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Press Release | DVT Prevention for Pregnancy Launches New Website to Promote Awareness and Prevention of DVT Pregnancy
DVT Prevention for Pregnancy
DVT Prevention for Pregnancy announces the launch of its new website, www.dvtpregnancy.com. The website aims at preventing DVT pregnancies without the use of potentially dangerous medications.
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) During & After Pregnancy
What to Expect
While still rare, your risk rises when you're expecting — which is why it's so important to recognize the symptoms.
Understanding DVT During Pregnancy
National Health Service
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where a blood clot develops, often in the deep veins of the legs but occasionally in the pelvis. It can be fatal if the clot dislodges and travels to the lungs.
Facts | Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions. It is important to know about DVT because it can happen to anybody and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that DVT is preventable and treatable if discovered early.
Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
The pathophysiology of VTE in pregnancy appears to relate to the increased venous stasis noted during this period but other factors such as alterations in the balance of proteins of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems have also been implicated.
Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
Pregnancy increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) 4- to 5-fold over that in the nonpregnant state. The 2 manifestations of VTE are deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE). Although most reports suggest that VTE can occur at any trimester in pregnancy, some studies suggest that VTE is more common during the first half of pregnancy.
Thrombosis in pregnancy
Blood clots are rare, but pregnancy does make you more prone to getting one. In pregnancy, you’re up to 10 times more likely to develop a blood clot than a non-pregnant woman your age.
Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy
American Family Physician
Venous thromboembolism is the leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Pregnancy is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis, and risk is further increased with a personal or family history of thrombosis or thrombophilia.
Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy: Mechanisms, Treatment, and Public Awareness
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Journal
The main reason for the increased risk of VTE in pregnancy is hypercoagulability. The hypercoagulability of pregnancy, which has likely evolved to protect women from the bleeding challenges of miscarriage and childbirth, is present as early as the first trimester and so is the increased risk of VTE.
How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
About 350,000 Americans are diagnosed with these blood clots each year, and almost as many have them and don't know it. Even if you're at risk, you can take steps to prevent DVT.
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
If you are pregnant, medication or other treatments may be prescribed to prevent DVT if you have certain risk factors such as a strong family history of DVT, an inherited thrombophilia, need for bed rest and likelihood to have a cesarean birth.
This is Serious | Women & DVT/PE
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Hematology
The campaign was developed by Dr. Thomas Ortel of the Duke Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This campaign is a multi-media program aimed at educating women about DVT and PE and motivating them to take action if they believe they may be at risk.