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  1. Compression Stockings for Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

    Specially fitted compression stockings are designed to treat or help prevent blood clots from developing in deep leg veins. These stockings are available from a medical supply store with a doctor's prescription or over the counter at some pharmacies. There are generally two types of compression stockings used for leg deep vein thrombosis. The type recommended will usually be based upon one of ...

  2. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause

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

  3. Thrombolytic Medicines for Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Thrombolytic medicines,such as streptokinase,urokinase,or tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA),interfere with the action of thrombin,which is needed to form blood clots. These medicines help to dissolve blood clots and may be used to treat pulmonary embolism in life-threatening situations. Research continues on the best use of thrombolytics to treat pulmonary embolism. All ...

  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Prevention

    Preventive measures are used before and after any procedure or event that increases your risk of deep vein thrombosis. These measures include:Taking anticoagulants to prevent a blood clot that can develop after some types of surgery. They are also used in

  5. 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).

  6. Deep Vein Thrombosis - Exams and Tests

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

  7. Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes and Risks

    Learn more from WebMD about deep vein thrombosis, including causes and risk factors.

  8. What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis and a Pulmonary Embolism?

    WebMD explains deep vein thrombosis and its connection to pulmonary embolism.

  9. Anticoagulants Other Than Warfarin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Rivaroxaban for Deep Vein Thrombosis.

  10. 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.

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