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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Information

Deep-vein thrombosis, also known as deep-venous thrombosis or DVT, is the formation of a blood clot ("thrombus") in a deep vein. It commonly affects the leg veins, such as the femoral vein or the popliteal vein or the deep veins of the pelvis. Occasionally the veins of the arm are affected. Thrombophlebitis is the more general class of pathologies of this kind.

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One of the biggest advancements I’ve seen in 10 years of private practice is how endovenous (inside the vein) laser therapy is replacing surgical treatment of varicose veins. Ligation and vein stripping for varicose veins had been the treatment of choice for many years. When the valves in the veins of the lower leg don’t work well, this leads ... Read More »
Rivaroxaban was just FDA approved after it was found to be as good as Coumadin (Warfarin) for stroke prevention in those with atrial fibrillation. This should come as a relief to those of you on warfarin for atrial fibrillation, deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or a prosthetic valve. The newcomer Rivaroxaban will mean no more INR blood tests for ... Read More »
How can you stay well during the cold and flu season? Well, strict hand washing and taking care of yourself (getting enough sleep and exercise, etc.) are the obvious things. Now it’s official: zinc taken within the first 24 hours may also help. This is making news because a Cochrane review of 13 trials on Zinc has shown results in favor of Zinc. ... Read More »

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