Blood is made up of several types of cells and proteins: • Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. • White blood cells help fight infections. • Platelets help form clots to stop bleeding.
Swelling Clot Vein Blood clots can form in any deep veins of the body. Most often, they form in the legs, arms, or groin.
Treatment of Blood Clots Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD; Nicole Grasso-Correnti, RN, BSN T his Cardiology Patient Page will focus on medical treat ment of blood clots that can
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): What you need to know about risk factors, symptoms, and treatment Are you one of 2 million Americans who have a VTE each year?
The Thrombophilias and Pregnancy What are the thrombophilias? The thrombophilias are a group of disorders that promote blood clotting. Individuals with a thrombophilia tend to form blood clots too easily, either because their bodies make too much of certain proteins, called blood clotting ...
Long-term studies show that about 50 percent of people treated with blood thinners alone develop post-thrombotic syndrome. 9-11 Physicians and patients need to be aware that blood clots cause permanent damage to the leg veins which can lead to serious disability.
Venous thromboembolism (thrahm-bö-EM-bö-lizm) , or VTE, describes two related conditions: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a more serious complication called pulmonary emb olism (PE) , which is an emergency.
What are Blood Clots? Blood clots consist of blood cells and fibrin strands that form to stop the flow of blood after an injury. Blood clots are vital for wound healing.
This educational material was developed by a team of experts from throughout ProHealth Care. ©PHC R2009-09 Blood Clot Prevention: Calf and Foot Cuffs These devices could save your life! • Each year 600,000 patients will get blood clots in their legs • Blood clots can kill you!
We have developed this fact sheet to give you some information about deep vein thrombosis or blood clots. A small number of women (and men, for that matter) can develop these types of blood clots in the veins of their legs or lungs.