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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Keywords: Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary embolism, Prothrombin gene mutation
Characterizing resolution of catheter-associated upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.
He was admitted to James Cook University Hospital in cardiac arrest caused by deep vein thrombosis and was pronounced dead at 3.
Upon closing, the Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency business will become part of Cardinal Health's Medical segment, which is led by Don Casey, the segment's chief executive officer.
As sedentary lifestyles become common, the threat of deep vein thrombosis continues to grow and claim an ever larger number of lives.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Researchers examined participants' history of asthma and the medication they used to control their symptoms, along with any previous diagnoses of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.
An England and Wales Cricket Board statement read: "Andrew Flintoff recently suffered a common complication of surgery, a minor deep vein thrombosis in his right calf.
There are different risk factors, many of which are the same as risk factors for deep vein thrombosis such as varicose veins, thrombophilia (a disorder in which the blood clots too easily), use of oral contraceptives, trauma, malignancy or a period of immobility.