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Danger: clots kill! Controlling risk factors for thrombosis

Publication date: Thursday, 21 March 2013
Contributor(s): Beverley Bostock-Cox

Clots are life-saving in the right place at the right time, when they can stop us bleeding to death. But a clot in the wrong place can spell disaster, leading to heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. This article explains why life-threatening clots can develop so quickly, what can be done to prevent them, and how each type of clot is treated.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 10, Number 1, Jan-Feb-Mar 2013
Print edition page(s): 14-16
Contributor(s): Beverley Bostock-Cox

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