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Thrombosis Articles


Deep Vein Thrombosis: Understanding the consequences

11 October, 2014

A blood clot or thrombus can form in the deep and superficial veins of the body. Superficial phlebitis or thrombophlebitis, or blood clot and inflammation in a superficial vein does not cause much problem. However, clots in the deeper veins of the body call for urgent medical attention. The condition is known as deep vein …


Does Vitamin D Deficiency Mean Higher Risk For Cardiovascular Disease?

16 August, 2019

<p>Vitamin D is necessary for our overall health. We all know that deficiency of vitamin D causes many health issues. But, does Vitamin D Deficiency mean higher risk for cardiovascular disease? Yes, vitamin D and cardiovascular disease are somehow...


What Is A Heart Attack : Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

22 April, 2018

Rising public awareness about symptoms of heart attack in men and women and several lifestyle changes have eventually contributed to a considerable reduction in the occurrence of heart attacks in the last four decades. Right now it is very important to know and understand what is a heart attack.


Cardiovascular Diseases – Does Age or Gender Matter?

24 September, 2017

Cardiovascular diseases include a range of diseases that affect the proper functioning of the heart, like angina, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery


Important Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist About Angioplasty

17 August, 2016

A recent study reveals that loneliness, which was previously linked to a compromised immune system and premature death, can increase the risk of a stroke or coronary artery disease by a staggering 30%. While factors causing health ailments seem to keep adding on, it is the duty of every heart patient to take extra care …


Coronary Angiography – Things You Should Know

24 June, 2016

What is Coronary Angiography? Coronary Angiography is a procedure, which is done to examine the coronary arteries of the patient’s heart. Angiography is a technique that uses medical imaging to view the organs and blood vessels of the patient’s body. This is particularly performed to view the veins, arteries, and heart chambers to diagnose blockages …


Brain Stroke: Things You Should Know

25 April, 2016

A brain stroke, also known by the term ‘brain attack’, strikes when there is a hindrance in the circulation of the blood to the brain. When the brain cells do not receive the required amount of oxygen because of decrease in the blood flow, they get damaged and eventually die. This leads to a brain stroke. …


Chronic Leukaemias: CML, CLL, VTE

26 February, 2015

Any blood forming cells or lymphoid cells inside our body can turn into a leukaemia cell. Once this change has taken place, the leukaemia cells are not able to go through their normal process of maturing. They might reproduce too quickly, but in a majority of cases the issue is that they don’t mature die …


Liver Transplant FAQ

5 February, 2015

What is liver transplant? A liver transplant is a surgical procedure by which a surgeon replaces a dysfunctional or damaged liver with a healthy one. Either a part of liver or whole liver is transplanted, according to the indication of the transplant. Since liver is the only organ in the body which can regenerate to …


Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ

2 February, 2015

Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ: What is hip replacement? Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a painful hip joint is replaced by an artificial prosthetic implant to relieve the pain. Total hip replacement surgery and partial hip replacement surgery are the two types of hip replacement surgeries. Indications for Hip replacement? The indications that …


Chemoport FAQs

27 January, 2015

What is Chemoport? A chemoport or chemotherapy port is a type of implant placed under the skin of the patients undergoing intravenous chemotherapy treatment. It is a small device that enables easy access to the bloodstream. It is primarily used to transfer red blood cells and platelets. Besides, the chemoport can be used to insert …


Unexplained stomach discomfort could mean Liver enlargement

9 October, 2014

What is liver enlargement? Liver is a vital organ located on the upper right abdomen. It clears toxins from the body and enables clotting of blood. Liver enlargement, or hepatomegaly as it is known in medical terms, refers to swelling of the liver beyond its normal size. An enlarged liver is not a disease by …


Pre-requisites for liver transplant donors

26 June, 2014

Liver transplant surgery is a boon for patients suffering from liver failure. In a living donor, liver transplant takes effect by removing a part of the donor’s liver and putting it into a recipient. There is a higher success rate in case of living donor liver transplant. Hence, it is a preferred mode of treatment …


Knee Pain and Joint Replacements (Arthroplasty)

20 March, 2014

What is a Knee pain? Knee pain defines the soreness that emerges in and around one’s knee joints. The pain intensity can differ depending upon age, cause and the stage of the syndrome. What are the causes? Injuries Ligament Sprains Tear of Menicus Diseases Knee osteoarthritis Gout  Inflammations Bursitis of the knee Tendinitis Deformities Genu …


Understanding the Heart’s Function

28 February, 2014

The Heart: Anatomy  The heart is a muscle that pumps blood continuously to the rest of the body. It lies towards the front and middle of the chest, slightly to the left of the breastbone. The heart is divided into the right and left by a wall, and each side has a small chamber (atrium) …

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