DVT overview – provided by Specialist DVT Nurse, Sharon Collins
A great overview of DVT was written by Sharon Collins, DVT Specialist Nurse and Independent Prescriber… [more]
Looking after yourself in the air
If you are about to go abroad or travel by aeroplane, and are concerned about the risk of DVT, there… [more]
An interesting study into DVT presentation in patients recently diagnosed with a stroke, summarised on Medpagetoday
Can you get a DVT from too much exercise? Read the recent article from the Daily Mail which claims this has happened recently, and let us know your thoughts.
The University of Birmingham are hosting an update day on the management of oral anticoagulation. It is taking place on 28th September. Follow this link for details.
Hospitals in which patients die unnecessarily of a blood clot will be “named and shamed” according to the Telegraph this week. Trusts are required to screen 90% of patients but it is being found that less than half manage this, and there are around 25,000 hospital acquired DVTs a year in the UK. Follow this link below [...]
A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use. Chris Staniforth, 20, who would play his console for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). His father David believes the condition may have been [...]