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May 28, 2020
Category: General
Tags: Blood Clots  

Blood clots affect as many as 900,000 Americans each year and cause 100,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your cardiovascular specialist, Dr. Madaiah Revana of Northeast Houston Vein Center in Houston and Humble, TX offers treatments that remove clots and help you protect your health.

How blood clots form

The scab that forms on your skin after your cut yourself is actually a blood clot. When you injure yourself, your body reacts by clumping blood cells called platelets together to stop the bleeding. The platelets produce chemicals that enhance the clotting process and trigger the production of fibrin, a protein that forms a sort of net that traps the blood and helps hold the clot together.

Although these blood clots are helpful, clots that form inside your body can be dangerous to your health.

These clots may form due to:

  • Damage or inflammation inside an artery or vein
  • Plaque, a fatty substance that can collect in your arteries
  • Slow blood flow

Clots that form in the major veins in your body are the most serious. These clots can cause a serious condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If the clots break free and travel to other parts of the body, they can cause heart attacks, strokes, and other serious health conditions.

Risk factors for blood clots

You may be more likely to develop blood clots if you're immobile for long periods of time. Your risk rises if you don't get up and walk periodically during a long flight or are confined to bed.

Other risk factors may include:

  • Taking birth control pills
  • Smoking
  • Inherited blood-clotting disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Certain heart conditions
  • Surgery or an injury

Blood clot treatment

If you are diagnosed with a blood clot, your cardiovascular specialist will create a treatment plan for you during your visit to his Houston or Humble office. Clot-dissolving medication is often very effective in eliminating clots. If medication isn't a good option, surgery may be needed to remove the clot.

Are you worried that you may have blood clots? Schedule an appointment with your cardiovascular specialist in Houston and Humble, TX, by calling (281) 446-4638, or make an appointment for a free vein screening by calling (832) 318-2357.

April 13, 2020
Category: General
Tags: Varicose Veins  

Do you wear long pants or skirts year-round to hide your varicose veins? Your Houston and Humble, TX, cardiovascular specialist, Dr. Madaiah Revana of Northeast Houston Vein Center, offers minimally invasive treatments that improve the appearance of varicose veins and ease your uncomfortable symptoms.


ClosureFast closes varicose veins using radiofrequency energy. Once the vein is closed, blood is rerouted through healthy blood vessels. During the procedure, your cardiovascular specialist inserts a catheter into the vein. The catheter delivers radiofrequency energy that heats the walls of the vein. The vein shrinks and seals itself, preventing blood from flowing through it. ClosureFast is effective for both varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.


VenaSeal also closes varicose veins but uses medical adhesive inserted through a catheter rather than radiofrequency energy. Manual pressure helps seal the vein and stop blood flow through it. After a few weeks, the closed vein is reabsorbed by your body.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Are your legs covered with ropy, bulging varicose veins? Ambulatory phlebectomy may offer the ideal solution for you. During this minimally invasive outpatient procedure, veins are removed through the skin. In addition to improving the appearance of your legs, the procedure may immediately resolve pain, burning, throbbing, and other varicose vein symptoms.


Varithena, another effective varicose vein treatment, closes veins with microfoam. This procedure can be helpful if you have issues with your Greater Saphenous Vein. When the foam fills the vein, blood can no longer enter, causing the vein to collapse and eventually disappear from view.


Asclera, a sclerotherapy treatment, targets varicose veins and spider veins. The Asclera solution includes a local anesthetic to ensure that you won't feel any pain or discomfort during the treatment. In just about a month, you'll no longer be able to see the varicose or spider vein.


VeinGogh is another option if you have spider veins. A hair-thin probe delivers microbursts of energy that heats and closes the veins. The treatment doesn't affect the outer layers of your skin and can be combined with sclerotherapy.

Interested? Give us a call

Improve your varicose veins with one of these innovative treatments! Contact your cardiovascular specialist, Dr. Madaiah Revana of Northeast Houston Vein Center at (281) 446-4638 to schedule an appointment.

By Northeast Houston Vein Center
October 01, 2019
Category: General
Tags: Welcome Blog  

Welcome to the Blog of Northeast Houston Vein Center

Northeast Houston Vein Center would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about your health and our practice.

At Northeast Houston Vein Center we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their overall health and wellbeing. Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable health care information, the latest medical developments and health advice from our dedicated team. 

Northeast Houston Vein Center hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper health care and treatments.

We welcome all comments and questions.

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