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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May?Thurner syndrome resulting in acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis during the second trimester of pregnancy.
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All male and female patients between 15 to 45 years who were diagnosed as Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism with single or recurrent episodes were included in the study.
The Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis study a randomized controlled trial primarily funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health was designed to determine whether performing the procedure as part of initial treatment for patients when they are first diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis would reduce the number of people who later develop the syndrome.
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: a complication of an indwelling peripherally inserted central venous catheter.
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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.
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