Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis
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A glutton for good running weather, I could not resist the Thanksgiving weekend weather. It was pitch-perfect: cloudless, warm, a cool breeze. The month before I had run my fastest marathon: just under four hours at the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. So, I should have been recovering with light, slow, shallow runs.

But several hours on a cramped five-hour flight the night before had me buzzing with pent-up energy. So, I ran. Probably too far, probably too fast.

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 When a Cramp Is Actually a Clot

Deep-vein thrombosis is often mistaken by both patients and doctors for something else. I was suspicious of what I thought was a runner's cramp, and got lucky.

Deep vein thrombosis Guidelines

The aim of treatment in lower limb DVT is to prevent PE and the development of lower limb vein insufficiency.


Get the facts about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and the LOVENOX and warfarin therapy that may be given to treat it, as well as the important laboratory blood tests that are done to assess your treatment and its safety. Make sure you know when to call your healthcare professional if certain signs and symptoms occur during your treatment, and what additional medicines you should NOT be taking during your treatment.

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In 1960, Barritt and Jordan performed a randomized trial evaluating anticoagulation for presumed PE. While the study is often cited as evidence of the benefit of anticoagulation, methodologic weaknesses render it unreliable (the Cochrane group excludes the study). Patients with suspected PE were included and no confirmatory testing was performed; randomization was not described; no blinding and no placebo were used; all subjects were inpatients for other reasons and all were critically ill at enrollment; the study was stopped inappropriately early. The results of this study appear to have led the medical community to erroneously conclude that anticoagulation is proven beneficial for VTE. In Summary, for those who got the anticoagulation: None were helped (life saved, preventing pulmonary embolism). 1 in 50-111 were harmed (major bleeding event) •1 in >50 were harmed (death from bleeding event).

This Is Serious

This Is Serious is a national campaign to drive awareness and action around the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, in women. The campaign was developed by Dr. Thomas Ortel of the Duke Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This campaign is a multi-media program aimed at educating women about DVT and PE and motivating them to take action if they believe they may be at risk.

World Thrombosis Day

Celebrated year round, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is recognized on 13 October each year. WTD focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease of thrombosis. With thousands of educational events in countries around the world, WTD and its partners place a global spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing health problem.


ou’re in the right place to learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT), treatment options like XARELTO®, and how to follow a healthy lifestyle after you’ve had an event.


The Clinical Leaders of Thrombosis (CLOT) is a special interest group which unites multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals working in the field of Haemostasis and Thrombosis.CLOT supports its members to deliver a high quality of care to patients.This is achieved by the sharing of knowledge and experience which helps to shape future services and advance the boundaries of healthcare delivery.

Clot Connect

Clot Connect provides patients and healthcare professionals connection to clinically relevant education resources on deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophilia and anticoagulation.


Some people are more prone to getting blood clots in the leg. The chances of getting a DVT increase as we age and doubles with each decade of life over the age of 40.

National Blood Clot Alliance

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) foresees a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly. (NBCA) foresees a future in which the number of people suffering and dying from blood clots in the United States is reduced significantly.

North American Thrombosis Forum

NATF is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by blood clots and related diseases. Through our comprehensive resources and innovative programming, we strive to educate patients and healthcare providers about thrombosis and its complications.

Thrombosis Adviser

DVT can occur spontaneously without a known underlying cause or after provoking events, such as trauma, surgery or acute illness. Complications of DVT include pulmonary embolism (PE), post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and a risk of VTE recurrence.


An Internet Resource on Venous Thromboembolism


Bringing together communities around the world to #KnowThrombosis, the quiet, underlying disorder that is the common mechanism of the world’s three top cardiovascular killers – heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) – the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) launched WTD in 2014.


DVT/PE are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions. It is important to know about DVT because it can happen to anybody at any age and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that DVT is preventable and treatable if discovered early.


A vein is a blood vessel that returns blood from the tissues of the body back to the heart. The body has two distinct systems of veins, a superficial system and a deep system.


Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) mainly affects the veins in the lower leg and thigh. A clot (thrombus) forms in the larger veins of the area. This clot can interfere with blood flow, and it may break off and travel through the bloodstream (embolize). The traveling blood clot (embolus) can lodge in the brain, lungs, heart, or other area, severely damaging that organ


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