How to use Clot in a sentence
He underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain.
The salts of iron quickly cause coagulation of the blood, and the clot plugs the bleeding vessels.
Vitamin K helps the blood coagulate or clot.
And he found that all albinoes do not fail to clot when intravascularly injected with nucleoproteids.
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But about 7% showed an exceedingly limited coagulation, in which the clot was colourless and flocculent, and confined to the heart.
Doctors have known for 60 years that prolonged immobility increases the risk of suffering a blood clot.
Although the build-up of coronary atheroma is slow, a clot can occur at any time.
National targets state that if a patient has a heart attack they must receive clot busters within a specified time after arriving at hospital.
Next, blood coagulation rapidly replaces this unstable platelet plug with a stable fibrin clot.Advertisement
These drugs will help keep the clot from increasing in size and help prevent pulmonary embolism.
People with an irregular heartbeat may be given warfarin, which reduces the blood's tendency to clot.
This clot can completely block the blood flow through the coronary artery, causing a myocardial infarction.
This review examines the roles of the major fibrinolytic factors involved in clot lysis.
This has considerable advantages in maintaining the blood clot and encouraging new bone growth to maintain the alveolar bony ridge.Advertisement
Fibrin creates a number of threads that make the plasma sticky, enabling a clot to form.
A blood clot was found and was rushed back to bed and hooked up with blood thinners.
Drugs to dissolve the thrombus - thrombolytic drugs - may be given during the first 48 hours after formation of the blood clot.
The blockage of the artery is usually caused by a blood clot (called a thrombus by doctors) or an embolus.
By embolism is meant the more or less sudden stoppage of a vessel by a plug of solid matter carried thither by the current of the blood; be it a little clot from the heart or, what is far more pernicious, an infective fragment from some focus of infection in the body, by which messengers new foci of infection may be scattered about the body.Advertisement
Omega 3 fats are a particular type of polyunsaturated fat that reduce the stickiness of blood, making it less likely to clot.
This can block the production of thromboxane which increases the stickiness of red blood cells and makes them more likely to clot.
It is a condition in which a small blood clot or thrombus forms mainly in the deep veins of the legs.
It is this aggregation of platelets which triggers the cascade of reactions leading to blood clot formation (thrombosis).
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot formed on the surface of plaques inside the coronary arteries.Advertisement
In children, blockages may be caused by a blood clot, injury to the artery, or rarely in children, atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty deposits on the blood vessel walls).
A cerebral thrombosis is a blood clot that develops at the clogged part of the blood vessel.
A cerebral embolism is a blood clot that travels to the clogged blood vessel from another location in the circulatory system.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a "mini stroke," is characterized by a short-term blood vessel obstruction or clot that tends to resolve itself quickly, usually within 10-20 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
Anticoagulant medications, including heparin or warfarin and low-dose aspirin, may be used to reduce the risk of blood clot formation.
Sometimes urgent surgery is necessary soon after the child is admitted to the emergency room to remove a blood clot and restore oxygen flow to the brain tissue.
It may be a gas bubble, a blood clot, a fat globule, a mass of bacteria, or other foreign body that forms somewhere else and travels through the circulatory system until it gets stuck.
This opening can allow a blood clot from one part of the body to travel through the flap and up to the brain, causing a stroke.
The platelet plug then binds coagulation proteins to form a clot that stops bleeding.
Coagulation tests, including clotting time, will be performed to determine the ability of the child's blood to form a clot.
Clotting factors-Substances in the blood, also known as coagulation factors, that act in sequence to stop bleeding by triggering the formation of a clot.
The cloth absorbs blood and allows clot formation.
The clot should not be disturbed, so if blood soaks through the cloth, another cloth should be placed directly on top rather than replacing the original cloth.
Once the wound has been cleared of foreign material and washed, it should be gently blotted dry, with care not to disturb the blood clot.
Children who have had a valve replaced must take an anticoagulant medication, usually warfarin (Coumadin), in order to minimize the possibility of a clot forming on the prosthetic valve.
A stroke may be caused by a blood clot or by hemorrhage due to a burst blood vessel.
If the cardiac catheterization indicates that a closure device would be an effective treatment, an anticoagulant medication, is given intravenously to reduce the risk of blood clot.
This medication reduces the risk of blood clot formation around the closure device.
It can also occur if a thrombosis, or blood clot, forms in the vein at the IV catheter site.
Thrombosis-The formation of a blood clot in a vein or artery that may obstruct local blood flow or may dislodge, travel downstream, and obstruct blood flow at a remote location.
The clot or thrombus may lead to infarction, or death of tissue, due to a blocked blood supply.
The surgeon may have to open a section of skull (craniotomy) to remove a large clot and/or to tie off the bleeding vein.
A burst blood vessel in the brain followed by uncontrolled bleeding (intracerebral hemorrhage) can cause a fetal stroke, or a clot (embolism) can obstruct a cerebral blood vessel.
Coagulopathy-A disorder in which blood is either too slow or too quick to coagulate (clot).
Both closed and penetrating head injuries can cause swirling movements throughout the brain, tearing nerve fibers and causing widespread bleeding or a blood clot in or around the brain.
