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What’s the Difference Between a CVC and a PICC?

Venous catheters are an everyday means of issuing dialysis treatment, administering medications, and taking blood. While IVs are the most known type of line used in medical scenarios, when catheters are required, a medical professional might choose a CVC or PICC. Understanding the differences between the two types of catheters is important for your health. Here’s an […]

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Mind Your Health: Exploring Gastrointestinal Services in Waldorf

Gastrointestinal diseases and related symptoms can make your life very uncomfortable. At Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we treat several gastrointestinal diseases and can provide relief from many symptoms. Some of the gastrointestinal services we offer include paracentesis, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement and changes, tunneled peritoneal catheter placement and removal, and cholecystostomy tube placement and changes. Getting a Diagnosis

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Varicose Vein Treatment at Metropolitan Vascular Institute

Chronic venous insufficiency can cause spider veins or varicose veins. Many factors can cause venous insufficiency, including age, gender, heredity, weight, multiple pregnancies, blood clots (DVT), having an occupation that requires prolonged standing or sitting, or inactivity. Regardless of the reason you have varicose veins, Metropolitan Vascular Institute can provide varicose vein treatment. Why Veins Become Varicose

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Men’s Vascular Health: Treating Enlarged Prostate and Varicocele in Men

Treatments offered by Metropolitan Vascular Institute in Waldorf, Maryland, which improve men’s vascular health, include prostate artery embolization (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and varicocele embolization. How Does PAE Improve Men’s Vascular Health? Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive and innovative procedure that can help an estimated 50% of men in their sixties and

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Three Conditions Specific to Women’s Vascular Health

Vascular health is important for everyone, but some issues impact only people of one sex or the other. That’s why women’s vascular health offers specialized services for problems specific to the female anatomy. If you’ve never looked into such issues, now is a great time to start learning. In particular, you can learn about three fairly

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Frequently Asked Questions About Peripheral Vascular Disease

You’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in your legs, and your doctor said it could be peripheral vascular disease. But what does that actually mean, and what do you need to know about it? Let’s go over some frequently asked questions to help get you up to speed. What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease? Peripheral vascular disease

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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Diabetes is a chronic disease where the body cannot produce enough insulin, allowing too much blood sugar to remain in the bloodstream. Diabetes can put you at risk of other medical conditions when left untreated. One of these conditions is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is when the peripheral arteries narrow due to a buildup of

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When Is Vascular Imaging Necessary?

Vascular imaging, or vascular ultrasound, is a non-invasive test to evaluate blood flow and diagnose certain conditions. The Metropolitan Vascular Institute offers a few different options for vascular imaging, including the Venous Doppler and venous duplex ultrasound, which utilize high-frequency sound waves to collect detailed images of the blood vessels. Learn more about vascular imaging,

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