Thrombosis: Everything You Need to Know

Thrombosis: Everything You Need to Know

by Jack Hirsh

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Overview

Thrombosis: Everything You Need to Know by Jack Hirsh

A layperson's guide to a debilitating condition.

Thrombosis is the formation of a solid blood clot in an arterial or venous vessel where it can interfere with normal blood flow.

About 1 in 20 suffers from vein clots or lung clots at some point, and about half of those suffering from thrombosis have other illnesses such as cancer or develop the clot while recovering from surgery or a serious accident. While most episodes of blood clotting are not dangerous, some can be serious and even fatal.

Thrombosis is a straightforward, helpful guide for non-medical readers that explains important issues regarding this condition:

  • Causes of thrombosis
  • Prevention of blood clotting
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • New and current drug therapies
  • The latest surgical procedures
  • Day-to-day management.

Thrombosis is an invaluable resource for those suffering from the condition and for their families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554070961
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/03/2005
Series: Your Personal Health Series
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jack Hirsh, CM, HD, FRCP (C), FRACP, FRSC, Dcs is Director of the Henderson Research Centre. For over 20 years, he worked as a professor at McMaster University in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and has published hundreds of scholarly articles.

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