Anticoagulant Therapy
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Anticoagulant Therapy

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Introduction Anticoagulation ("blood-thinning") is a therapeutic mechanism used to reduce the risk of blood clots, or to treat already established blood clots for various indications, including; venous thromboembolism (for prevent…

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Coagulation and the Clotting Cascade
The Clotting Cascade

Coagulation and the Clotting Cascade

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Introduction Coagulation is the process by which blood changes from a liquid into a blood clot, to cause the cessation of blood loss from a blood vessel. The process involves…

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Pulmonary Embolism – PE
CTPA showing saddle PE. Note the lack of contrast in the pulmonary vessels, as demonstrated by the red arrows which is indicative of thrombus.This file is taken from wikimedia commons and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Pulmonary Embolism – PE

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Introduction Pulmonary Embolism (also known as pulmonary embolus) is most commonly a complication of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from another source - e.g. a clot in the legs or pelvis (a DVT) that…

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