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  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Medications

    Read about drugs used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

  2. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Treatment Overview

    The main goals of treatment for deep vein thrombosis include preventing the blood clot from becoming larger and preventing clot from traveling to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

  3. Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Compression Stockings: How to Use Them

  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis - When To Call a Doctor

    For deep vein thrombosis, call 911 or other emergency services if you have a sudden onset of shortness of breath and/or chest pain or are coughing up blood (hemoptysis).

  5. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause

    Learn about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and what causes it.

  6. Doppler Ultrasound

    A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel.

  7. Anticoagulants Other Than Warfarin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Rivaroxaban for Deep Vein Thrombosis.

  8. 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.

  9. Warfarin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Oral anticoagulants for deep vein thrombosis.

  10. 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 ...

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