By Samuel P. Martin, MD, FACS Founder & Medical Director
Vascular Vein Centers is an essential medical practice and continues to remain open to serve our patients. We encourage our patients to follow CDC guidelines and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Could COVID-19 Cause a Stroke?
A stroke may occur when a blood clot blocks the blood flow through a blood vessel in the brain. Blood can form when there is inflammation and/or the blood comes hypercoagulable.
The article below reports of clotting in major arteries & veins of the body in patients with COVID-19 and is concerning because it is not seen with influenza symptoms or signs of a stroke require emergent hospital care.
WEBMD BLOG- HEART HEALTH: Could COVID-19 Be Causing Strokes? Know the Signs
If you or a loved one develops sudden leg swelling or new leg pain, this is not typically an emergency requiring a hospital but can be evaluated in a timely fashion (24-48 hours).
Vascular Vein Centers is available to see you and a visit to the hospital can be avoided.
Our hotline is open 24/7. Schedule your appointment
VASCULAR VEIN CENTER COVID-19 UPDATE
Our Safety and Disinfecting Precautions
To keep both you and our staff safe, we have implemented extra safety measures:
- Screening Questions: We will ask you a few questions to ensure the safety of you and our staff members before your encounter.
- Reduced Waiting Room Time: You'll go from your car to an exam room with little wait time.
- Increased Disinfecting: Throughout the day, we are constantly disinfecting our common areas and high-touchpoint areas.
Revised Visitor Policy: At this time, it is best for everyone's safety that we do not allow non-patient visitors in our offices. (Exceptions allowed for patients who need assistance.)
TELEHEALTH Appointments Available
For specific appointment types, we are now offering TELEHEALTH; appointments accomplished via telephone or video conferencing. Make sure to ask when you call so we can accommodate you.
At this time, we are only allowing a patient visitor for physical or emotional needs. In some cases, we may ask the patient or visitor to wait outside during the patient appointment. Visitors are required to answer screening questions upon entry.
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If you have a fever greater than 100.4 or symptoms of a respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment:
Toll free: (877) 244-8558
For most recent updates:
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
FLORIDA'S COVID-19 DATA & SURVEILLANCE DASHBOARD
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION