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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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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 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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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

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Is ndication to use aspirin in venous thrombosis?

Is ndication to use aspirin in venous thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: Anticoagulants, like warfarin, heparin, and many newer ones, are the drugs of choice vs antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin, in spite of all being blood thinners. ...Read more

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My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly: If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry. If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary. ...Read more

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Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Yes: A cerebrovascular accident (cva) means that a blood vessel in the brain has had something happen to it and a stroke (cva). Blood vessels are arteries and veins. Although we usually think of a cva as being due to a blocked artery or a bleeding artery in the brain, a vein can have a thrombosis and become blocked and cause a cva too. ...Read more

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What are the complications of treatment for cortical venous thrombosis?

What are the complications of treatment for cortical venous thrombosis?

Extension and Bleed: Medications are used to prevent propagation of the clot to more extensive areas of the cerebral venous system. Studies indicate a tendency toward better outcome in patients treated with anticoagulant therapy than in those who are not treated with anticoagulants. In einhaupl's study, even patients with cerebral hemorrhage appeared to benefit from anticoagulation. Risks are for hemorrhage or stroke. ...Read more

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Could cortical venous thrombosis be classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Could cortical venous thrombosis be classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Cortical venous: Thrombosis may cause a stroke, but cva typically used to refer to arterial stroke. ...Read more

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What are complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Several complication: Cerebral vein thrombosis can lead to brain swelling, bleeding, and further impairment of brain function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis without any residual neurological deficit?

Perhaps: Time is of the essence. Early treatment may control and reverse most, if not all of the neurological signs, but delay may result in areas of stroke. The residual deficits may respond to neuro-rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Can cortical venous thrombosis be completely cured without any neurological deficits remaining?

Possibly: There are variable causes, and treatment such as anticoagulation may often reverse most if not all of the deficit. The outcome is best when there is immediate diagnosis and treatment. A delay of even a few days could result in permanent and significant disability. ...Read more

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Can someone recover from a cortical venous thrombosis without any residual neurological deficit?

Can someone recover from a cortical venous thrombosis without any residual neurological deficit?

Yes but not a given: Early diagnosis and treatment of cvt involves anticoagulants like heparin, and in the earliest diagnosed cases, intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-pa) must be administered within 3 hours of symptom onset. Doing this can dissolve the clot and allow full return of venous flow with no residual effects, provided the patient is not at too great a risk for massive hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise in the treatment of cortical venous thrombosis?

Risk of bleeding: Anticoagulation, with Coumadin or Heparin or several newer agents, is the main treatment for clots. Older people especially have a risk of bleeding while on these, so a fall should be evaluated for a hematoma on the brain. Other risks: because it lowers vitamin k, Coumadin therapy increases the risk of arterial calcification & heart valve calcification, especially if too much vitamin d is present. ...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 are ways to rule out venous thrombosis?

What are ways to rule out venous thrombosis?

Dopplers: Venous duplex doppler studies can be performed to check for dvt. ...Read more

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Can cortical venous thrombosis be cured?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy
existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of deep venous thrombosis?

Another outcome: Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt. ...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?

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 Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

What Specialist treat Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis?

Neurologist: A neurologist could uncover cause and treat with medication to reverse and prevent further progression. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Is a diabetic venous thrombosis laser effective in treatment?

Venous thrombosis: If what you are asking is 'is laser effective in treating venous thrombosis in a diabetic? " the following applies.
Venous thrombosis is usually treated with compression, ambulation, anticoagulation, and anti-inflammatories. Deep or superficial vein involvement varies the treatment. Diabetics have arterial problems, too. See a phlebologist or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

Clot affect fatality: Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality. A large clot is more likely to cause death. ...Read more

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Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Doctor confirmed my child has deep venous thrombosis and will need to follow up. Will this be a longterm problem?

Yes: It is extremely unusual for children to develop dvt. Your child should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states (tendency to clot). A hematologist/oncologist would be a good choice for this. Dvts can cause longterm problems depending on how extensive the clot is. Compression stockings are a good idea to control swelling and prevent skin problems. Your child should be on blood thinners now. ...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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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

Testing for DVT: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can. .. ...Read more

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How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect any body health in several ways
the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity, post phlebitic syndrome. It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension. If not careful about taking your medication, it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure cortical venous thrombosis?

Treat Yes: Specific therapy for cvt involves anticoagulation or thrombolytic therapy
existing data support the use of systemic anticoagulation as an initial therapy in all patients, even in the presence of intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more

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. Al Hegab
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Thrombosis (Definition)

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