Vascular Health and Wellness in Essex County, New Jersey
Because the heart and circulatory system are so interconnected, vascular care is closely associated with Cardiac Health Services at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services. With a strong emphasis on prevention, the medical team focuses on identifying and monitoring risks for vascular disease, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, smoking, and high body mass index (BMI). and others.
Nirvana Healthcare Management Services serves as a central resource for comprehensive vascular care in Newark and East Orange, New Jersey. Patients will find compassionate and experienced physicians at Metropolitan Medical Group, North Ward Medical Arts, Roseville Medical Society, Salerno Medical Associates, through home visits to eligible patients at CHOP, as well as more specialized services at the Newark Vein and Vascular Center.
What Is the Vascular System?
Also known as the circulatory system, the vascular system is the network of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body. The vascular system is comprised of arteries and veins: arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body, and veins carry blood cells back to the heart. Proper circulation also helps the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems function.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Vascular Conditions
Some vascular system conditions are common, like varicose and spider veins. Others can be quite serious, like atherosclerosis, blood clots, and peripheral vascular disease. The vascular doctors at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services take a preventative approach to care, identifying risk factors that can be modified and addressed to improve patient outcomes. Patients can receive diagnosis and treatment for:
A clot occurs when blood cells get stuck together and don’t break down in the way they are supposed to. Blood clots can form in the arms and legs, as well as in the brain or heart. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that typically forms in the lower leg or thigh. If a DVT breaks off and travels through the bloodstream, it can lead to a pulmonary embolism.
Blood clots can be diagnosed with imaging tests, such as an ultrasound or CT scan, and with blood work like a D-dimer test. Treatment can include taking blood thinners or medications to help dissolve clots or even a surgical procedure to remove the clot.
Spider veins, also known as thread veins, are visible clusters of damaged blood vessels. They may look purple, red, or blue, and are generally smaller and less noticeable than varicose veins. Spider veins can typically be diagnosed with a physical exam, and may be treated with an outpatient procedure called sclerotherapy which injects a solution into the affected veins that cause them to fade over time. Cutera Laser treatment can also treat spider and reticular veins while tightening and rejuvenating the patient’s skin.
Varicose veins are twisted, bulging veins that often appear dark blue or purple. While they’re not always harmful, they may make a patient feel self-conscious. Varicose veins can be an indication of underlying issues with the vascular system, like venous insufficiency. They can be diagnosed with a venous ultrasound and treated with compression stockings, laser treatments, and sclerotherapy, as well as lifestyle modifications like regular exercise.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a type of disease that occurs when the veins in a patient’s legs are damaged. Normally, valves in the leg veins direct blood toward the heart. But when vein walls and valves are damaged and weakened, the veins can’t push the blood in the correct direction. Blood can collect or pool in the legs, especially when a person is standing or sitting for a long time.
CVI is often the cause of tired, aching, swollen legs and can cause issues like varicose veins. Vein insufficiency is often misdiagnosed as arthritis or heart failure in older patients. The condition can also occur in women who have had one or more pregnancies, which puts extra pressure on the legs and feet. CVI can be diagnosed with a physical exam and ultrasound. Treatment can include lifestyle modifications like weight management and wearing compression stockings, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy for large veins.
While the primary care providers of Nirvana Healthcare Management Services can diagnose and offer preventive care for vascular conditions, some patients will be referred to Newark Vein and Vascular Center for targeted treatments such as sclerotherapy and endovenous laser treatment.
Nirvana Healthcare Management Services is nationally accredited by the Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory (ICAL) and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for imaging facilities specific to Echocardiography. Each laboratory site exceeds high standards for imaging services, including in vascular studies for both arteries and veins.
Note: Insurance companies are placing a high priority on medical practices that are ICAL- and IAC-certified.
Learn More about Vascular Care
With decades of service to Essex County and the surrounding communities, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services is a trusted resource for comprehensive primary care and specialty services. Patients can choose from multiple convenient locations in Essex County, NJ, including Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, North Ward Medical Arts, Newark Vein and Vascular Center, or with home, visits if eligible through CHOP. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact the office today.