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  iVillage Total Health > Health Guide Detail
Blood clotting is a natural process in which blood cells and fibrin strands rapidly form a clump to stop bleeding after a blood vessel has been injured.
Although most blood clots tend to dissolve on their own with no long-term problems, there are situations in which blood clots can cause medical problems.
Blood clots can also block veins and arteries throughout the body, causing diseases that range from varicose veins to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
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 What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis (throm-BO-sis), or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body.
Blood clots in the thigh are more likely to break off and cause PE than blood clots in the lower leg or other parts of the body.
Blood clots also can form in the veins closer to the skin's surface.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Dvt/DVT_WhatIs.html   (237 words)

  
 Blood Clots and Chemotherapy - Cancer - Chemocare.com
A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of thickened blood.
However, blood clots can also be caused by biological factors not related to cancer or chemotherapy treatments.
Other tests: blood tests to check the oxygen levels in the blood, clotting factors etc, or electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart rhythm may be performed as part of the evaluation.
www.chemocare.com /managing/blood_clots_and_chemotherapy.asp   (1263 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Blood Clots (Clot, Emboli, Thrombi)
Blood clots (fibrin clots) are the clumps that result from coagulation of the blood.
A blood clot that forms in a vessel or within the heart and remains there is called a thrombus.
A thrombus that travels from the vessel or heart chamber where it formed to another location in the body is called an embolus, and the disorder, an embolism (for example, pulmonary embolism).
health.allrefer.com /health/blood-clots-info.html   (492 words)

  
  Blood Clots - Page 1
Blood clotting is a natural process in which blood cells and fibrin strands rapidly form a clump to stop bleeding after a
Although most blood clots tend to dissolve on their own with no long-term problems, there are situations in which blood clots can cause medical problems.
Physicians treat blood clots with a variety of methods.
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  Blood Clots   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A blood clot is a clump of blood cells that may form spontaneously in a blood vessel.
Blood clots that would not dissolve on their own can block blood flow in arteries, capillaries, and veins located anywhere in the body especially those in the brain, neck heart, lungs, intestines, pelvic area, kidneys, legs and arms.
A blood clot formed in a large vein usually in the leg and sometimes in the pelvic area is called deep vein thrombosis.
www.chemicaladdiction.com /bloodclots.htm   (749 words)

  
  CT Scans Detect Blood Clots in the Lungs and Legs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blood clots sometimes form in veins of the legs in patients who have been on prolonged bed rest or who have experienced injury or surgery to the pelvis or legs, according to Dr. Goodman, who is also a Froedtert & Medical College Radiologist.
If blood clots are suspected only in the legs, an ultrasound may be performed first because it is less costly than a CT and does not involve dye.
If blood clots are found in the lungs, the patient will remain in the hospital for a few days of observation because anticoagulant therapy with heparin is individualized to the patient.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/1016114902.html   (810 words)

  
 Tennessee Oncology Treatment - Blood Clots
A blood clot is a mass of thickened blood.
If blood clots are diagnosed or you are considered to be at risk of forming blood clots, drugs that prevent clotting, referred to as anti-coagulants, may be administered to decrease your risk of clotting.
The first step in clotting is adhesion of platelets, which are fragments of blood cells that circulate in the blood, to the cut edges of a damaged blood vessel.
www.tnoncology.com /lc-blood-clots.html   (887 words)

  
 Blood Clots
Pulmonary Embolism, a blood clot in the lungs.
Blood in the arteries is more turbid due to pumping, and the walls of the arteries and their valves -- flex more than the veins; thus, clotting is less of a problem of the arteries and they have the additional problem of atherosclerosis.
Clot dissolution - consumption of clots and bleeding
www.hrpca.org /bloodclots.htm   (5700 words)

  
 Are You At Risk for Blood Clots?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blood clots are usually a secondary problem, and a potentially deadly one.
The blood flow in your legs is slowed and may allow a blood clot to form.
However, while a blood clot in the arm is less likely to cause complications, a blood clot in the upper leg can break free and travel to the heart and lungs leading to a pulmonary embolism.
www.ochsner.org /body.cfm?id=981   (600 words)

  
 Blood Clots Information on Healthline
A blood clot is a mass of blood cells and blood components that form to stop the bleeding that occurs when a blood vessel is injured.
Conditions or body positions that slow blood circulation—extended bed rest or sitting in a car or airplane for long periods of time—may also cause blood clots to form; although one recent British study suggests that the risk of so-called "traveler's thrombosis" is not as great as has been thought.
Blood clots can be caused by increased fibrinogen (a blood-clotting factor) due to estrogen in the late stages of pregnancy and from long-term use of birth control pills.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/blood-clots   (848 words)

