Blood Clots

Medically known as a “thrombus,” a blood clot is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by the formation of a deposit of coagulated blood cells. Blood clotting is a normal part of the body’s healing response after an external or internal injury, but cases which are not the direct result of an injury are known as “thrombosis” and should be evaluated by a doctor. Patients with thrombosis are at elevated risk of a wide range of serious medical conditions, including pulmonary embolisms, strokes and heart attack. Patients with thrombosis are often treated with medications known as “blood thinners,” which improve the flow of blood and reduce the likelihood of clot formation.