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Warfarin Overview

Warfarin (name brands include: Coumadin, Jantoven, Lawarin, Marevan, Waran, and Warfant) is an anticoagulant prescribed to patients needing to reduce and prevent blood clot form...

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Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Ventricular assist devices are mechanical pumps used in treatment of weakened hearts, such as those affected by heart disease. These pumps push blood throughout the body when th...

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF) is a medical condition that causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Sometimes the heartbeat can also be slow but irre...

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Blood Clots

Blood clots are clumps of blood that have changed from a liquid to a solid state. Blood clotting (also known as coagulation) is an important bodily function that prevents people...

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Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary Embolism

A Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is the blockage of an important blood vessel or artery in the lung caused by a blood clot. Often these clots are not lethal but can have negative side ...

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Protein s deficiency

Protein S deficiency

Protein S deficiency is a genetic disorder that makes one liable to the formation of abnormal clots in blood vessels. It was in the year 1984 when Protein S deficiency was first...

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Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden is a genetic condition that increases the risk of blood clots. Learn about the risks, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.

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Compression Stockings

Compression stockings, or compression socks, are specially designed pieces of clothing that provide pressure on the legs (usually the lower leg) to reduce the likelihood of bloo...

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Blood Clot in Leg (DVT/Deep Vein Thrombosis) Symptoms, Tests, Diagnosis and Treatment

In this article, we'll explain to you in plain english the signs and symptoms you may face when you have a blood clot in your leg (dvt/deep vein thrombosis), what tests doctors ...

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Antiphospholipid syndrome

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (also known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, APS, APLS or Hughes syndrome) is an autoimmune condition caused by antiphospholipid antibodies that ...

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Congenital heart defects

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect how blood is pumped throughout the heart and the body. While some CHDs lead to a small hole in the heart, some of them cause a part of hea...

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Protein c deficiency

Protein C Deficiency

Protein C deficiency is a blood clotting disorder that is usually related to abnormalities in the specific genes. People suffering from this condition are predisposed to the dev...

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Antithrombin iii deficiency

Antithrombin III Deficiency

Antithrombin III deficiency (also known as ATIII deficiency and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) is a type of clotting disorder in which blood gets abnormally clotted in bloo...

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