American Blood Clot Association News

Can Aspirin Prevent DVT?

You’ve heard of people with prior heart attack history being on low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent another heart attack, so doesn’t the same apply to …

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Blood Clots in the Groin

A blood clot that forms in the upper leg vein is called a femoral vein thrombosis. The medical term for a blood clot is thrombus. …

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Blood Clots and Bed Rest

Bed rest may be medically recommended for individuals for a variety of reasons; pregnancy, post-surgical recovery, illness, or injury, or even partial or complete paralysis. …

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10 Things that Raise the Risk of Blood Clots

Any number of situations can increase a person’s risk for developing blood clots. Blood clots form when plasma proteins (factors) and components of blood like …

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Are Menstrual Blood Clots Dangerous

It’s that time of the month again. For some, cramps, fatigue, and weakness make for daily discomfort until your menstrual period ends. While most women …

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Can Potassium Levels Cause Blood Clots?

Is there an association between potassium levels and blood clots? Understanding the role of potassium in the body can help answer this question. Potassium is …

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What Does Smoking Have to do with Blood Clots?

Can smoking cause blood clots? Does smoking influence the viscosity or thickness of the blood? Blood clots form for a variety of reasons and some …

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Traveling and Blood Clots

Traveling for long distances by car poses a number of challenges to individuals due to long periods of time sitting behind the wheel or being …

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Types of Blood Clots

A blood clot, known as an embolism, develops due to a variety of reasons and in different parts of the body. However, all blood clots …

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Supplements That Help Prevent Blood Clots

A number of supplements may assist the prevention of blood clots. However, before taking supplements to prevent blood clots, talk to your physician about your …

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