Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has leaflets on Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Deep Vein Thrombosis - Prevention When Travelling.

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Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity

Wishes to increase awareness of thrombosis among the public and health professionals and to raise research funds to improve patient care through improved prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease.

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Stop the Clot

A campaign launched by a UK charity to raise public awareness of the risks of hospital acquired blood clots (such as DVT) and how easily they can be prevented.

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Anticoagulation Europe

A charity providing information and advice to people on oral anticoagulation therapy such as warfarin (which is often prescribed for people with a DVT). Their website contains information about DVT.

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[url=http://www.gynaeuk.com/?q=node/36]Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis [/url]

This site is edited by Derek McLintock, BSc MB BS FRCOG, a Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician based in Hertfordshire, UK.

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Airogym

Leg exerciser to help combat Deep Vein Thrombosis whilst you remain seated.

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Thrombosis Research Institute

Produce two patient leaflets - Are you at risk of DVT? and Are you at risk of DVT in Hosptal?

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Venous thromboembolism overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Venous thromboembolism - reducing the risk

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Dabigatran

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Rivaroxaban

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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DVT

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Compression Hosiery for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - Frequently Asked Questions

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis - A Guide for Patients

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Testing for Heritable Thrombophilia

Information from the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

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Travel related DVT

Information from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

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Venous Thrombosis (DVT) & Air Travel

Information from the Circulation Foundation.

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DVT - Am I at Risk of a Blood Clot When Flying?

From the Civil Aviation Authority Aviation Health Unit.

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Deep vein thrombosis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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