Dr Elias Free Vein Screenings @ Englewood Hospital In Honor of DVT Awareness Month Tuesday February, 26th 9 30am-12 30pm, Thursday February 28th 4pm-7pm, March 4th 4pm-7pm, Mar 5th 9 30am-12pm
Released on: February 5, 2008, 1:31 pm
Press Release Author: Prana Marketing
Press Release Summary: Dr. Steve Elias Director of The Centers for Vein Disease at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey is offering free vein screenings for the month of March in honor of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month.
Press Release Body: Englewood Cliffs NJ (January 29, 2008) - Dr. Steve Elias Director of The Centers for Vein Disease at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey is offering free vein screenings for the month of March in honor of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. patients with visible veins such as bulging varicose veins, spider veins or those with a personal or family history of blood clots should attend\". The screenings will be held at Englewood Hospital. He is also the Director of The Thrombosis/Anticoagulation Center at Englewood where they have an integrated team that identifies and treats those at risk or who have DVT.
DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis) is a blood clot that can form in your legs and sometimes move to your lungs, where it could potentially be fatal. In fact, complications from DVT blood clots contribute to more deaths each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Dr Elias wants to make sure that the community is aware of the dangers of DVT by offering these free screenings.
DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis) is a problem that is estimated to affect 300,000 people per year. Not everyone develops the life threatening complication of blood clots traveling from your leg veins to your heart or lungs (pulmonary embolus). Clots that remain in your leg vein can also cause long-term damage that affects the legs themselves over the course of your life such as; swelling, aching, throbbing, skin changes and ulcers at the ankles. It is important to not only diagnose the problem early, but to treat it early too. Prompt treatment prevents life threatening and leg threatening problems.
Dr. Steven Elias lectures, publishes, and teaches extensively about minimally invasive vein care and procedures. As Course Director of the Annual Vascular Fellows Course in Venous Disease, he trains young vascular surgeons in the treatment of vein problems. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of vein care: spider veins, varicose veins, perforator and deep venous incompetence, and venous ulcers. He performs all minimally invasive vein procedures and his work at the Center for Vein Disease includes the prevention and treatment of DVT Deep Venous Thrombosis. Dr. Elias is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon and member of the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a recipient of the Dardik Research and Education Award.
You can learn more about him and to view his most recent television appearance on NJ 12 log on to: www.pranamarketing.com/client/doctorelias.
Vein Center at Englewood Hospital Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation 350 Engle Street Englewood, NJ 07631 (201) 894-3252
For more information about Dr. Elias or to set up an interview: Angela Thomas (201)-503-1333