DVT Detection with Urine More Accurate than D-Dimer

A urine test may soon replace the D-dimer to screen for DVT (deep vein thrombosis) blood clots. Imagine being in the ER with a suspected DVT (deep vein thrombosis), and instead of getting your blood Read more...

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Leg Blood Clot Detection After Surgery Made Easier with CTV

Blood clots in legs following surgery can be detected with CT venography. Surgery can cause blood clots in legs that may travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and kill the patient. A huge risk factor Read more...

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Number of DVTs Missed by Ultrasound

Ultrasound (Doppler scan) is not 100 percent effective at detecting a deep vein thrombosis. For this article I consulted with Dr. Kurtis Kim, MD, a vascular surgeon at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Percentage of Read more...

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How Accurate Are Doppler Scans for DVT?

This article is about the effectiveness of Doppler scans (ultrasounds) in detecting a deep vein thrombosis. For this article I consulted with Kevin Casey, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon out of San Diego, CA. I Read more...

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Why So Many DVTs Are Missed after Surgery

A doctor explains why so many DVTs get missed post-op. For this article I consulted with Dr. Moji Gashti, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. I wondered if this Read more...

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You Suspect DVT; Ultrasound Negative; What’s Next Step?

Find out what testing you should insist upon if you suspect a DVT but the ultrasound turns up negative. One of my articles on DVT is about Staci Springer, who was told she did not Read more...

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An Ultrasound Can Miss a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

. It’s very true that an ultrasound can actually miss a DVT, but other tests are more definitive. Staci Stringer’s DVT was missed by an ultrasound. In September 2010, she experienced a deep vein thrombosis Read more...

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How Blood Clots (DVTs) in Children Are Diagnosed

Find out how a deep vein thrombosis is diagnosed in a child. Children can get a DVT (blood clot in a vein), but how are they diagnosed? Blood clots can occur in a leg or Read more...

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