New Vein Center Offers Specialized Care for People with Venous Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – An estimated 20 percent of adults suffer needlessly from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) – a common cause of varicose veins and venous ulcers as well as leg pain and swelling, according to the Vascular Disease Foundation. In addition, a US study reported that 27 percent of American adults had some form of venous disease in their legs.

Venous disease is when disease like CVI occurs in the veins – one of three types of blood vessels whose function is to return blood back to the heart from all parts of the body.

With the opening of Baptist Health Vein Center, central Arkansas residents have access to specialized treatment from highly trained professionals for venous disease. Often those with venous disease suffer from numbness, cramps, swelling, throbbing, restlessness and/or burning sensations in the legs, which can make day-to-day activities painful or almost impossible.

The Baptist Health Vein Center will officially open at 9501 Baptist Health Drive, Suite 830 in the Medical Towers II building on Tuesday, April 15. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the clinic’s telephone number will be 501-202-4920. However, the vein center will be conducting free screenings beforehand on Tuesday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration is required for the free screening. Potential participants may call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST to register.