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A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism

A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

When a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the body, it is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs most commonly in the leg; however, it can occur anywhere in the body, such as the veins in the arm, abdomen, pelvis, and around the brain. A complication of DVT in legs and arms is pulmonary embolism (PE). A PE occurs when a blood clot breaks off from a DVT and travels through the blood stream, traversing the right atrium and right ventricle, and lodging in the lung.

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

Nice summary for patients wanting to have more information about PE and DVT.   The FAQs adressed are:

How Long Will I Need Treatment With an Anticoagulant? Which Anticoagulant Will I Receive? When Will My Clot and Pain Go Away? How Soon Can I Be Physically Active? What Kind of Doctor Do I Need?

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2012 ACCP Guidelines – DVT and PE: Highlights and Summary

2012 ACCP Guidelines – DVT and PE: Highlights and Summary | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

The 2012 ACCP Guidelines on treatement for DVT and PE is 802 pages long.  What it has in comprehensiveness it lacks in user friendliness.  This highlight & summary document on one page is a great resource.  It highlights changes especially in duration of treatment for Pulmonary embolism (PE) & Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) patients.

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