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Overview

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside your body. A clot is a clump of blood that has changed from a liquid state to a gelatinous like solid state. Deep vein blood clots[read article]

Tests for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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D-Dimer Assay Test
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Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the flow of blood through your arteries and blood vessels-usually those in your extremities. Vascular flow studies...  More
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Limb plethysmography is a test that is typically performed if a doctor suspects blockage or narrowing in your blood vessels. A different test, called an arteriograp...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A fibrinogen activity test is also known as a factor I assay. It is used to determine the level of fibrinogen in your blood. Fibrinogen , or factor I, is a blood pl...  More
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When you bleed, your body has natural defenses that keep you from losing too much blood. These defenses are collectively known as clotting. Chemicals that aid in th...  More
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Leg venography , also called lower extremity venography or phlebography, offers a way for doctors to see the veins in your legs. Veins do not normally show up on X-...  More
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Impedance Plethysmography
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Vascular MRI
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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Plethysmography measures changes in volume in different areas of your body. It involves blood pressure cuffs or other sensors that are attached to a machine called ...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A venogram, also known as venography, is a test that lets your doctor see your veins on an X-ray. (Veins cannot be seen on a normal X-ray.) You'll be injected ...  More
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Screening
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Medical Procedures for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Intermittent Compression Therapy
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Insertion of Vena Cava Filter
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Implantation of Umbrella Into Vena Cava
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Surgical Procedures for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Thrombectomy
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Prescribed Medications for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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HEPARIN (HEP a rin) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart. It stops clots from forming or getting bigger...  More
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WARFARIN (WAR far in) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart.  More
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ENOXAPARIN (ee nox a PA rin) is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs o...  More
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UROKINASE (yoor uh KAHY neys) breaks-up blood clots. It is used to treat large blood clots formed in the lungs.  More
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TINZAPARIN (tin ZA pa rin) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.  More
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ALTEPLASE (AL te plase) can dissolve blood clots that form in the heart, blood vessels, or lungs after a heart attack. This medicine is also given to improve recove...  More
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FONDAPARINUX is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.  More
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RIVAROXABAN (ri va ROX a ban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is used after knee or hip surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to lower the ch...  More
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Self Care for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Application of Elastic Stockings
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Herbs and Supplements for Deep Vein Thrombosis What's this?

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Interest in aortic acid began in the 1960s and focused on atherosclerosis (hardening of the artieries). This was a logical place to begin research, as aortic extrac...  More
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