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Vein Disease

March 30, 2017 | svh

Types of vein diseaseVaricose veins Spider veins Chronic venous insufficiencyVaricose Veins Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that appear most often on the legs. They...Read More

Top 10 tips for good cardiovascular health

December 5, 2016 | svh

According to the Heart Foundation, 33 per cent of deaths that occur annually in New Zealand are caused by cardiovascular disease. Shockingly, that means that every 90 minutes, a New Zealander dies...Read More

5 things you didn’t know about DVTs

March 22, 2016 | svh

 We’re most at risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after a long-haul flight, right?Actually, there are lots of other situations that may cause the sometimes life-threatening...Read More

Specialist Vascular Ultrasound Referral

March 16, 2016 | svh

Non-invasive diagnosis, with a specialist’s opinionOur dedicated vascular ultrasound service is available for your patients. Our ultrasound service is available in Wellington, Lower Hutt,...Read More

3 good reasons to get your veins checked

March 12, 2016 | svh

They don’t get better with age Thirty something Gavin Lloyd is an active guy, he runs and cycles as often as he can and has done the ‘Coast to coast’ more than once. Having his...Read More

Spider Veins: Causes and Treatments

December 9, 2015 | svh

Spider veins are also commonly known as thread veins or surface veins. They occur on the legs and on the face. They typically range in colour from red/pink to dark blue/purple. They are small...Read More

5 top tips for veins this Spring

November 10, 2015 | svh

As we emerge from our Winter slumber, it’s time to shed those layers and place a priority on your health this Spring. Here are 5 simple ways to keep veins and arteries healthy.1. Play with...Read More

Varicose veins in pregnancy

October 31, 2015 | svh

Varicose veins are swollen veins near the surface of the skin. It is very common for pregnant women to develop varicose veins during the second trimester of pregnancy.  This happens for a number...Read More