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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

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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 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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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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 Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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