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  1. D-Dimer Test

    A d-dimer test is a blood test that measures a substance that is released when a blood clot breaks up. Doctors order the d-dimer test, along with other lab tests and imaging scans, to help check for blood-clotting problems. A d-dimer test can also be used to check how well a treatment is working.

  2. Warfarin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Oral anticoagulants for deep vein thrombosis.

  3. Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely

    Warfarin is a medicine that helps prevent blood clots. Because it prevents clots,it also helps prevent heart attacks,strokes,and other problems caused by blood clots. It's important to know how to take warfarin safely. What is warfarin? Why is safety an issue when you take warfarin? How do you take warfarin safely? Where to go from here Aortic Valve Regurgitation Atrial Fibrillation ...

  4. Unfractionated Heparin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Unfractionated heparin for deep vein thrombosis.

  5. Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview

    Some people are born with an increased tendency to form blood clots,which increases their risk for developing blood clots in the legs ( deep vein thrombosis ) and in the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). This tendency is due to inherited blood-clotting irregularities,which are generally related to: Mutated genes (such as factor V Leiden,factor II). Decreased amounts of certain proteins (protein ...

  6. Blood Clots in the Leg Veins - Topic Overview

    Blood clots can happen in veins. A blood clot in a vein close to the skin isn't likely to cause problems. But having blood clots in deep veins is called deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis happens most often in the legs. This problem can lead to a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism).The deep veins of the leg have different terms to describe their location:Upper (proximal) leg veins are those above the knee but below the waist. Popliteal veins are located behind the knee.Iliac and femoral veins are in the groin area.Lower (distal) leg veins are those below the knee. Distal leg veins are located in the calf and ankle.A person with a blood clot in a deep upper (proximal) leg vein is at increased risk for a blood clot in the lung or other complications.

  7. Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Low-molecular-weight heparins for deep vein thrombosis.

  8. Blood Thinners Other Than Warfarin: Taking Them Safely

    Blood thinners are medicines that help prevent blood clots. Al though they are called blood thinners, they don't really thin the blood. They slow down the time it takes for a blood clot to form.You have to be careful when you take blood thinner medicines. They can raise the risk of serious bleeding. But you can do some simple things to help prevent problems. This Actionset is about all blood thinner medicines except warfarin (Coumadin). There are some extra steps you have to take if you take warfarin. To learn more, see Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely.  What is a blood thinner? Why must you be careful when taking blood thinners? How do you take blood thinner medicine safely? Where to go from hereReturn to topic:Atrial FibrillationCoronary Artery DiseaseDeep Vein ThrombosisHeart Attack and Unstable AnginaHeart FailurePulmonary EmbolismStrokeTransient Ischemic Attack

  9. Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Learn more from WebMD about treating deep vein thrombosis.

  10. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Exams and Tests

    Learn more about exams and tests used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.

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