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New Treatment for DVT and Tips on How to Avoid One

DVT in Left Leg

DVT Left Leg Causing Swelling

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has just issued its final appraisal determination on the use of rivaroxaban (also known as Xarelto) as an alternative to warfarin for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and prevention of recurrent DVT.

Estimates suggest that more than 46,000 people in England and Wales will develop a DVT in 2012, rising to more than 50,000 people in 2016, due in part to the rising population.

Up until now, warfarin has been the … Continue reading »

Tips for Healthy Veins on Your Christmas Get-Away

Avoid DVT on FlightsLeg Vein Health on Flights
Are you planning to get away this Christmas? Perhaps you are going to escape the cold and get some sunshine or may be you will be visiting family “down under”. If you are travelling for more than 4 hours, then take care of your legs veins.

For the majority of us, a travel-related DVT is very unlikely, but it can be devastating. So, the following simple advice should keep you safe…. Continue reading »