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Blood Clots Could Be Very Fatal

by Medindia Content Team on  May 20, 2004 at 1:55 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Blood Clots Could Be Very Fatal
Deep vein thrombosis( DVT ) is a blood clot that develops deep in the vein. It can be fatal when the clot moves to the lung.
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People who require prolonged bed rest are vulnerable because of their lack of movement and blood circulation ,especially patients in intensive care and patient on catheters are at a serious risk for DVT. Recent studies have shown that in critically ill patients , a small pulmonary embolism, which might be of minimal clinical importance in less ill patients, might have severe or fatal consequence.

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After surveying nearly 70 physicians, researchers suggest exploring the role of routine ultrasound screening for DVT at intensive care units.
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