Symptom of Thrombosis, Thrombosis, Venous Thromboembolism
Symptom of Thrombosis
Clinical symptoms of deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain, and discolouration of the affected extremity. Physical examination may reveal calf tenderness, unilateral oedema, warmth, skin discolouration, and superficial venous dilation.129, 374 However, many of these signs and symptoms can occur in other conditions and therefore have a low predictive value for diagnosing DVT.150
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The pathological formation of a blood clot, or thrombosis, poses significant health risks. Thrombosis plays a role in heart attack, ischaemic stroke, cardioembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and venous thromboembolic disease (Venous thromboembolism (VTE)).16, 144, 10
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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a well-recognised cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in hospitalised patients. About one in four cases of Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with hospitalisation, and Venous thromboembolism (VTE) may occur in patients hospitalised to treat medical illness as well in those undergoing surgery.119, 62
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