  
 Blood Clots: Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein of the body, usually in the thigh or leg.
A blood clot in a deep vein may also break off and travel back to the heart and into the lungs, causing a condition called pulmonary embolism.
DVT is different from a clot in a vein close to the surface of the body, such as a vein near the skin or in the calf.
www.pdrhealth.com /patient_education/BHG01CA07.shtml   (2637 words)

  
 Study: Men more at risk for recurrent blood clots - The Boston Globe
LONDON -- Among people who have had blood clots, men are twice as likely as women to have them again after treatment, according to an analysis of several studies.
Blood clots, or thromboses, are thought to affect 1 in 1,000 people.
The clots develop in veins of the legs, which then get dislodged and can travel to the heart or lungs, potentially causing cardiac or pulmonary failure.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/07/28/study_men_more_at_risk_for_recurrent_blood_clots   (280 words)

  
 Blood Clots
A clot that forms in the heart, blood vessel or vein and blocks circulation is called a thrombus.
Abnormal clotting results usually from one of the following - coronary heart disease, artery disease, prolonged immobilisation in which the blood clots because of poor circulation, after major surgery, pregnancy, taking the contraceptive pill, or it may be associated with cancer.
Blood clots may be removed during another heart operation but surgery to remove blood clots is rare and only performed in severe cases.
www.fullife.com.au /fullife/AilmentsandDiseases/blood_clots.htm   (565 words)

  
 ACS :: Heparin a Better Choice for Cancer Patients with Blood Clots
Blood clots are a major problem for cancer patients, because treatments for the disease can leave them more susceptible to this serious condition.
The clots often develop in the veins of the leg and can travel to the major blood vessels of the lung, where they can be fatal.
Blood clots can be treated with warfarin, a pill that blocks the body’s ability to make the proteins needed for clots to develop.
www.cancer.org /docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Heparin_a_Better_Choice_for_Cancer_Patients_with_Blood_Clots.asp   (735 words)

  
 Innohep USA - Understanding Blood Clots
A blood clot (also called a thrombus) is a clumping of blood cells that forms in response to an injury to stop bleeding.
Blood clots are beneficial when they stop bleeding caused from cuts and scrapes, and from internal injuries.
Blood clots can form in any vein, but those which form in the deep veins are called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
www.innohepusa.com /corporateweb/innohepus/home.nsf/Content/UnderstandingBloodClots   (193 words)

  
 Guide to Blood Clots and Hip Surgery
When a blood clot occurs in one of the main veins of the body (usually a leg or pelvic vein after hip surgery) it is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT.
Methods to prevent blood clot after surgery may include early mobilization and activity, elevation of the feet, ankle exercises, elastic stockings, compression devices that passively help blood flow in the legs, and anti-coagulation medicines.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a formation of a blood clot in one of the deep veins of the body, particularly in the leg or pelvis.
www.orthoassociates.com /dvt.htm   (2098 words)

  
 Blood Clots: Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage of one of the blood vessels in the lungs.
It is usually caused by a blood clot from the leg that travels through the body and the heart before reaching the lungs.
The vast majority of emboli are caused by blood clots that arise from veins in the legs.
www.pdrhealth.com /patient_education/BHG01CA10.shtml   (2419 words)

  
 LiveScience.com - New Insight into How Blood Clots
Clots sometimes form even when there's no wound to plug, and for years, scientists didn't understand the process or know how to tell when it might happen.
Because tissue factor clots blood only when there's a lot of it crowded around tissue patches of a certain size, scientists might be able to better predict clotting by monitoring a patient's tissue factor concentration.
"Blood clotting is useful for stopping bleeding and tissue regeneration, but it is also related to a lot of diseases, like stroke and hemorrhage," said coauthor Feng Shen.
www.livescience.com /humanbiology/061106_blood_clots.html   (708 words)

  
 FRAGMIN - About Blood Clots   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A blood clot is a thickening of the blood that the body normally forms to stop bleeding.
A blood clot that forms in a vein and remains there is called a thrombus.
When a blood clot occurs in a leg or pelvic vein it is called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
www.fragmin.com /patient/about_blood_clots.asp   (520 words)