A blood clot (hematoma) may occur if a blood vessel between the skull and the brain ruptures; when the blood leaks out and forms a clot, it can press against brain tissue, causing symptoms from a few hours to a few weeks after the injury.
If the clot is located between the bones of the skull and the covering of the brain (dura), it is called an epidural hematoma.
If the clot is between the dura and the brain tissue itself, the condition is called a subdural hematoma.
If there is bleeding inside the skull, the blood may need to be surgically drained; if a clot has formed, it may need to be removed.
Renal vein thrombosis develops when a blood clot forms in the renal vein, which is the blood vessel that carries blood from the kidneys back to the heart.
When one or more blood vessels in the kidneys become narrowed (renal artery stenosis) because of debris and plaque build-up, or blocked because of a blood clot (renal vein thrombosis), the kidneys are unable to function properly.
Blood clots in the renal arteries are uncommon, but when they do occur, there is a risk of pulmonary embolism, a dangerous condition that occurs when the clot or a portion of the clot dislodges and travels to the lungs.
Severe dehydration decreases blood volume and causes the blood to clot more readily.
Other tests that may be used to detect a blood clot include computed tomography scans (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
One of the major goals of treatment is to prevent the blood clot in the renal vein from detaching and moving into the lungs (pulmonary embolism), where it can cause serious complications.
Clot-busting medications, such as tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA, also called streptokinase enzymes or thrombolytic drugs), may be given to help dissolve the renal clot.
Clot busters must be administered quickly and properly through several specifically timed intravenous infusions according to a rigid protocol established for each drug and the body weight of each patient.
Intra-arterial thrombolysis involves threading a catheter with clot-busting medication through a large blood vessel in the groin to the site of the clot.
Anticoagulant drug-A drug used to prevent clot formation or to prevent a clot that has formed from enlarging.
Anticoagulant drugs inhibit clot formation by blocking the action of clotting factors or platelets.
Medications used to break up a blood clot.
Coagulate-To clot or cause hemostasis; in electro-surgery, to cause tissue dehydration without cutting.
Embolism-A blood clot, air bubble, or mass of foreign material that travels and blocks the flow of blood in an artery.
Thrombolysis-The process of dissolving a blood clot.
Death from renal vein thrombosis is rare, and is often caused by the blood clot detaching and lodging in the heart or lungs.
Platelets are blood cells that make the blood clot.
Some infants are placed on a ventilator to help them breathe, and some receive transfusions of platelets, which help the blood clot when there is internal bleeding.
The final plug or clot involves tightly woven fibers of a material called fibrin.
In hemophilia, certain clotting factors are either decreased in quantity, absent altogether, or improperly formed, preventing the formation of a clot and resulting in uncontrolled bleeding.
Various diagnostic tests are available to measure, under carefully controlled conditions, the length of time it takes to produce certain components of the final fibrin clot.
Fibrin forms strands that add bulk to a forming blood clot to hold it in place and help "plug" an injured blood vessel wall.
Next, the low oxygen causes the blood to get thicker and clot more easily.
Device closure of PDA is a medical procedure in which a device such as a coil, very small rings of wire, or an occluder, a tiny wire mesh patch, is placed over the PDA causing the blood to clot and thus closing the open ductus.
The platelets stimulate the release other chemicals, called factors, which help form a strong permanent clot. vWF binds to and stabilizes factor VIII, one of the factors involved in forming the permanent clot.
This indirectly interferes with the production of the permanent clot.
Pulmonary embolism-Blockage of an artery in the lungs by foreign matter such as fat, tumor tissue, or a clot originating from a vein.
One theory suggests that damage occurs during the birth causing a blood clot to form in the SCM muscle.
This blood clot eventually leads to scarring in the muscle.
Because blood does not clot properly, even minor injuries can cause significant blood loss that may require a blood transfusion, with its associated minor risk of infection.
Because vitamin K helps the blood to clot, taking excess vitamin K prior to surgery can create complications.
In the case of Coumadin it may lower prothombin time which will make the blood more likely to clot.
If blood doesn't clot, you can bleed excessively during surgery, causing complications.
It also stimulates the body to secrete hormones, and helps the blood to clot.
He suffers an unexpected blood clot, and Izzie runs in, only to find a team of doctors doing the same trying to save him.
The formation of plaque also presents a risk if it breaks loose from the blood vessels and forms a clot.
With long corsets, girdles or Spanx watch out for pain in your groin or legs that could signal a blood clot.
Avoid aspirin pain relief, which will only inhibit your body's ability to clot the blood.
The Himalayan rabbits reacted like complete albinoes, and 12% of them failed to clot when injected with nucleo-proteid extracted from pigmented animals.
The Munich collection was presented to the king of Bavaria by Clot Bey, the chief physician in the Egyptian army during its occupation of Syria; and for a number of the other manuscripts we are indebted to the elder Niebuhr.
The graft is also flushed from above to make sure there is no clot prior to completing the anastomosis.
I had had an unusual stroke, a clot lodged in the cerebellum, rather than the more common left or right cerebrum.
Failure to wrap up can lead to thickening of the blood, perhaps even a fatal clot.
Renal cell carcinomas can present with ' clot ' colic similar in nature to ureteric colic due to renal calculus.
These proteins convert plasminogen to plasmin, which in turn degrades fibrin, the main component of the clot.