Category: Blood clots

Too Much TV Time?

When researchers in Japan tracked more than 86,000 people for 18 years, they found that those who watched TV for 5 hours or longer per day had double the risk of blood clots compared to those who watched less than 21/2 hours...

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Treatment For A Blood Clot

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

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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 Summer 2015 PLEASE REMEMBER...

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What Is A 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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Prevent A Blood Clot

Walk every day and stay at a healthy weight Don’t smoke When sitting for long periods of time,   Move feet up and down often, Raise legs up and down often Wear loose fitting clothes Drink plenty of water, limit alcohol and...

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Blood Clot

Likely causes: Leg or arm injury, such as a sprained ankle…recent hospitalization or surgery…long period of inactivity, such as a plane ride. But it could be a sign of: Breast, pancreatic, ovarian and many other...

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Heart Attack

A heart attack can happen when oxygen-filled blood can’t get to the heart muscle due to blockages or narrowed coronary arteries, often caused by plaque. When plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around it,...

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What Causes a Blood Clot?

Dr. Robin Novakovic of the University of Texas-Southwestern says that in general, blood clots are causes by three factors: Poor blood flow: “If blood is stagnant, it wants to form a clot,” she says. “It’s...

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