Aspirin vs. Heparin for Preventing Blood Clots

. Here’s a look pitting aspirin against heparin for blood clot prevention in fracture patients. Why give the patient heparin if aspirin can be equally effective at preventing blood clots, right? Read more…

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DVT Prophylaxis Duration after Hip Fracture Surgery

How long should DVT prophylaxis (prevention) be following hip replacement surgery to repair a fracture? Unfortunately, there does not exist a be-all, end-all answer to this question. Joint replacement surgeons don’t even agree on which Read more...

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DVT Prophylaxis Only 12 Days Post-Hip Replacement Surgery?

Has your hip replacement surgeon prescribed only 12 days post-op DVT prevention with a blood thinner? I was floored when my mother’s hip replacement surgeon prescribed for her a 12 day course of LOVENOX, a Read more...

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Aspirin vs. Coumadin: Joint Replacement Surgery DVT Prevention

Aspirin, and coumadin (Warfarin) and heparin are regarded as the same in the current guidelines for preventing DVT following joint replacement surgery. Thus, it’s up to doctors’ more subjective perspectives which type of drug to Read more...

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Can a DVT Go Away on Its Own?

. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be deadly, but does this mean it can’t go away on its own? If you suspect a DVT, get to the emergency room, because a deep vein thrombosis Read more...

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DVT Prevention with a Treadmill Desk

A treadmill desk will go a very long way at helping prevent DVT: deep vein thrombosis. Perhaps you’ve heard that prolonged sitting during air travel or road travel is a risk factor for developing a Read more...

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Blood Clot Prevention in People with Brain Bleeds

Finding the right balance between treating brain bleeds & preventing blood clots, when a blood thinner can increase intracranial hemorrhaging It seems like a real conundrum for doctors: simultaneous treatment of bleeding in the brain Read more...

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Aspirin vs. Coumadin for Blood Clot Prevention after Surgery

Find out if aspirin reigns over the powerful blood thinner Coumadin for blood clot prevention following joint replacement surgery. Typically prior to joint replacement surgery, the patient is given Coumadin (warfarin), a powerful blood thinner, Read more...

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Thigh High Surgical Stockings for DVT vs. Knee High

So which type of surgical stocking is better at preventing DVT blood clots: knee high or thigh high? After all, some deep vein thromboses form above the knee! Looks like thigh high surgical stockings are Read more...

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DVT Treatment: Image Guiding Shows Promise for Blood Clots

Image guided treatment promising for DVT: deep vein thrombosis DVT kills up to 60,000 Americans every year; deep vein thrombosis, or, in layman’s terms: blood clot. A DVT usually forms in the legs, though they Read more...

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DVT Prevention after Knee Replacement: Statins + Coumadin

Risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) after knee replacement surgery is significant when statins are used with coumadin. New research shows that the risk of DVT (blood clot) following knee replacement surgery as well Read more...

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DVT Prevention after Joint Replacement: Portable Compression

DVT (blood clot) prevention after joint replacement surgery just got better with a portable compression device that straps onto the legs. The standard of care following joint replacement surgery is to send the patient home Read more...

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What if Patient Gets DVT While on Coumadin (Warfarin)?

Is it possible for someone to get a deep vein thrombosis while on the blood thinner coumadin (Warfarin), and if so, why? For this article I consulted with Dr. Kurtis Kim, MD, a vascular surgeon Read more...

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Importance of TED Hose for DVT Prevention after Surgery?

Are you scheduled for surgery and are wondering if you should wear TED hose to help prevent a deep vein thrombosis? For this article I consulted with Dr. Kurtis Kim, MD, a vascular surgeon at Read more...

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TED Hose for Post-op DVT Prevention: The Truth

A surgeon presents easy-to-understand information about TED hose and post-operative DVT prevention. For this article I consulted with Kevin Casey, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon out of San Diego, CA. My father has had, in Read more...

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How Many People Get DVT Who’re Not on Blood Thinners?

Out of 900,000 annual U.S. cases of DVT, how many patients are not on Coumadin? To find out how many people who develop a deep vein thrombosis were not on blood thinners such as Coumadin Read more...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention: 7 Lifestyle Changes

Making lifestyle changes to help prevent a DVT is as easy as 1 through 7. Deep vein thromboses are much more common than you think and can lead to a fatal blood clot in the Read more...

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Why Coumadin Doesn’t Always Prevent DVT

Find out why Coumadin is not 100 percent effective against DVT in everyone who takes this drug. For this article I consulted with Dr. Moji Gashti, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Read more...

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Prolonged Desk Work Can Cause DVT: Tips on Prevention

Excessive desk work certainly can increase one’s risk of DVT, says Dr. Paul Lucas. Tips for DVT Prevention if You Work Many Hours Sitting at a Desk “Excessive desk work certainly can increase one's risk Read more...

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Can Compression Stockings Cause a DVT to Break Off?

A doctor answers the question if compression garments can trigger dislodging of a DVT. For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Read more...

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