deep vein thrombosis


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deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombos) in a vein deep within the muscle, typically in the thigh or calf. It is caused by disease or the lack of activity such as sitting for hours at a computer screen. If part of the thrombos breaks off, it becomes an embolism, which can travel through the heart and block the arteries to the lungs. Prevention of this condition is less sitting and more walking. For more information, visit www.dvt.net. See medical conditions.
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The results of this study indicate that concurrent deep vein thrombosis is more likely when superficial vein thrombosis affects the lower leg," they added.
Application of a diagnostic clinical model for the management of hospitalized patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis.
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The women's lawyers told the court that scientists had estimated healthy women not taking oral contraceptives have a five in 100,000 chance of developing deep vein thrombosis.
The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was assessed in a prospective study of 77 patients who had been referred to two cardiac catheterization centers.
The establishments of the all-party group has also been welcomed by Ruth Christoffersen, chairwoman of the Relatives and Victims of Air Related Deep Vein Thrombosis group, whose 28-year-old daughter Emma died from DVT.
When patients with the worst compliance were deleted from the analysis, the incidence of deep vein thrombosis was 29% among those on low-dose heparin, 24% among those on high-dose heparin, and 25% among those on enoxaparin.
Pensioner Thomas Lamb, 68, suffered from deep vein thrombosis after returning from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia in 2000.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Pipeline Review, H2 2011', provides an overview of the Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) therapeutic pipeline.
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Of the group of 1,524 women, who had an average age of 37, 859 had suffered a deep vein thrombosis of the leg, 495 had had a pulmonary embolism and 111 had had both.