Blood clots and other types of blockages in blood vessels in the legs can have serious health consequences. In this interview with Ellen Beth Levitt, our expert discusses the symptoms and latest treatments for deep vein thrombosis and peripheral arterial disease, and why both of these conditions can have serious health consequences if they are not treated properly. Part One: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Pulmonary embolism DVT symptoms, risk factors and treatments Blood thinners Importance of follow up after DVT treatment Post-thrombotic syndrome Interventional radiology treatments Part Two: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Claudication PAD Symptoms PAD Risk factors Diagnosing PAD - ABI (Ankle / Brachial index) PAD Treatments Stents PAD and heart disease Preventing PAD Guest: Dr. Ziv Haskal, chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Haskal is also a professor and vice chairman of diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Related Information: Links: The Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine http://www.umm.edu/diagnosticrad/index.htm
Dr. Ziv Haskal http://www.umm.edu/doctors/ziv_j_haskal.html
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