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Doctor insights on: Arterial Thrombosis Vs Venous Thrombosis

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What information should I know about acute arterial thrombosis?

What information should I know about acute arterial thrombosis?

Bad: Arteries can be plugged by thrombus or embolus in the lumen. This can cause ischemia of tissue and can result in severe damage (like a stroke). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What causes mesenteric arterial thrombosis?

What causes mesenteric arterial thrombosis?

3 major factors: Condition of the artery (caliber, plaque, injury, inflammation...) viscosity of the blood (hydration, tobacco, blood element derangement...) and the force of the blood flow (stasis, poor heart functions...) are the main factors leading to mesentary arterial thrombosis. It can happen in association to an embolic event. ...Read more

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What is the common immediate life threatening situation in arterial thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis?

What is the common immediate life threatening situation in arterial thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis?

Several: Arterial gangrene and sepsis,
or stroke and paralysis
or in kidney- renal failure
or in heart heart attack

venous - pulmonary embolism, arrythmia,
post phlebitis ulcers and immobility and infection. ...Read more

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What's the difference between arterial and venous thrombosis?

What's the difference between arterial and venous thrombosis?

180 degrees: Arterial thrombosis is stoppage of blood flow from the heart to different parts of the body. The result is tissue death: in arteries to the heart=heart attack; in arteries to the legs=gangrene. Venous thrombosis is within veins which return blood to the heart. It may be in deep veins which is a serious matter often requiring anticoagulation, and in superficial veins appearing red, painful. ...Read more

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What are the differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

What are the differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

Throbosis=clot: A thrombosis is a blood clot. The veins are redundant meaning that there are a lot of them draining a certain area. So a venous thrombosis is usually not really important except for discomfort as long as it is in the surface veins. One in the deep veins is a medical emergency. The arteries are less redundant and a clot in an artery can damage the area it supplies and can be very serious. ...Read more

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What are the practical differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

What are the practical differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

Different outcome: Arterial thrombosis occurs when there is stoppage of blood flow in an artery due to arteriosclerosis or embolus. The part that is fed by the artery is injured by the lack of blood supply. Venous thrombosis comes on after there is stagnant flow, injury to the vein lining, and abnormalities in blood components. There is local pain, but rarely tissue injury. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the clincal differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

Woud you please discuss the clincal differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

Depends on extent: In the acute setting arterial thrombosis can result in profound ischemia of the target organ. For example, acute thrombosis of a leg artery may lead to a leg that dies or a stroke may occur if the carotid artery acutely thromboses. Because veins drain an organ, acute thrombosis usually results in swelling. If bad enough the swelling may result in ischemia as well by causing a backup in flow. ...Read more

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What is cortical venous thrombosis?

What is cortical venous thrombosis?

Rare condition: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (cvst) is a rare form of stroke that results from thrombosis (a blood clot) of the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures. ...Read more

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Cortical venous thrombosis -- what is it?

Cortical venous thrombosis -- what is it?

Vascular condition: Cortical venous thrombosis is a vascular condition where the cortical veins that normally drain blood away from the cortex of the brain develop blockages, leading to a buildup of blood in the brain. ...Read more

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How do I find other people with sagital sinus venous thrombosis?

Difficult: Due to hippa rules no physician will divulge info regarding other patients. Try searching on the internet try webmd. ...Read more

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My daughter has deep venous thrombosis. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has deep venous thrombosis. Will this affect her health?

Compression: One of the best things your daughter can do, besides taking blood thinners, is to wear graduated compression stockings. She can decrease her risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if she wears 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having her dvt. ...Read more

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Theoretically is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis even when problems are encountered?

NO: Cerebral venous thrombosis (cvt) can result in death or permanent disability, but usually has a favorable prognosis. ...Read more

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What is venous thrombosis?

What is venous thrombosis?

Vein Blood Clot: Venous thrombosis most often occurs in the leg veins. If it is in the deep leg veins it is called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). This is a dangerous condition requiring medical attention and treatment with blood thinners. If the clot is in veins under the skin it is not particularly serious and is treated with moist heat and drugs like motrin. ...Read more

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What leads to venous thrombosis?

What leads to venous thrombosis?

Several causes: Venous thrombosis, or blood clots in the veins, can result from a number of causes such as injury to the vein wall, sluggish blood flow (as might occur when one is bedridden), and clotting abnomality where the blood has a tendency to clot (also known as hypercoaguability). ...Read more

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What exactly is venous thrombosis?

Blood clots: Thrombosis is clotting and when it is in the vein it is called venous thrombosis...If it is inflamed it si called throbophlebitis...The causes are several from inherited coagulation disorders to trauma to low blood flow to obstruction to the proximal vein to name a few. ...Read more

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What is meant by venous thrombosis?

What is meant by venous thrombosis?

Venous thrombosis: This means a blood clot in a vein, most typically in a leg vein
symptoms would be local pain, possibly redness or warmth, swellling. ...Read more

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How do you treat venous thrombosis?

How do you treat venous thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: If you have deep venous thrombosis, the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a heparinoid like Lovenox (enoxaparin) initially for about 4 to 7 days, with long term oral treatment with warfarin or Xarelto. The duration of treatment depends on the extent of the thrombosis and other coexisting issues. A vascular surgery consultation is indicated. ...Read more

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What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

Deep vein blood clot: A blood clot occurring in a deep vein is a deep venous thrombosis. Several risk factors and causes like immobility, injury, birth control pills or malignancy can be involved. Clots can grow and travel causing leg swelling or death if in the lung. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more