When leg swelling strikes, don’t panic and jump to the worst possible conclusion. Learn about some of the causes here.
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
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
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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.