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How fast does a DVT in the calf area travel to the heart if broken off or small enough to travel?

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How fast does a DVT in the calf area travel to the heart if broken off or small enough to travel?

Immediate: If a piece of clot breaks off and travels, it can get to the long too quickly to do anything about trying to stop it. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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How likely is a heart attack 2 months after recieving a clot busting drug for a possible DVT that didn't show up on 2 leg sonograms?

How likely is a heart attack 2 months after recieving a clot busting drug for a possible DVT that didn't show up on 2 leg sonograms?

Possible: No correlation unless you have coagulopathy problems .>i think you will benefit from a hematology evaluation as to if you have factor 5 deficiency ...Read more

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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?

I have r  lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray  fatty deposits around heart ?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read more

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Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Event recorder: Supraventricular tachycardias are fairly common in young adults. This can cause similar symptoms. To know if that is the case, you need to have an event recorder to determine what is your heart rythm when you are having the symptoms. Transient atrial flutter or other supraventricular tachycardia with rapid ventricular response could cause it. Cut caffeine, nicotine and stress. Beta blocker. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

Aspirin, movement: If you're able to take a baby aspirin, those are always great. Also, support/compression stockings might be helpful. Finally, and most important, move your legs! :) tap your toes, pump your legs, etc, at regular intervals. Movement is key. ...Read more

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What are sedation options for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Which 1 is the safest? I read a risk of stroke, heart attack, DVT , etc with sedation

What are sedation options for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Which 1 is the safest? I read a risk of stroke, heart attack, DVT , etc with sedation

NoneOptimal-Baseline: Since arterial disease (the principle basis for all cardiovascular events) typically begins in childhood & plaque ruptures (Not narrowing) & clots are what produce sudden cardiovascular events, including DVT, are possible 24/7 & ?ed with any stressors, including procedures/sedation; such events happen. Given baseline age&sex, odds of problems are low. Study may answers & optimize disease drivers. ...Read more

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Had a nuclear stress test done today. Due to dvt, couldn't do treadmill instead they used lexiscan. Read about lexiscn leading to heart att. Worried.

Had a nuclear stress test done today. Due to dvt, couldn't do treadmill instead they used lexiscan. Read about lexiscn leading to heart att. Worried.

Don't Worry Be Happy: The risks you were worried about relative to the Lexiscan injection would have occurred during the test. Such risks are present for any stress test which is why they are always done with a physician and resuscitation equipment available. Every test we take or don't take is associated with some risk. We try to balance risk vs benefits. ...Read more

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