Heart Care Centers of Florida
Interventional Cardiologists located in Titusville, FL & New Smyrna Beach, FL & Merritt Island, Florida
If persistent leg swelling is affecting your mobility and quality of life, you may have an underlying cardiovascular condition. At Heart Care Centers of Florida, the team offers comprehensive diagnostic testing in-office to identify the cause of leg swelling. They also tailor treatment plans to quickly alleviate swelling and improve blood circulation to your legs. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for leg swelling, call the office in Merritt Island, New Smyrna Beach, or Titusville, Florida, today or schedule an appointment online.
Leg Swelling Q & A
What causes leg swelling?
There are several reasons you may experience persistent leg swelling.
The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida can diagnose many of the common causes of leg swelling, including cardiovascular-related conditions like:
- Heart failure
- Venous insufficiency
- Thrombophlebitis (blood clots in the leg)
- Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle issues)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pericarditis (heart inflammation)
You may also develop leg swelling because of weight challenges, chronic kidney disease, or the use of certain medications to control diabetes and high blood pressure.
When should I seek treatment for leg swelling?
While you may experience occasional leg swelling if you stand for long periods or because of an injury. That type of swelling may go away on its own when you rest.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Heart Care Centers of Florida if you have persistent or unexplained leg swelling. Because the swelling can relate to blood clots and other serious cardiovascular conditions, it’s important that you get an accurate diagnosis without delay.
The providers use advanced diagnostic technologies to evaluate your cardiovascular health and identify the cause of leg swelling. They also customize treatment plans to treat the underlying condition that contributes to the swelling.
How is leg swelling treated?
Your treatment plan for leg swelling depends on the cause of your condition. The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida offer several treatment options to reduce swelling and address the underlying cardiovascular conditions that contribute to swelling.
Treatment options may include:
Venefit™ is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy damaged, enlarged leg veins (varicose veins). Blood reroutes to nearby, healthy veins to improve blood circulation in your legs and feet.
Sclerotherapy is another minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. The treatment uses a solvent to irritate the damaged vein, so it eventually collapses.
A phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure to remove damaged leg veins through small incisions to improve blood flow through your legs.
Endovenous laser technologies are available to destroy damaged leg veins. This treatment offers long-lasting results and requires no incisions or long recovery times.
There are also medications available to reduce swelling in your legs. To prevent additional swelling that relates to poor blood circulation in your legs, you may also benefit from wearing compression stockings.
The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida can determine which treatments are right for you and discuss your options during your initial consultation.
To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for leg swelling, call the Heart Care Centers of Florida office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
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