Welcome to the World of Anticoagulation. This infographic is designed to help you find out more about health related conditions and anticoagulant treatments currently available. This information provided is for guidance only and you should always contact your Doctor if you have any concerns with regard to any health condition and treatment therapy.
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Stroke ... A serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It can affect our bodily functions, thought processing, ability to learn, communication and emotions.
There are two types of stroke. When a blood clot blocks in a blood vessel in the brain (ischemic stroke) or bleeding from a ruptured vessel in the brain (haemorrhagic stroke)
The heart is a sophisticated pump that keeps blood moving around the body. It carries oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and carries away unwanted waste products including carbon dioxide.
The lungs work in conjunction with the heart to circulate oxygen throughout the body. As the heart circulates the blood via the circulatory system (veins and arteries) oxygen depleted blood returning to heart is pumped to the lungs.
The cardiovascular system of the upper limbs plays the vital role of ensuring the adequate flow of blood to and from the shoulders,arms, hands and fingers
The hip is one of the largest and flexible joints in the body. It’s purpose is to support the upper body when a person is standing, walking, running, bending and stretching.
The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body, it supports much of our weight.
Stroke … A serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It can affect our bodily functions, thought processing, ability to learn, communication and emotions.
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein and causes a blockage. A DVT usually develops in the calf, but it sometimes also occurs in the thigh or arm and occasionally in other deep veins in your body.