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10/29/2013Dr. Carl Fastabend Presents Information at National Conference
  Carl P. Fastabend, M.D., local cardiologist, vein expert and owner/Medical Director of The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, recently presented an informative session on Intravascular Ultrasound in Pelvic Vein Compression at the 2013 "The Veins” Venous Endovascular Interventional Strategies Conference held in Chicago, Illinois.

2/25/2014 Fastabend and Conner Attend National Forum
 Lake Charles vein disorder expert and owner/founder of the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, Dr. Carl Fastabend and Nurse Practitioner, Robert Conner attended the 26th annual American Venous Forum in New Orleans, February 19-21.
4/17/2014 Fastabend and Credeur Attend National Symposium
 Carl Fastabend, M.D., and Brian Credeur, N.P., both with the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, attended the Venous Symposium in late March. The symposium, held in New York City, covered all aspects of venous disease and presented the latest in vein therapy and advanced treatment protocols.
6/16/2014 New Office - Lafayette, LA
 The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana has opened a new office in Lafayette at 1700, Kaliste Saloom Rd. The office is located in Building 2, Suite 201. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
7/17/2015 Dr. Fastabend Certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
 Dr. Fastabend Certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
3/15/2017 Dr. Fastabend Serves as Guest Speaker
4/24/2017 Dr. Fastabend Serves as Instructor for Masters Program
5/1/2017 Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana Announces Move to New Office in Lake Charles
5/31/2017 Dr. Fastabend Trains other Physicians on Intravascular Ultrasound
6/29/2017 Erasing Spider Veins - KPLC 7 News Health Cast
10/13/2017Dr. Fastabend's Research Published in Journal of Vascular Surgery
1/15/2014 Can Unsightly Veins be Prevented?
  You probably don’t think much about vein problems unless you have them, but a little knowledge may help you take steps to minimize your chances of getting them.
2/3/2014 How Healthy Are Your Veins?
  Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the flow of blood through the veins is impaired. It can be caused by a number of disorders of the veins, particularly deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) or varicose veins in the legs.
3/5/2014 Leg Pain? The Problem Could be your Pelvis
  In 2012 doctors in Houston told Debra Hebert there was nothing more they could do for her. Plagued by circulation problems, she was having a hard time getting around and making it through a 12-hour shift as a pipeline documenter. The fatigue was bad enough to put her into a state of depression.
6/13/2014 Unsightly Veins More than a Cosmetic Annoyance
  Connie Guillot used to be plagued by constant feelings of heaviness and tiredness in her legs. In addition to her physical aches and pains, she was embarrassed to wear clothing that would show her legs, due to some very visible and bulging veins.



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