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Ch 6: Deep Vein Thrombosis: Practical Applications

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Explore the practical applications of deep vein thrombosis with help from the short lessons in this chapter. Deepen your knowledge of this condition by examining its relationship with various body parts, medical issues and daily activities.

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Practical Applications - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Individuals with deep vein thrombosis suffer from the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein. Take a look at the lessons in this chapter to find out how deep vein thrombosis can form in different parts of the body, including arms, legs and feet. Also, examine the risk of forming these blood clots when pregnant, exercising or even traveling on a plane. Review lessons at your own pace and in any sequence you desire. And test your knowledge with short quizzes and a chapter exam. Taking these steps can enable you to grasp the following:

  • Deep vein thrombosis in the groin, thigh, calf, arm and other body parts
  • How air travel, cancer, exercise and pregnancy can impact deep vein thrombosis
  • Relationship between deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism or stroke
  • Varicose veins vs. deep vein thrombosis

LessonObjective
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Arm Examine the impact of deep vein thrombosis in the arm.
Deep Vein Thrombosis: Upper vs Lower Extremity Differentiate between deep vein thrombosis in the upper extremities and lower extremities.
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Groin Describe how deep vein blood clots can form in the groin.
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Leg Find out more about the signs, symptoms and risks of deep vein thrombosis in the leg.
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Thigh Explore reasons that deep vein blood clots commonly form in the thigh.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & the Knee Take a close look at how deep vein thrombosis can form above or below the knee.
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Calf Review ways deep vein blood clots can form in the calf.
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Foot Learn the symptoms, risks and how deep vein thrombosis can form in the foot.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Air Travel Read the relationship between air travel and the formation of deep vein blood clots.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Cancer Examine why deep vein thrombosis is often common in cancer patients.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Exercise Study how exercise can have an impact on deep vein thrombosis.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pregnancy Discover why pregnancy can sometimes lead to deep vein thrombosis.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism Describe how deep vein thrombosis could lead to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Stroke Explore how strokes sometimes result in deep vein blood clots.
Deep Vein Thrombosis & Varicose Veins Take a look at the similarities and differences between deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Deep Vein Thrombosis: Practical Applications
Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Arm

1. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Arm

Have you ever heard of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? You may already know it most commonly affects the legs. But can it affect the arms as well? And if so, why? This lesson explains.

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Upper vs Lower Extremity

2. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Upper vs Lower Extremity

Deep vein thrombosis is mostly only thought of as occurring in the legs, but we are going to discuss deep vein thrombosis in both the arms and legs. The lesson will also include comparisons of the causes, treatments, signs and symptoms as well as complications.

Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Groin

3. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Groin

If you think a bad hit to the groin area is the only cause of pain in that region, you'd be wrong! One possible cause of pain in the groin can have deadly consequences. Find out why as you learn about deep vein thrombosis in the groin.

Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Leg

4. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Leg

We are going to learn about a deep vein thrombosis as it occurs in the leg. We will discuss the signs and symptoms, complications and how it is treated.

Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Thigh

5. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Thigh

Are you concerned that you may have deep vein thrombosis in the thigh? You kind of have to be. Find out why, as you learn about this condition, the major risk it poses, and how to spot it.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & the Knee

6. Deep Vein Thrombosis & the Knee

Why would deep vein thrombosis occur in the knee? This lesson not only explain what would cause such a problem but also why that cause results in thrombosis and what the signs, symptoms, and sequela of it may be.

Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Calf

7. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Calf

Deep vein thrombosis can be a potentially deadly condition. In this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about it as well as how it can be spotted with respect to your calf muscles.

Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Foot

8. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Foot

Can foot surgery result in death? Maybe, but maybe not. In this lesson you're going to learn about one possible risk of foot surgery and how significant that risk actually is.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Air Travel

9. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Air Travel

In this lesson, we'll go over how deep vein thrombosis develops, look at what causes it in air travel, as well as what risk factors increase the likelihood of developing it. We will also look at preventative measures as well as possible treatments.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Cancer

10. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Cancer

How is a blood disorder that may cause death related to cancer? In this lesson you're going to learn how two very dangerous conditions are linked together.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Exercise

11. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Exercise

What is deep vein thrombosis, and how is it linked to exercise? You'll learn about this condition, one major reason for its cause, and how you can help prevent it with exercise.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pregnancy

12. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pregnancy

In this lesson, we'll explore the risks of deep vein thrombosis during pregnancy. We'll start by reviewing what deep vein thrombosis is, and then explain why pregnant women are at greater risk. Then, we'll cover treatments for deep vein thrombosis that are safe to use during pregnancy.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism

13. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism

Did you know that a problem in your legs can actually cause a problem in your lungs so severe that you might die? This lesson examines this interesting and very serious condition called deep vein thrombosis.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Stroke

14. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Stroke

Can deep vein thrombosis (DVT) cause a stroke? Can a stroke increase the chances for developing DVT? This lesson will tell you why the answer is yes and no.

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Varicose Veins

15. Deep Vein Thrombosis & Varicose Veins

In this lesson we'll explore what deep vein thrombosis is and how it can create long lasting effects in postthrombotic syndrome. We'll look at one symptom of postthrombotic syndrome --specifically, varicose veins.

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