This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot. The French version of this pamphlet 1545, "Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation", is also available.
La présente publication explique ce qu’est un caillot de sang et ce qui en provoque la formation, ce que votre équipe de soins de santé fera pour vous protéger contre la formation d’un caillot de sang, les symptômes de la présence potentielle d’un caillot de sang et ce que vous pouvez faire pour prévenir la formation d’un caillot de sang. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1542, "Preventing Blood Clots While in the Hospital". This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are a…
Ticagrelor is a medicine used along with low dose Aspirin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. You should not take Ticagrelor if you have or had a current bleeding problem such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer or if you have severe liver disease. Instructions for how to take and store this medicine as well as drug interactions and foods to avoid are discussed. Missed dose instructions are given. This pamphlet also describes warnings and possible side effects.