deep vein


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deep vein

one of the many systemic veins that accompany the arteries, usually enclosed in a sheath that wraps both the vein and the associated artery. Various structures, such as the skull, vertebral column, and liver, are served by less closely associated arteries and veins. Compare superficial vein.

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Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

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Bayer HealthCare announced today the approval in Japan of its oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the treatment and secondary prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).
A DANGEROUS condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep inside the body.
NICE has issued a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for Lixiana (edoxaban) for the treatment and prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in adults.
VTE covers both deep |vein thrombosis (DVT), the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein in the leg and pulmonary embolisms (PE), which is when a part of the clot 'breaks off ' and travels around the body eventually blocking an artery in the lung and potentially causing death.
A blood clot blocking a deep vein in the lower leg - deep-vein thrombosis - which is also sometimes known as a "white leg".
A new study, published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at whether people with moderate or severe asthma had an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.
ADVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is common in the UK, about one in 1000 people a year has one.
PATIENTS in the North East are more than 80% more likely to be screened in hospital for deep vein blood clots than in 2010, a new report has shown.
Previously, there has been limited guidance for physicians on some of the more serious conditions caused by deep vein thrombosis, when blood clots form in veins buried deep in the body.
As some of the AMAA old timers may remember, I experienced the first of three major deep vein thromboses following the December 1987 Honolulu Marathon.
There are major areas of controversy in the management of established deep vein thrombosis involving the lower limbs.
A MIDLAND woman left on the brink of death when her GP missed deadly deep vein thrombosis has won a five-figure payout for the NHS error.