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

By Andra H. James

This is often the easiest and clearest e-book that i've got obvious in this subject.
It covers symtoms, cures and long-term consequences.
I first learn this whilst I had a DVT after which re-read it, completely, 2 years later after leaving the clinic for a pulmonary embulism.

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For the other half of the images, the camera tracks the technetium, which reveals blood flow in different parts of the lung. PE is suspected in areas of the lung that have significant “mismatches”—that is, good air flow but poor blood flow. VQ lung scan A test to evaluate both air flow (V = ventilation) and blood flow (Q = perfusion) in the lungs to determine whether a person has experienced a pulmonary embolism. 25 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 Except for the minor discomfort from having an intravenous catheter placed, a VQ lung scan is painless and usually takes less than an hour.

Therefore, monitoring—in the form of a prothrombin time (PT) test—is required to check warfarin’s effectiveness. Monitoring is carried out frequently, sometimes more than once a week, until a stable dose of warfarin is achieved. Monitoring may then be carried out on a monthly basis. 34. What is the prothrombin time test? The prothrombin time (PT) test is a blood test that measures the length of time (in seconds) that it takes for clotting to occur when tissue factor and other substances are added to the liquid portion of blood (plasma) in a test tube (See Question 3).

A couple of months after that, I was weaned off the seizure medication, but the hematologist told me I would need to stay on Coumadin®, because he didn’t know if I would develop another clot if I came off it. So I continued to take Coumadin® for almost nine years. 28. What is a vena caval filter? A vena caval filter is a filter that is placed in the inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart (See Question 2). This filter acts like a sieve, allowing blood to pass but blocking clots from traveling to the lungs.

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