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100 Q&A About Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism by Andra H. James

By Andra H. James

This can be the simplest and clearest booklet that i've got noticeable in this subject.
It covers symtoms, therapies and long-term consequences.
I first learn this while I had a DVT after which re-read it, completely, 2 years later after leaving the health center for a pulmonary embulism.

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Risks associated with a pulmonary angiogram include the possibility of damage caused by the catheter, bleeding, and an allergic reaction to the contrast dye. The amount of radiation from the x-rays is too small to cause any harm. Echocardiogram An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Doppler ultrasound, B-mode ultrasound, and M-mode ultrasound (a rapid sequence of B-mode images that allows motion to be visualized) are combined to give information about the size of the heart, the function of the valves, and the strength of the heart muscle.

The desired INR for many individuals taking warfarin is in the range of 2 to 3, but some individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome are maintained at a higher INR. 43 Long-Term Treatment with Warfarin 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t D E E P V E I N T H R O M BO S I S 1 0 0 Q & A A b o u t D E E P V E I N T H R O M BO S I S Hematologist A physician who specializes in the study of blood disorders, such as bleeding and clotting problems, anemia, thrombocytopenia (a low number of platelets), and white blood cell disorders.

31. How long can warfarin be taken? Warfarin can be taken indefinitely. The main risk of taking warfarin over a long period is the risk of bleeding. 32. What are the risks of treatment with warfarin? Every year, 1 to 2 percent of people who take warfarin experience an episode of bleeding that is serious or life-threatening and requires transfusion or hospitalization. Half of these major bleeding episodes involve intestinal hemorrhage. 5 percent of people who take warfarin, bleeding occurs in the brain (intracranial hemorrhage).

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