Taking the birth control pill raises a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot by two to four times. But, as a vascular internist explains, that the risk is still relatively low. Here’s what you need to know.
When you’re at risk of dangerous blood clots, your doctor will usually prescribe blood-thinning medicine. But if drugs aren’t an option, a temporary filter placed below your kidneys can protect you. Learn when these filters should be removed.
The leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease, is not something that should be taken lightly. Here are five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
If you have been short of breath or having a hard time breathing, tell your doctor if you have a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. This can help uncover a condition that isn’t identifiable through routine tests. The condition is called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and it can be difficult to … Read More
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Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem. Signs of a serious blood clot Thrombosis is a medical term for blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis … Read More
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one of the deep-seated veins in your body. Certain genetic conditions increase your risk for DVT, as do medical conditions (such as obesity or pregnancy) and certain medications. Lifestyle factors such as sitting for extended periods of time or smoking also … Read More
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is an increasingly common occurrence for both inpatients and outpatients. This problem leads to swelling and disability. Thrombolysis is an inpatient procedure that provides long-term relief and reduced health risks for patients.