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Survey Says: Long-Term Durability of Closures for Vein Disease

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, has published a study with five-year results of the ClosureFastâ„¢ Long-Term European Multi-Center Study in patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). This study evaluates the five year outcomes of a minimally invasive endovascular therapy for treatment of CVI. Closure-Fastâ„¢ is one of the most popular closure techniques used by the cardiovascular and Vascular surgeons at Maryland Vein Professionals.
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Vein Stripping vs. Venefit (VNUS Closure): Then Vs. Now

For decades, vein stripping was the most recommended procedure for treating varicose veins. Today, the board certified cardiovascular and vascular surgeons at Maryland Vein Professionals perform more Venefit™ / VNUS Closure® procedures for varicose vein and spider veins than any other practice in the U.S. This article outlines the pros and cons of both:
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Spring Has Sprung: Are Your Legs Ready

Now that Spring has officially arrived, Maryland Vein Professionals wants to ask if your legs are ready... • For warmer weather by wearing shorts, skirts or swimsuits? • To show off your legs at the beach for a family picnic? • To take off your towel at the pool to swim laps? • To play tennis or golf without wearing long pants? • For a ZUMBA class without tripping over your sweat pants? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, and especially if your legs experience discomfort, swelling, itching or burning, you may have vein disease and varicose veins.
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The Color Purple: Good or Bad?

Our Baltimore Ravens will be playing for the NFC East Title this Sunday vs. the New England Patriots. If the Ravens should win, they’ll contend for their second Super Bowl win this millennium. So naturally, everyone’s rooting for and wearing the Ravens’ team color: purple. That’s a good thing for the city, for the team, and for the fans. But when is wearing purple a bad thing? When the purple represents bulging, swollen, itchy and unsightly varicose veins on your legs.
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