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Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be flesh colored, dark purple or blue. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins called hemorrhoids can form in the vagina or around the anus.
New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. [More]
VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

Dr. John D. Statler, a board-certified, fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology. [More]
VENITI closes $17 million in equity and debt financing

VENITI closes $17 million in equity and debt financing

VENITI, Inc., a St. Louis, MO-based medical device company is pleased to announce that it has closed on an equity and debt financing totaling over $17 million. The equity portion, its Series C, was led by previous investors, Baird Capital and Tekla Healthcare and Tekla Life Science Investors, with strong internal participation. [More]
USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics, the nation's only coast-to-coast network of physicians devoted to treating venous insufficiency, will open a new center in Marietta, GA on Feb. 24 at 1050 E. Piedmont Road, north of Roswell Road. [More]
Jersey Coast Vascular Institute, Meridian Health partner to accept a wide range of insurances

Jersey Coast Vascular Institute, Meridian Health partner to accept a wide range of insurances

Improving access to care is an important focus at Meridian Health, and a new partnership with Jersey Coast Vascular Institute is making high quality vascular services more readily available for local residents. [More]
BTG agrees to acquire PneumRx for $475 million

BTG agrees to acquire PneumRx for $475 million

PneumRx, Inc., a leader in the field of interventional pulmonology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by BTG Plc in a deal worth up to $475 million, based on an initial consideration of $230 million and up to $245 million in performance-related milestone payments. [More]
Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical enters into agreement to acquire New Star Lasers

Syneron Medical Ltd., the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire New Star Lasers, Inc., which conducts business as CoolTouch, Inc., for approximately $11 million in cash and earn out based on certain milestones of up to $4 million until end of 2015. [More]
Bunker Vein and Imaging Center starts second location in Round Rock

Bunker Vein and Imaging Center starts second location in Round Rock

Bunker Vein and Imaging Center is proud to announce its second location, which opened this month in Round Rock, Texas. Dr. Stephen Bunker and his medical team have been treating patients with varicose veins, spider veins and venous disease for over five years in the Central Austin area. [More]
Second module of PMA application submitted to FDA for Sapheon's VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System

Second module of PMA application submitted to FDA for Sapheon's VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System

Sapheon Inc. announced today that it has submitted the second module of the pre-market approval application for the VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [More]
ACC report helps clinicians optimize appropriate use of noninvasive vascular tests

ACC report helps clinicians optimize appropriate use of noninvasive vascular tests

A new report issued today by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other leading professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians optimize the appropriate use of certain noninvasive vascular tests when caring for patients with known or suspected disorders of the venous (veins) system. [More]
Elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money, improves quality of life for patients

Elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money, improves quality of life for patients

New research suggesting that elective hernia surgery offers value-for-money and improved quality of life for patients has been published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
Women experiencing still birth are more likely to develop blood clots, says study

Women experiencing still birth are more likely to develop blood clots, says study

Women who have suffered a still birth or have medical conditions including varicose veins, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or heart disease are at greater risk of developing dangerous blood clots after giving birth, a study has revealed. [More]
Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Hemorrhoids may cause erectile dysfunction

Men may be more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction if they have previously been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, particularly if they are aged under 40 years, report researchers. [More]
Varicose veins may be a simple cosmetic issue or a serious medical problem

Varicose veins may be a simple cosmetic issue or a serious medical problem

With spring break shorts and swimsuit season coming up, many people will soon show off their legs for the first time in months, and for some, that also means deciding what to do about unsightly varicose veins. The bulging purple or blue lines may be simply a cosmetic issue, or they could be a sign of a serious medical problem, says Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon Peter Gloviczki, M.D. [More]
Heidelberg scientists identify single protein responsible for varicose veins

Heidelberg scientists identify single protein responsible for varicose veins

Dr. Thomas Korff and his group at the Division of Cardiovascular Physiology of Heidelberg University's Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology have now shown that the pathological remodeling processes causing varicose veins are mediated by a single protein. [More]
Researchers identify set of proteins that affect development of varicose veins

Researchers identify set of proteins that affect development of varicose veins

A new discovery published in the October 2011 print issue of The FASEB Journal explains for the first time what kicks off the process that causes varicose veins. [More]
Foam injections to treat varicose veins cause less pain for patients, could save NHS money

Foam injections to treat varicose veins cause less pain for patients, could save NHS money

Foam injections to treat varicose veins cause less pain for patients and could save NHS money compared with a popular alternative treatment, according to researchers at Imperial College London. The study found that foam therapy was over four times more cost-effective than laser treatment and allowed patients to resume normal activity sooner. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting of the European Vascular Society in Athens. [More]

Sapheon's new varicose vein closure system receives European CE Mark approval

Sapheon Inc. announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its new approach to the treatment of varicose veins caused by venous reflux disease. [More]
New tool can identify patients at high risk of venous thromboembolism

New tool can identify patients at high risk of venous thromboembolism

A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism) who might need preventative treatment, says a study published on bmj.com today. [More]
Essential criteria for clinical diagnosis of restless legs syndrome

Essential criteria for clinical diagnosis of restless legs syndrome

We've all experienced abnormal sensations in our legs at one time or another, but for as many as 10 percent of the US population, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a daily occurrence. Characterized by throbbing, pulling, tingling, itching, and crawling sensations, RLS is a neurological disorder that produces unpleasant physical sensations in the extremities and an urge to counteract that sensation by movement. [More]
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