Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis
A GRIEVING family's five-year campaign has resulted in Scotland's health boards being ordered to urgently update their policies for preventing and managing deep vein thrombosis.
THOUSANDS of deaths could be prevented by improving diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a family who lost their daughter to the condition told MSPs yesterday.
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OFFICE workers who spend hours each day in front of computer screens face a higher risk of suffering a blood clot than long-haul air passengers, researchers said yesterday.
Key Quote: "If we keep looking at it and do not do anything, people are going to die the same as Katie died." Gordon McPherson, Katie's father.
TRAVELLING for more than four hours by air, car, bus or train can increase the risk of blood clots. Thrombosis is a hazard of many different modes of transport, not just flying, a study found.
AN ELDERLY woman collapsed and died from deep vein thrombosis after spending more than four hours on a coach.
EATING six tomatoes or drinking a quarter of a pint of their juice every day can prevent airline killer deep vein thrombosis, Scottish scientists have proved.
THE recent sad death of a young woman who apparently suffered from deep venous thrombosis, without it being diagnosed at two hospitals, throws the spotlight once more on this dangerous condition.
A YOUNG woman has died of a fatal blood clot, only two months after being given the all-clear from the threat of deep vein thrombosis.
Key quote "I note that although DVT is difficult to diagnose, it is not an uncommon condition and that these events are unlikely to be unique within NHS facilities in Scotland. I therefore urge all health boards to introduce or review their protocols for the management of suspected DVT," - Professor Alice Brown
SITTING still for a long time is the main cause of life-threatening blood clots, scientists said yesterday after carrying out research that showed lower oxygen levels and pressure on long-haul flights did not have an effect on healthy people.
SITTING at a desk all day could put workers at risk of deadly blood clots, doctors warned yesterday.
SUFFERING an infection increases the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a study of more than three million patient records from across the UK revealed.
LOW air pressure and reduced oxygen on flights may be linked to an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), rather than just cramped conditions.
Long-distance travel of all kinds leads to a small but increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a government-published report said yesterday.
VICTIMS of deep vein thrombosis - so-called economy class syndrome - today lost their appeal to the Law Lords for the right to claim compensation from airlines.
WHEN Rachel Stafford found herself out of breath walking to her George Street office from her home just off The Meadows, she assumed she’d picked up a chest infection.
A BUSINESSMAN sued has Qantas and British Airways in Australia, saying he suffered disabilities after a stroke caused by deep vein thrombosis.
THE parents of a student who died from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) have been told by doctors that even a good clinician has only a 50 per cent chance of detecting the condition.