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  1. Thrombolytics for Deep Vein Thrombosis - Topic Overview

    Medicines that rapidly dissolve a blood clot (thrombolytics) are sometimes used to treat a recently formed blood clot that is causing severe symptoms. These medicines are given through a vein in the hand or arm. Or a doctor might use a special tube called a catheter and give the medicine directly into the blood clot. These medicines can greatly increase the risk of bleeding,so they are used ...

  2. How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Traveling? Preparing for surgery? Lower your risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with these tips.

  3. Taking Blood Thinners for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD provides information about taking heparin and wafarin as part of your deep vein thrombosis treatment.

  4. Complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD provides information about deep vein thrombosis symptoms and complications.

  5. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD tells you about the symptoms and diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.

  6. Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    WebMD explains deep vein thrombosis and its causes and risk factors.

  7. Unfractionated Heparin for Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Drug details for Unfractionated heparin for deep vein thrombosis.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis From Travel - Topic Overview

    What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein,usually in a leg. A DVT is dangerous because the clot can break loose,travel through the bloodstream,and block blood flow to the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). Without treatment,this can be deadly. Why does travel raise your risk of DVT? Sitting still for 4 or more hours slows down the blood flow ...

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