Research Medical Center June 11, 2018

WHO:  Vein Clinics of the HCA Midwest Health Heart and Vascular Institute

WHAT: Vein Clinic Educational Screening Sessions

WHEN: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018

WHERE: Research Medical Center, Starbucks, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64132

COST: Free

TO REGISTER: Call 816-823-0668

WHY: According to the Society for Vascular Medicine, more than 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, but only 10 percent seek treatment for it. The Vein Clinic Educational Screenings are designed for participants to learn about venous insufficiency or varicose veins. Screenings will be held in hour increments between 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Physician experts will discuss key symptoms of vein disease, including leg pain, heaviness or cramping; swelling; tightness; itching; fatigue; varicose veins (such as veins that are dark purple or blue, appear twisted and bulging); and skin discoloration, redness, open wounds, sores or ulcers. Attendees will also learn about the disease process and conservative treatment options to provide relief, including compression, elevation; ambulation; ablation; laser; and radiofrequency.

Following the education portion of the session, participants will be individually and privately screened to see if they are a candidate for treatment. All attendees must register in advance and complete a pre-screen questionnaire.“We hear a lot about varicose veins and how unsightly they are, but they can be much more than a cosmetic concern,” says Dr. Richard Coats, M.D., board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular surgeon with HCA Midwest Health/Vein Clinics of the HCA Midwest Health Heart and Vascular Institute. “Vein disease is significantly underdiagnosed and, in many cases, can result in health issues that affect quality of life. Many diseases of the veins cause no symptoms until a potentially deadly problem like a heart attack or stroke develops. These events are designed to not only help educate and raise awareness, but to help people who qualify for treatment understand what option is best for them.”

Individuals covered by Medicare can attend the event’s educational segment but, due to federal guidelines, will not be able to attend the free screening.  

Vein Clinics of the HCA Midwest Health Heart and Vascular Institute are part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

Please call 816-823-0668 to register. For more information and the online prescreening questionnaire and to learn more about the Vein Clinics of the HCA Midwest Health Heart and Vascular Institute visit https://hcamidwest.com/service/vein-clinic.