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    Varicose Veins Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged, bulging, and twisted. They most often appear in the legs. CAUSES This condition is caused by damage to the valves in veins. These valves help blood return to your heart. When they are damaged and stop working properly, blood may flow backward and back up in the veins near the skin, causing the veins to get larger and appear twisted. The condition can result from any issue that causes blood to back up, like pregnancy, prolonged standing, or obesity. RISK FACTORS This condition is more likely to develop in people who are: On their feet a lot. Pregnant. Overweight. SYMPTOMS Symptoms of this condition include: Bulging, twisted, and bluish veins. Leg pain. This may be worse at the end of the day.…

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    Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

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    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. The deep veins pass through the deep tissues of the legs. These veins transport blood from the legs and feet back to the heart. The superficial veins are located beneath the surface of the skin, and the deep veins run between muscles of the legs. Contractions of these muscles helps to squeeze the blood towards the heart when we move our legs. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are…

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    internal jugular veins as well. As the external jugular veins descend through the lateral neck, they pass obliquely over the sternocleidomastoid muscles and then empty into the subclavian veins. The brachiocephalic vein a vein that returns oxygen-depleted blood from the upper limbs, neck, and head to the heart. There is a brachiocephalic vein on the left side of the neck and one on the right. The two brachiocephalic veins merge together with the azygos vein, which carries deoxygenated blood from…

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    Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Harvesting Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (EVH) is a procedure to remove part of the saphenous vein in your leg. The saphenous vein is also called the great saphenous vein or the long saphenous vein. This vein runs from the inside of your ankle, up along the inside of your knee, and up to your groin. It returns blood from your leg to your heart. This vein is used to make a detour (bypass) around a blocked heart artery. EVH is done as part of heart surgery.…

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    Operative Management of Portal Vein/SMV Trauma: Can We Just Ligate Case Scenario: A 21-year-old male presented to the emergency department after he was stabbed in the abdomen. On examination, his vital signs were significant for a systolic blood pressure of 70 mmHg, heart rate of 120 beats per minute, and a right upper quadrant stab wound. Given the concern for intra-abdominal bleeding, he was taken to operating room for exploratory laparotomy. The patient had a large right zone 1…

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    Temperature 96.8˚F, Heart Rate 129 beats per minute, Blood Pressure 102/60, Respiratory Rate 23, SPO2 100% on room air. Upon examination of his left leg, it is undeniably blue in color with significant swelling as compared to the right. Superficial veins are noticeably distended and the leg is cool to the touch. A Duplex Ultrasonography Examination is performed and a large deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is noted, involving the Common Femoral Vein all the way to the Popliteal Vein. At this point and…

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    Deep vein Thrombosis is the third most common cardiovascular disease after acute coronary syndromes and strokes, affecting 2 million individuals in the US each year. (Theodorou, Theodorou, & Kakitsubata, 2003) Although more commonly limited to the veins of the calf, lower extremity deep vein thrombosis is a very serious medical condition that can result in death or disability. DVT is a condition that happens when blood clots are present and forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. It is…

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    Various studies have been conducted within and away from the medical field regarding the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and the conditions that can occur after its development. One intervention that has been researched that nurses are able to provide to their patients to help with this type of condition is by equipping their lower extremities with graduated compression stockings. Problem Deep vein thrombosis, often abbreviated as DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition where a…

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    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), occurs when a blood clot forms within a vein that's deep in your body. It typically forms in either the thigh or the lower leg. It mostly strikes people who spend hours sitting in one place, which is why it happens to airline passengers on long trips. However, commercial or owner operator truck drivers who spend hours on the road sitting in front of a steering wheel are also at risk of getting this condition. Sitting in the driver's seat for hours slows down your…

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    problem of Varicose Veins. In some cases these veins do not cause any serious problems but in cases of serious cosmetic issues and dermatitis, varicose veins treatment becomes a necessity. What are VARICOSE VEINS? These are a type of transformed veins underneath the surface of skin. Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of skin most commonly in the legs and ankles. One of the mainsprings of this infirmity…

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