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  1. Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three time

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  2. Urine Test May Help Spot Dangerous Blood Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've created a simple urine test that detects the presence of dangerous blood clots in the lungs more accurately than the current blood test. The clot typically forms in the leg, where it is called a de

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  3. This Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet may lower their risk of developing painful narrowing of the arteries in the legs, new research indicates. The findings, published Jan. 22 in of Journal of the American Medical Associ

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  4. DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol can sometimes be a touchy issue between patients and doctors. But when it comes to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), often found in the deep veins of the leg, alcohol a topic you should discuss with your doctor. Research shows that alcohol itself, in low to moderate amounts, isn’t likely

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  5. Obesity and DVT

    Being obese makes you more likely than people of normal weight to get a blood clot deep in a vein. The primary danger of this deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, is that the clot, usually in the leg, can dislodge and travel to the lungs, causing a serious blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE. Doc

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  6. 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT

    DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg. The biggest danger of DVT is that part of the clot could break off and travel to the lungs, where it can cause a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE, says Marc Passman, director

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  7. Understanding DVT: An Overview

    A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein deep in your body. Usually it's in a lower leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm. There aren't always symptoms. If there are, they usually include swelling and sometimes pain and tenderness. “Typically, a person calls saying, ‘I’ve had three or four days o

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  8. 17 Tips for Using Blood Thinners When You Have DVT

    Blood thinners can save your life when you have DVT. They all have pluses and minuses, talk to your doctor about which one is right for you. The most commonly used blood thinner is warfarin. It’s also known by its brand name, Coumadin. It needs a lot of monitoring by your doctor to make sure you're

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  9. DVT: Dangers and Complications

    If you’ve had DVT, there are ways to make sure you don’t have complications from it. The greatest danger from DVT is that the clot will break loose from the vein, travel through the bloodstream, and damage an organ. “The place it gets stuck most commonly is the lungs, and that’s called a pulmonary e

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  10. Pricey New Blood Thinner May Be Safer for Leg Clots

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The new pill Eliquis prevents dangerous blood clots in the legs and lungs as well as standard therapy, though with less risk of serious bleeding, a new study shows. The research, published online July 1 in the New England Journa

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