Deep Vein Thrombosis (cont.)
Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) definition and facts
- What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What does DVT (blood clot) look like?
- What are the signs and symptoms of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?
- What are the signs and symptoms of superficial thrombophlebitis?
- What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Hypercoagulability (coagulation of blood faster than usual)
- Who is at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- When should I seek medical care for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Which specialties of doctors treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- How is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed?
- What are the treatment guidelines for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What is the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis?
- What medications treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
- What are the side effects and risks of anticoagulation therapy for DVT?
- What about surgery for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What are the complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Can deep vein thrombosis (DVT) be prevented?
- Find a local Cardiologist in your town
When should I seek medical care for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- The diagnosis of a superficial or deep vein thrombosis needs to be made in person by a health-care professional. Diagnostic tests need to be tailored to each situation. New leg swelling usually is not normal, and medical care should be accessed.
- Swelling, redness, and pain may be indicators of a blood clot, infection or other diseases and should not be ignored.
- Chest pain or shortness of breath associated with a swollen arm or leg may be caused by a pulmonary embolus. It is appropriate to seek immediate medical care, including activating emergency medical services (calling 911).
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