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Hi doc ..... may i know what are heart conditions we should check for in deep vein thrombosis patients and complications.... thanku ... :)?

Hi doc ..... may i know what are heart conditions we should check for in deep vein thrombosis patients and complications.... thanku ... :)?

Heart: Heart is not typically affected in DVT and does not need to be checked, unless it is believed that a concomitant, not related, heart condition is present. Pulmonary embolism is a notorious, deadly sometimes, complication of DVT and that can cause heart strain. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

At what age is deep vein thrombosis more likely?

Specifics unclear: Several risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (dvt), such as immobility and cancer, increase with increased age. However, it is hard to identify a cutoff age where there is a noticeable jump in likelihood. One study indicates occurrence of DVT goes from 17 per 100, 00 in those aged 40-49, to 232 per 100, 000 in those aged 70-79. Other studies show a noticeable difference after age 40-55. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

Keep moving: There are few drugs that actually prevent dvt. The best thing is to avoid sitting for long periods such as a plane ride or car ride without moving. Stop the car and walk around every 2 hours or so. Get up in an airplane and move around or use the bathroom every few hours. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what you know about deep vein thrombosis. Is it something that takes months?

Usually Acute: Almost all dvts present as acute problem . With time they will progress to chronic DVT which may present as swelling in the legs , discoloration and ulcers . This chronic phase can last forever. ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis in the elderly considered very serious?

Is deep vein thrombosis in the elderly considered very serious?

Dvt: These patient can be fall risks so anti coagulation therapy is riskier in this cohort. Vic filters can have their own complication. ...Read more

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What to do for homecare nursing for someone with deep vein thrombosis?

What to do for homecare nursing for someone with deep vein thrombosis?

Depends: Activity should not be restricted. Bedrest is actually not recommended any more. Rather frequent blood tests are needed, initially, as dr. Toppin mentioned and once or twice daily shots are often given for a few days. It is important to watch what you eat on some blood thinners. But for someone who has been, otherwise, relatively healthy, there might be little need for homecare nursing. ...Read more

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What are the physiologic needs for a patient with deep vein thrombosis?

What are the physiologic needs for a patient with deep vein thrombosis?

Compression: Apart from anticoagulation as the other doctors said, the most important thing that is needed is to wear 30-40 mm hg graduated compression stockings from 2 years. Knee high stockings are adequate but they must be worn in order to decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome--a potentially debilitating lifelong complication of deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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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


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