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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Does Alcohol Affect Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    Drinking alcohol can sometimes be a touchy issue between patients and doctors. But it's a topic you should talk about with yours when you have deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Alcohol itself, in low to moderate amounts, isn't likely to raise your DVT risk. It may even protect healthy adults. It can act a

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  4. 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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  5. Understanding DVT: An Overview

    A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein inside a muscle. Usually it's in a lower leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm. "Typically, a person calls saying, 'I've had 3 or 4 days of swelling in one of my legs, and it won't go down,'" says Terri Remy, MD, of Primary Care Alexandria in Virginia. Sym

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  6. DVT Dangers and How to Prevent Them

    The greatest danger from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is that the clot will break loose, travel through your blood, and damage an organ. "The place it gets stuck most commonly is the lungs, and that's called a pulmonary embolism (PE)," says Molly Cooke, MD, of the University of California, San Francis

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  7. 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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  8. New Guidelines Debunk 'Economy Class Syndrome'

    Feb. 7, 2012 -- New guidelines debunk evidence to support the existence of an “economy class syndrome” -- the idea that passengers in the cheaper seats with the least leg room have an elevated risk for developing deep-vein blood clots. Likewise, the guideline committee concluded that there is “no de

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  9. Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Repeat Blood Clots

    Dec. 15, 2011 -- A low dose of daily aspirin, taken after completing six to 12 months of anti-clotting drug treatment, may help prevent the recurrence of deadly blood clots, a new study shows. One doctor went so far as to call the preliminary study a potential “game changer.” The clots, known as ven

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  10. Sibling History of Blood Clots May Raise Your Risk

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- People with more than one sibling who have had potentially life-threatening blood clots have a 50-fold increase in risk for the condition, a new study shows. Researchers in Sweden used a nationwide hospitalization registry to explore the influence of family risk, as determined by sib

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