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Treatment Changes for Vascular Disease - Part 4 of 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Catheter Techniques, Compression Stockings, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Lovenox, Treating Blood Clots, Vein Health on February 28, 2013

When we speak of blood clots there is both the good news and the bad news. The good news is that blood does indeed clot. Without this ability, we humans would not have survived long on this planet.

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Treatment Changes for Vascular Disease - Part 3 of 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Catheter Techniques, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, GSV, Vascular Catheters, Vein Health on February 26, 2013

Last time in Part 2 of our discussion, we addressed the paradigm shift in the treatment of arterial vascular disorders beginning in the 90’s and characterized by new catheter techniques that were potentially safer and more efficacious then the older modalities [See past articles for definition of catheter techniques].

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Treatment Changes for Vascular Disease - Part 2 of 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Catheter Techniques, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Vascular Catheters on February 21, 2013

Last time, in Part 1 of our discussion, we talked about the new “catheter” techniques for both accessing and treating vascular problems. A vascular catheter is a tubular device that is placed inside the vessel. One end of this device remains out side the body. Thus there is a portal of entry to the vascular system.

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Treatment Changes for Vascular Disease - Part 1 of 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Catheter Techniques, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Vascular Disease, Vein Health, Vein Treatments on February 19, 2013

As time passes newer more modern and effective modalities replace the old ones in almost every form of activity. Medicine is no exception.

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Venous Hypertension: The Other High Blood Pressure - Part 2 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, High Blood Pressure, Medical Advice, Venous Hypertension on February 14, 2013

We learned last time, in Part 1 of our discussion, about the other high blood pressure. This is elevated blood pressure in the venous system. The one you have measured in the doctor’s office is the pressure in the arterial system.

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Venous Hypertension: The Other High Blood Pressure - Part 1 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, High Blood Pressure, Medical Advice, Venous Hypertension on February 12, 2013

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Things to Know About Strokes - Part 2 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, How to Prevent a Stroke, Medical Advice, Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit, RIND, Strokes, TIA, Transient Ischemic Attack on February 07, 2013

Last time, in Part 1 of our series on strokes, we talked specifically about the 3 presentations of brain damage: TIA-transient ischemic attack, damage that resolves in 24 hours; RIND-reversible ischemic neurologic deficit, damage that reverses itself, but takes more than 24 hours; and stroke-permanent brain damage. We also learned that the most common cause of these brain insults is the build[...]

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Things to Know About Strokes - Part 1 of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit, RIND, Strokes, TIA, Transient Ischemic Attack, What Causes a Stroke on February 05, 2013

Everyone knows this entity. Everyone, if they think about it, fears this entity. Today, we will talk a little about stroke, define it, describe its various presentations, and talk about diagnosis and prevention.

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