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How do your legs and ankles feel at the end of the day? If you’re like millions of Americans suffering from vein disease, they feel achy, tired, and uncomfortably swollen. Swelling in the legs and ankles can happen for a number of reasons and can signify many different problems. Some of these causes, such as…

At best, leg pain is a nuisance, although it can make life unbearable if the discomfort is severe enough. No matter whether you experience light discomfort or debilitating pain in your legs due to vein disease, there is a vein expert in Hackensack with the tools, know-how, and experience to help you achieve results fast….

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a frightening condition for a number of reasons. Chief among them is that this type of blood clot can put you at risk for pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal condition that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. The fact that DVT often does not cause any symptoms is…

In the field of vascular medicine, staying “state of the art” is an ever-changing challenge. Only a few years ago the only way to permanently remove varicose veins was a surgical procedure called vein stripping, which required hospitals, general anesthesia and surgical incisions (with their associated dangers), long recovery periods, and possible scarring. Today, varicose…

At our New Jersey vein clinic, we would love to tell you that we now know so much about reducing the risk factors for vein disease that we can successfully prevent it. No more varicose veins, no more chronic venous insufficiency, and no more deep vein thrombosis or deaths caused by it. We’d love to…

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that is used by a New Jersey cardiologist to check for problems in the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart’s electrical impulses and displays them as line tracings on paper. Your doctor will then examine the waves (spikes and dips) on the EKG…

OK, you’ve been told by your family doctor or one of the top cardiologists in Bergen County that you have high blood pressure, or that you are otherwise at high risk of developing heart disease. Among the other lifestyle changes they’ve prescribed for you, like stopping smoking and getting more exercise, these doctors have suggested…

Painful swelling of the legs and ankles can have many causes. Often this condition is caused by overexertion or strain during exercise, but if this is the case the symptoms usually go away quickly, within a few days. If your pain and swelling have persisted and become chronic, it may indicate more serious problems, so…

You don’t have to tell our Hudson County Cardiologist that a stroke is one of the most catastrophic events that can happen to the human brain. Modern medical techniques increase the possibility of surviving a stroke if doctors are able to provide clot-busting drugs or provide other forms of intervention during the first few minutes…

Many people about to seek vein treatment in Hackensack for the first time have questions about what to expect in their first appointment. Having had medical tests that required them to fast for some time beforehand, or to run on treadmills or otherwise exercise when they’re not used to it, or undergo painful and invasive…

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