Xarelto Lawsuit Miami Florida
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How Do You Know You are At Risk for a Blood Clot?
There are several ways you can determine if you are at risk for blood clots. If you have experienced problems with clots in the past, you are more likely to have future clots. There are also tests your doctor can administer that will determine if you currently have clots.
Venous Blood Clots
Venous blood clots can be detected through a variety of different tests. Your doctor might suggest an ultrasound, which is the most common way to detect clots. There are instances in which ultrasounds are not possible for clients, but if it is possible, they provide a non-invasive method for detecting clots.
Venography is another option for discovering this type of clot. This test uses a video x-ray to recognize a clot. Dye is injected into the body to make the clot easier to view in the x-ray.
Your doctor might also suggest a D-Dimer test, which is a blood test used to detect clots. This type of test detects clots of all types, but the hope is no clots will be found. If a clot is found, further testing is needed to determine if it is a healthy clot that formed in response to an injury or bruise, or a clot that could trigger serious health problems.
When a clot dislodges and travels through the body, especially if it moves toward the lungs, emergency testing will be ordered. Chest x-rays are usually taken, though they are not very effective for detecting clots. What they do is rule out other problems and let your doctor know if further testing is needed to detect a clot. An electrocardiogram can show the presence of an embolism or could reveal other problems triggering chest pain.
Arterial Blood Clots
Blood clots caused by arterial thrombosis are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. If the blood supply is not able to reach certain areas of the body, the tissue can atrophy. If treated in time, irreversible damage can be prevented. In addition to emergency surgery, your doctor may also recommend an arteriography, which is a test that uses imaging to detect a clot. This test can be performed during surgery, if necessary.
If a heart attack is in progress, an EKG can be used to finalize the diagnosis. During a stroke a computerized tomography (CT) scan is used to find bleeding or a tumor. Either of these could be causing the problem. In each of these situations testing and treatment are used at the same time to detect the cause of a problem, stop the event in progress, and determines further treatment.
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