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Thrombus (Overview)

Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke.


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What is a thrombus?

What is a thrombus?

Blood clot: A thrombus is a blood clot, generally one that forms within a blood vessel or inside the heart. ...Read more

Thrombus (Overview)

Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke.


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What are major complications of venous thrombus?

What are major complications of venous thrombus?

Pulmonary embolism: A deep vein thrombus can lead to a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung).

This can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What is the definition or description of: thrombus?

A blood clot: Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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What factors place a person at risk for thrombus formation?

Genetic and others: There are several inherited factors that, if positive, can increase risk of clotting. There are factors that can be increased due infection or other illness that can increase clotting risk. Older age is also a factor. Decreased mobility is also a risk factor, and this can very predictable after certain surgeries. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Is there any correlation between heparin and thrombus formation?

Is there any correlation between heparin and thrombus formation?

HIT syndrome: Heparin is used to prevent thrombus formation.
In a small number of people, heparin binds to a platelet antigen, factor 4, and results in antibody formation that causes platelet activation and formation of microthrombi. You may consult this article for more information on this topic:
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600013/ ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What's the difference between thrombus and embolus?

What's the difference between thrombus and embolus?

Clots: A thrombus is a blood clot. An embolus can be a blood clot but it is referred to any object (clot, plaque or foreingn object ie coil) that breaks off and is taken down stream in the circulation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

See below: It means there is a dilatation of the middle cerebral artery and the dilated area has a blood clot associated with it. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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What is the difference between a thrombus and an embolus?

What is the difference between a thrombus and an embolus?

DVT and PE: A thrombus is a blood clot that is attached to a vein and does not move. An embolus is a blood clot that has broken free and moves through the veins in your body. ...Read more

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How often is a PICC flushed to prevent internal thrombus formation? Is it different Arrow (open tip) vs Bard (closed tip)? Which is better?

How often is a PICC flushed to prevent internal thrombus formation? Is it different Arrow (open tip) vs Bard (closed tip)? Which is better?

Here is: A helpful article which should answer your questions.

https://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/Peripherally_inserted_central_catheter ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Is a thrombus in carotid life threatening?

Yes: Thrombus is clot. Most carotid disease is detected as plaque thickening the wall of the artery, and if severe can send small emboli (clots) to the brain causing a stroke or ministroke. The only frank carotid thrombosis I have seen was one day after endarterectomy, eating breakfast one minute, not talking the next. Prompt re-operation brought her back to full function, no deficits. ...Read more

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Is a thrombus in the carotid life threatening?

Is a thrombus in the carotid life threatening?

Yes it can: If the the thrombus is causing complete blockage of the carotid artery then you are safe, but if the thrombus is partially obstructing the lumen of the artery then the patient is at high risk of developing strokes. You must talk to your vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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When a thrombus travels through the vascular system what is it called?

When a thrombus travels through the vascular system what is it called?

Embolism: The process is embolism. The blood clot, thrombus, breaks loose and becomes a thromboembolus. If it lodges in the lung, the result is pulmonary thromboembolism. If it lodges in the brain, the result is cerebral thromboembolism and so forth. ...Read more

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Can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

Can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What are the differences between thrombus, thrombosis and atherosclerosis?

What are the differences between thrombus, thrombosis and atherosclerosis?

Clots: thrombus is a clot;
thrombosis is the process of forming a thrombus;
atherosclerosis is the disease characterized by inflammation in the vessels associated with lipid filled material in the walls of the vessel, calcification of the vessels may also be present. ...Read more

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After a mi, 3 strokes, scad, thrombus, now quivering chest pain always from 1 am and 5 am. If mssge my chest roughly, qvring subsides. What is this?

Hard: To say. Given previous history the concern would be for an arrythmia. See your cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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MRI - the liver appears normal without mass, porta hepatis lymphadenopathy or venous thrombus. U/S hepatic echogencity normal. Please interpret.

MRI - the liver appears normal without mass, porta hepatis lymphadenopathy or venous thrombus. U/S hepatic echogencity normal. Please interpret.

Normal exams.: The description you have posted is that of a normal liver. Feel free to ask your primary physician to explain the outcome of all of your tests. If you would like a second opinion of your MRI, feel free to schedule a HealthTap Concierge Inbox Consult with me and I can review your images and provide a complete explanation. ...Read more

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Can you have an elevated D-dimer (1.671) without thrombus? I have APS + SS, and on Xarelto 10 mg.

Can you have an elevated D-dimer (1.671) without thrombus? I have APS + SS, and on Xarelto 10 mg.

Yes: There are many causes of elevated D-dimer, other than clot. D-dimer test is good for excluding clot, if the test is negative, but a positive result does not equate to a clot and requires additional investigation. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between thrombus, thrombosis and atherosclerosis?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between thrombus, thrombosis and atherosclerosis?

All different: Thrombus is a clot either in an artery or a vein. Thrombosis is the result of the clot being in the artery or vein. I.E. A thrombus causes a thrombosis of the vein. Atherosclerosis is the process of plaque build up in arteries (so called hardening of the arteries). ...Read more

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Are there any physicians thst will remove a mild case of hemmoroid or does it have to go into thrombus before surgery is considered?

Are there any physicians thst will remove a mild case of hemmoroid or does it have to go into thrombus before surgery is considered?

NO and no: Usually a surgeon will not remove a mild case of hemorrhoids. The case does not have to go to thrombus to be treated but is usually more of a problem to be treated either surgically or to be banded. This is a less invasive way to treat them and less complications.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are bones predisposed to thrombus and later embolus?

Pulmonary embolism: Bones themselves do not cause a thrombus or embolus. When doctors treat bones with casts or surgery it slows the blood flow in the veins around those bones. The slowing of the blood flow is what causes the thrombus and the embolus. ...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