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Vein Thrombo-embolism Treatment Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Vein Thrombo-embolism to foreign patients.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Assuta Hospital

Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Anadolu Medical Center

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Galenia Hospital

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Vein Thrombo-embolism is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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About Vein Thrombo-embolism

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is vein thrombo-embolism?

This is a blood clot which develops inside a deep vein inside the body. It is also known as deep vein thrombosis or venous thrombosis. They commonly occur in the leg in a large vein which runs through the thigh and calf muscles. Vein thrombo-embolism can lead to pain and complications such as pulmonary embolism which is a serious condition that occurs when the blood clot enters the bloodstream and blocks off circulation to the lungs. When pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis occur together they are referred to as venous thrombo-embolism.


Causes of thrombo-embolism

Vein thrombo-embolism is caused by blood clots. Blood clots form when there is a change in blood flow in the veins. The blood clots can form in the arteries or veins in the limbs, lungs, kidneys heart or brain and travel from one point to another. They can lead to serious complications such as:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Organ damage
  • Death

Risk factor

  • Smoking
  • Use of estrogen or birth control pills
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune disorders such as lupus
  • Obesity
  • People who have too many blood cells
  • A family history of blood clots
  • Multiple traumas
  • Surgeries to the hip, pelvis or knee
  • Leg fractures
  • Genetic defects
  • Indwelling central venous lines
  • A history of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis
  • Being inactive for long periods such as after surgery
  • Being pregnant
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Symptoms

  • In some cases, vein thrombo-embolism is asymptomatic. If symptoms occur they include:
  • Pain in the leg usually in the calf area
  • Swelling and tenderness in the calf muscle
  • A heavy dull ache in the affected area
  • The skin appears red in the affected area
  • Warm skin in the affected area
  • Pain that worsens when the leg is bent towards the knee
  • Chest pain that worsens when you inhale
  • Breathlessness that may occur suddenly or gradually
  • Sudden collapse

If you experience any of the symptoms that may indicate vein thrombo-embolism you should seek medical attention immediately.


Diagnosis

  • D-dimer test: This is a special blood test which detects pieces of blood clots that are loose in your bloodstream. If the number of fragments found is high it more likely that there is a blood clot in your vein
  • Ultrasound scan: This test is used to detect any blood clots that may be present in your veins. A Doppler ultrasound may also be done as it shows how fast the blood is flowing. If blood flow is blocked or slow it may be due to a blood clot.
  • Venogram: This test may be used if the ultrasound and D-dimer test results are inconclusive. A contrast dye is injected into your vein and highlights any gaps in the blood vessels where a blood clot is blocking blood flow.

Treatment

Vein thrombo-embolism is usually treated by anticoagulant medications. These reduce the ability of the blood to clot and stop any existing clots from getting bigger.

Compression stocking may also be prescribed to improve symptoms and prevent complications.


Prevention

  • Stop smoking
  • Lifestyle changes that include eating healthy balanced diet and regular exercise
  • Maintaining a healthy weight and riding excess weight if obese.

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