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Venous Disease


  • The veins carry deoxygenated blood from the limbs, organs and brain to the heart.
  • Blood clots can form in the veins and obstruct flow back to the heart resulting in swelling and pain in the extremities (limbs). A blood clot can possibly break off and travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). Symptoms include shortness of breath and pain if this occurs.
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep venous system. Patients are more at risk for a PE when diagnosed with DVT.
  • Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is a blood clot in the superficial system or near the surface of the skin. This may cause redness and pain in the limb but is typically not treated as aggressively since the risk of PE is lower than DVT.
  • Veins have valves that keep blood moving back to the heart by preventing blood from back-flowing into the limbs This is especially important when we are standing or sitting and gravity pulls the blood toward the feet.
  • Venous insufficiency is when the valves are damaged and blood pools in the legs which can lead to varicose veins, swelling, pain, skin discoloration and venous ulcers.

Take a look at the common risks predispositions, and signs/symptoms

then read up on some of the testing and procedures VMA Care can perform for you using comfortable,minimally invasive, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques:

Risk Factors

  • Pelvis/leg fractures
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Injury to veins
  • Birth Control/Oral Contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy
  • Smoking
  • Indwelling catheter
  • Aging (Over the age of 60 increases risk)
  • Immobility and Sedentariness (sitting for long periods of time, bedrest)
  • Fibroid Disease
  • Large Heavy Legs
  • Long term IVC filter
  • Inherited clotting disorder
  • Recent surgery or trauma
  • Past history of venous thrombosis


  • Family history of blood clots
  • Cancer
  • Heart Failure
  • Lupus and other autoimmune disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Type A blood group
  • Family history of varicose veins


  • Redness of the skin
  • Edema of the legs (swelling)
  • Pain in the leg
  • Warm skin
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Discoloration of skin in ankles and/or legs

Conditions We Treat

Peripheral Arterial Disease

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End Stage Renal Disease

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Venous Disease

Blood clots can form in the veins and obstruct flow back to the heart resulting in swelling and pain in the extremities (limbs). A blood clot can possibly break off and travel to the lungs...

Our Providers

Dr. Peter Farrugia

 Interventional Cardiologist

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