Blood clots are clumps that occur when blood hardens from a liquid to a solid.
A blood clot that forms inside a blood vessel or within the heart and stays there is called a thrombus. A thrombus that breaks loose and travels from one location in the body to another is called an embolus. The related medical disorder is called an embolism. For example, an embolus that gets stuck in the lungs is called a pulmonary embolism.
Sometimes other materials can act like an embolus and...Read more
Varicose veins are large, often winding dilated veins that often stick out from under the skin and occur mostly in the legs. They occur... Read more »
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is giving us a sneak peek at what's coming up in their annual meeting next month, and new... Read more »
Back in the 1970s blood clots after total hip replacement (THR) were a major problem. Up to eight percent of the patients operated on were affected.... Read more »
Any one who has had a total hip or total knee replacement knows that a major concern after surgery is the formation of blood clots. Blood clots can... Read more »
Blood clots can be a major problem after a total knee joint replacement (TKR). Without prevention, up to 84 percent of all patients develop blood... Read more »