American Blood Clot Association News

Don’t Let Injuries Put You on Thin Ice: Managing Blood Clots with an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries, but they can have serious complications if not treated properly. One of the most dangerous potential side ...
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Breathless? The Shocking Truth About Blood Clots in the Lungs

Are you feeling breathless? It could be more serious than you think. Blood clots in the lungs are a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. They ...
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Richard Cohen’s Story with Blood Clots

A special thank you to Richard M. Cohen for helping the American Blood Clot Association to educate the public about the danger of blood clots. ...
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Blood Clot or Charlie Horse?

We’ve all felt it – that teeth-grinding muscle spasm in the arch of the foot, the back of the calf, or the back of the ...
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Does Aspirin Cause Blood Clots?

Aspirin is an over-the-counter product that’s been used for generations, not only to reduce pain and fever, but for other benefits as well. Does aspirin cause blood ...
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Foods that Prevent Blood Clots

Blood clots form for a number of reasons: a surgical procedure, obesity, a medical condition, or an injury. Blood thinning and anticoagulation medications are commonly ...
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Pulmonary Embolism Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

What is a pulmonary embolism? Pulmonary embolism defines the sudden blockage of a pulmonary artery inside the lung by an embolus, typically from a blood ...
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How is Someone Tested for Blood Clots?

A definitive diagnosis of the presence of a blood clot can be performed at your doctor’s office or hospital setting. Depending on the suspected location ...
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Do C-Sections Increase the Risk of Blood Clots?

A woman scheduled for a C-section has enough on her mind already, doesn’t she? A new baby, a new life, a new list of things ...
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How to Prevent Blood Clots in Children

Blood clotting is typically a normal process that occurs in the body following any damage or injury to a blood vessel. In such cases, the ...
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Is Walking or Exercise Good for DVT?

A deep vein thrombosis defines a blood clot that develops deep in a vein, most commonly in the calf, the thigh, and the groin. In ...
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What are IPC Devices for DVT Prevention?

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices, otherwise known as IPC devices, are the latest generation of products designed to assist in preventing deep vein thrombosis or DVT. ...
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