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2012-02-07 14:37:49

Oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy increase DVT risk in long-distance travelers New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) address the many risk factors for developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clot, as the result of long-distance travel. These risk factors include the use of oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy. The Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of...

2011-08-17 23:59:15

Patients with clinically diagnosed superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), a blood clot in the veins just beneath the skin that commonly resolves on its own without treatment, are four to six times more likely to develop venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous, often life-threatening condition, according to study results published today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Recent studies have shown that patients diagnosed with SVT using ultrasound to confirm the...

2011-03-28 17:18:29

DVT Awareness Month: Adults, children at risk from post-thrombotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism; minimally invasive treatments could forever change way DVT treated Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT: it's more than just a one-time complication from taking a long plane ride. The Society of Interventional Radiology wants individuals to know the risk factors for this very serious condition, which can lead to post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary embolism, permanent damage to the leg and even death....

2011-03-09 07:50:00

NEW YORK, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the eighth annual DVT (deep-vein thrombosis) Awareness Month, the Coalition to Prevent DVT is focusing on the importance of DVT and its risk factors among patients with co-morbid conditions - including but not limited to cancer, heart or respiratory and obesity patients. DVT remains the leading cause of hospital-related death, and 10 percent of hospital deaths may be due to PE (pulmonary embolism).(1) This is due to restricted...

2010-11-10 09:49:00

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression therapy, has teamed up with the North American Thrombosis Forum and Boston Red Sox Manager and blood clot survivor, Terry Francona, to raise awareness about the dangers of blood clots. Did you know that every year more people die from blood clots than from breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined? That's why SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression stockings and socks, is...

2010-10-27 07:38:00

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 600,000 people are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) every year, and more than half of those are never diagnosed. Some people experience swelling and varying levels of discomfort in the affected area, and some don't feel anything at all. But the symptoms of DVT can be similar to other conditions, like a pulled muscle, and because some people with DVT do not have any symptoms, there is often a...

2010-03-09 14:21:15

Three critical recommendations from a national workshop have been released to address deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), a growing public health problem estimated to affect nearly 1 million Americans each year. The recommendations "“ developed by a diverse group of representatives from federal health agencies and patient groups, as well as experts from the medical and public health communities "“ appear in the March 9, 2010, Supplement to  American...


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