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Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Must be ruled out: Vascular conditions must be ruled out as part of the injury evaluation and treatment. Vascular conditions after an injury are not uncommon; they often are missed because they're not suspected and don't have symptoms right away. A missed vascular condition after injury can be devastating. If you are injured, ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible vascular condition.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Pts that are injured are often imobile and can form deep vien thrombosis. These are blood clots in the deep viens of the legs and pelvis. The can travel to the lungs and are called pulmonary emboli.

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