Provided by the American Venous Forum: veinforum.org INDEX
CHAPTER 1: NORMAL VENOUS CIRCULATION
Commonly asked questions:
Why do my legs swell?
What if my swelling is only in one leg?
What causes the veins to not work well?
What can I do about my swelling?
CHAPTER 2: RISKS FACTORS FOR VENOUS THROMBOSIS
How common are Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)?
What causes DVT and PE (venous thromboembolism -VTE)?
What are the risk factors for VTE?
Age, Gender and Race
Immobilization or Travel
Primary Blood Clotting Disorders
Oral Contraceptives and Hormonal Therapy
How does clot affect the vein?
Does the vein return to normal
after the clot resolves?
CHAPTER 3: CLOTTING DISORDERS
What is a D-Dimer Level?
Hereditary Clotting Disorders
Group 1: A lack of anti-clotting factors in the blood
Protein C Deficiency
Protein S Deficiency
Group 2: An increased amount of pro-clotting factors in the blood
Activated Protein C Resistance/Factor V Leiden Mutation
Prothrombin Defects; Prothrombin Gene 20210A Mutation