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Abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis.


deep vein thrombosis


abbreviation for deep vein thrombosis.


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Abbreviation for deep venous thrombosis.


deep vein thrombosis

deep venous thrombosis

; DVT thrombosis formation within deep veins of calf and/or thigh, strongly associated with prolonged immobility (e.g. enforced bed rest, surgery or long-haul air flights); local symptoms include mild to moderate calf/thigh pain exacerbated by exercise, and cyanosis, swelling, distension of superficial veins and tissue warmth distal to thrombosis site; Homan's sign is positive if calf veins are affected; detachment of clot fragment can cause pulmonary embolism and sudden death; treatment includes rest + limb elevation, antibiosis, anticoagulation; differential diagnosis should exclude ruptured Baker's cyst

Patient discussion about DVT

Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?

A. drink a lot of water and be aware. if you take your meds i think there shouldn't be a problem, but i strongly recommend asking your physician about it. he knows you and the problem and can give you a much much better answer.

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.

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

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A venous ultrasound should be performed at anticoagulation discontinuation as a baseline comparative exam in case DVT recurs.
Therefore, in the current study, we retrospectively reviewed the postoperative patients in neurosurgery department of our hospital to detect the risk factors for DVT of lower limbs, to help surgeons carry out the routine and systematic prophylaxis for the fatal disease.
The new request form differed from the preceding one by the addition of Wells' criteria for DVT and the plasma concentration of D-dimer.
945 years and the mean age group of the patients that developed DVT was 50.
Treating DVT Treatment involves taking anticoagulant medicines (heparin and warfarin), which reduce blood clotting and stop existing clots getting bigger.
Women face additional DVT risks due to pregnancy, which increases pressure in the veins, and due to the use of oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy, which can increase your blood's ability to clot.
Patients with chronic DVT of more than three months were excluded and so were those with unclear duplex reports or two contradictory reports.
According to the company, Vpulse provides intermittent sequential therapy that reduces the risk of hospital-acquired DVT and PE; intermittent dynamic compression therapy reduces swelling at the treatment site; and controlled cold therapy reduces pain and swelling at the treatment site.