Glossary for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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Glossary

Ambulatory: Able to ambulate, to walk about

Blood clot: Blood when converted from a liquid to a solid state form a clot. Also called a thrombus.

Cellulitis: It is an acute spreading bacterial infection below the surface of the skin

Coagulation: It is the clotting of blood.

Contraindication: A circumstance that makes a particular treatment or procedure inadvisable.

Embolus: Something that travels through the bloodstream occupies a blood vessel and blocks it. For example a blood clot that detaches from the site of origin.

International normalized ratio: INR is a system for reporting the results of blood coagulation (clotting) tests for patients taking warfarin.

Polycythemia: Characterised by too many red blood cells

Pulmonary embolism: life threatening situation when a piece of this blood clot breaks away (embolus, plural=emboli), moves downstream through the heart into the pulmonary circulation system, and reaches the lung.

Thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein

DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis

INR: International Normalized Ratio – used for monitoring the dose of warfarin in DVT prophylaxis patients.

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Does anybody know where is the best place for my mom to have a surgery of deep vein thrombosis? Doctor said she must have an operation but he said in our country is not the best place to do it... He has advised Israel, Russia... what do you think?

The article provided a nice graphical view on the disease which was of the more specific on the topic. Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis To diagnose this condition, you may have to undergo the following tests in an infirmary: >A blood test which is named as D-Dimer is usually done to measure a substance which is responsible for blood clots to break down. If you have negative reading in this test, it tells that you have deep vein thrombosis. http://bit.ly/hMPaJd

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