Varicose and Spider Veins
November 12, 2020
Varicose veins, and smaller versions called spider veins, are abnormal, dilated blood vessels that often form in the legs. While just a cosmetic issue for many, in some cases these can lead to serious problems like blood clots or nonhealing wounds. Join Mindi Kasper, CNP, nurse practitioner in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, to learn about these common conditions and when to seek help from a specialist.
Participants will learn:
- How varicose veins form
- The potential dangers of not treating varicose veins
- Latest therapy options, from lifestyle changes to minimally invasive procedures
- What happens to blood flow after a vein is treated or removed
An audience question and answer segment is included.
- Learn more about UH Heart & Vascular services.
- Find a UH Vascular Surgeon.