Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

trombosi venosa profonda (TVP) è l'occorrenza di un trombo di coaguli di sangue) viene creata in una o più vene profonde all'interno del corpo, di solito nelle gambe. La trombosi venosa profonda può causare dolore alle gambe o gonfiore ma può verificarsi senza alcun sintomo.
March 6, 2017

Deep vein thrombosis ( DVT) is the occurrence of a blood clot thrombus ) is created in one or more of the deep veins inside the body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but may occur without any symptoms. Deep vein thrombosis can from if you have a particular medical condition that affects how your blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis can also occur…


Understanding Cyanosis: Blue Skin Discoloration

January 18, 2017

Cyanosis is the abnormal blue discoloration that occurs in the skin and mucous membrane by an increase in the deoxygenated hemoglobin levels to 5 g/dl. People with anemia do not develop cyanosis until the oxygen saturation(SO2) has declined to lower levels than for a person with normal hemoglobin levels as well as people wth polycythemia exhibit cyanosis at greater oxygen saturation levels, Cyanosis can be classified into either central or…


What is a Pulmonary Embolism?

January 15, 2017

A Pulmonary embolism is the block in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is formed by blood clots that progress to the lungs from the legs or seldom to other parts of the body (deep vein thrombosis) Since the clots block blood flow to lungs, pulmonary embolism can be life threatening. However, immediate treatment can greatly reduce the risk of death. Taking measures…