and arteries that are visible on the skin. Telangiectasias are very small spider veins. They are common and affect more than half of women by the age of 50 years. They are unsightly but may also cause symptoms like… Read more…Spider veins. What can I do?
Compression Stockings and Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) Leg swelling, venous eczema, skin discolouration with thickening, and leg ulcers, occur in about 20-50% of patients who develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This cluster of changes, which often occurs gradually over several years, is called post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The cause of PTS is… Read more…Compression stockings, DVT and PTS
New REV Vascular Ultrasound Website We have a new website, REV Vascular Ultrasound, which will make it easier to request a vascular ultrasound scan. Requests are made either through the new website at www.vascularscans.co.nz or by phone or email. The demand for vascular ultrasound is steadily increasing. Previously, scan requests… Read more…REV Vascular Ultrasound
The short answer is you do need to keep an eye out for blood clots. And, if you suspect you have a blood clot, you need to see your GP or specialist to take a look and give advice on how to manage it. Serious blood clots, also called DVT… Read more…Blood clots? Do I need to worry?
One of our most FAQs is whether I need compression socks. The purpose of compression socks or stockings, is to support the legs and prevent fluid build-up. They also provide relief for varicose veins, and leg swelling conditions such as lymphedema, oedema and lipoedema. Compression socks need to be comfortable… Read more…Compression socks. Do I need them?
Six months on how’s our patient Greg (not his real name) doing? “I first had a bit of aching at night, which I didn’t think much about. When I had scans done of both my legs the one I thought didn’t have any varicose veins turned out to be worse… Read more…Vein treatment – 6 months later
If you have any questions or concerns about your artery or vein condition please call us on 0800 45 45 88 or email: email@example.com. We offer telemedicine consultations by phone or Zoom. Following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, we will be offering urgent treatments during level 3 lockdown… Read more…Services under Level 3 lockdown