  
 Blood Clots
Clotting is a good thing, even vital, when a blood vessels is injured, at the first sign of injury or trauma, blood thickens (or clots), and stanches its own flow at the site of the wound.
A clot that forms in the heart or a blood vessel and remains there is called a thrombus.
Blood clots in the arteries supplying the heart (coronary arteries) are the major cause of heart attack.
www.med-help.net /BloodClot.html   (561 words)

  
 Drug InfoNet - Blood Clots - [autoimmune-related-diseases]
This is distension and inflammation of the veins in the leg is due to damage to the venous valve structure of the leg.
The doctor says that once a clot becomes hard it is almost impossible to remove and even if it were removed the vein may become injured and another clot occur.
Signs of a blood clot in the lung are either chest pain (usually pleuritic), hemoptsis (spitting up blood), or shortness of breath, but unless you develop a clot in the leg you are at minimal or no risk.
www.druginfonet.com /index.php?pageID=faq/new/DISEASE_FAQ/Blood_Clots.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Blood Clot Prevention: Online References For Health Concerns
Blood clots may be caused by sluggish blood flow due to disease, injury to the vein, or even long periods of immobility.
Blood clots that trigger heart attack and stroke are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.
Blood clots that form in the carotid arteries may potentially detach and block blood flow to brain tissue beyond the blockage (causing an embolic stroke), or they may grow large enough to block blood flow within their native artery (a thrombotic stroke).
www.lef.org /protocols/heart_circulatory/blood_clot_01.htm   (3846 words)

  
 CNN.com - New blood thinner found safer than 50-year-old standard - Oct. 30, 2003
A new, easier-to-use blood thinner pill offers the first potential alternative in 50 years to warfarin, the standard treatment given to millions of people to prevent blood clots.
The studies showed it reduced the risk of blood clots by one-quarter after knee replacement surgery, and substantially cut the long-term risk of another clot developing in patients who had a blood clot in a leg or lung.
Recurrent clots were found in 12 patients in the Exanta group and 71 in the comparison group, a reduction of 84 percent.
cnn.com /2003/HEALTH/10/30/blood.thinner.ap   (922 words)

  
 Blood clots outstretch rubber bands in odd test - Heart Health - MSNBC.com
Blood clots outstretch rubber bands in odd test
Blood clots are a mesh of fibrin fibers bonded to platelets, a sticky substance in blood.
To heal a wound, those clots have to be both strong and flexible, to withstand the pounding of regular blood flow, explained study co-author Dr. Susan Lord, a pathology professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14171562   (618 words)

  
 Blood Clot in the Legs
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot embedded in one of the major deep veins of the lower legs, thighs, or pelvis.
A clot blocks blood circulation through these veins, which carry blood from the lower body back to the heart.
The most worrisome complications of DVT occur when a clot breaks loose (or embolizes) and travels through the bloodstream and causes blockage of blood vessels (pulmonary arteries) in the lung.
www.emedicinehealth.com /blood_clot_in_the_legs/article_em.htm   (233 words)

  
 Ortho Evra Blood Clots - Ortho Evra Side Effects, Ortho Evra Thrombosis
Blood clots are basically gelled masses of blood tissue.
A blood clot (thrombus) impedes blood flow and, if the blood clot enters the blood stream and ends up in the brain, heart or lungs, has the potential to cause stroke, heart attack and/or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).
Blood clotting is considered by Ortho-McNeil to be an "accepted risk" because, as a hormonal contraceptive, Ortho Evra yields an increase in the production of estrogen, a hormone commonly associated with the promotion of blood coagulation (clotting).
www.mediafact.com /ortho-evra/blood-clots.php   (976 words)

  
 Blood clots Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
A blood clot is a mass of blood that forms to stop the bleeding that occurs when a blood vessel is injured.
However, blood clots can be potentially dangerous if they occur within healthy blood vessels, or do not dissolve when their work is done.
Massage can be helpful if blood clots are a result of poor circulation, although care should be taken if a person suffers from phlebitis, since a clot could mobilize and lodge elsewhere.
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 Blood clots Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A blood clot is a mass of blood that forms to stop the bleeding that occurs when a blood vessel is injured.
However, blood clots can be potentially dangerous if they occur within healthy blood vessels, or do not dissolve when their work is done.
Conditions which slow blood circulation--extended bed rest or sitting in a car or airplane for long periods of time--may also cause blood clots to form.
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 Blood & Circulatory Problems: Blood Clots
Blood clots in the lungs are the main cause of 50,000 to 100,000 deaths each year in the United States.
Blood clots can be directly related to other problems such as surgical recovery, accidents, long term immobility, and cancer.
Of these, 80 percent are caused by a blood clot that reduces the blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
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