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Serious blood clots after surgery

When people don't move for a long time, such as on a cross-ocean plane trip or after some types of surgeries, they are more likely to develop a dangerous blood clot in deep veins of the body. Those blood clots can break loose and travel through the bloodstream to vital organs such as the lungs, where they can cause serious damage. While blood clots are not always preventable, doctors can order treatments such as blood-thinning medications to reduce the risk of clotting. However, average or lower rates of blood clots may be a sign of that the hospital's health care professionals are performing well at preventing clots.

Serious Blood Clots After Surgery


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