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Varicose Veins Can Signal a Bigger Problem

West Florida Hospital February 11, 2013

Pensacola, FL – On Thursday, February 21, West Florida Healthcare will offer a free program beginning at 6:00 pm entitled “Varicose Veins can Signal a Bigger Problem: Venous Reflux Disease.” The program will consist of a presentation and individualized screenings, and will be held on the 7th Floor of the Ancillary Building of West Florida Hospital, 8383 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola. The presentation and screenings will be conducted by interventional cardiologists Micheleanne Celigoj, M.D. and Jose Guitian, M.D., Northwest Florida Heart Group.

Veins in the leg contain valves that open to allow blood to move in one direction from the lower limb toward the heart and close to prevent the backward flow of blood. When veins weaken and become enlarged, their valves cannot close properly, which leads to venous reflux.

In addition to varicose veins, Venous Reflux Disease can cause a variety of symptoms that affect the legs, including pain, aching, heaviness, fatigue, swelling and skin changes

The screenings and seminar are free, but registration is required. To register, call (850) 494-3212.

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