Category: blood clots

If You Have a Blood Clot

Treatment: Warfarin (Coumadin) is a drug used to slow blood clotting. Warfarin can cause bleeding. Follow doctor orders for taking warfarin. A PT/INR is the blood test that measures the time it takes for the blood to clot. Have...

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Some Causes of Blood Clots

Obesity, smoking, heart failure, heart beating out of rhythm (atrial fibrillation), pregnancy, medicines such as birth control pills, sitting a long time or bed-rest, surgery. Source: UH Elyria Medical Center (University...

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Blood Clot

Venous thromboembolism (blood clot) A blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein (venous) Clots stop blood and oxygen flow in the body Clots can travel (embolism) to the brain, lungs or anywhere in the body Clots can cause heart...

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