Nearly 50% of hospitalized patients (for prolonged periods) generate clots of blood in his legs, which can damage the lungs or heart said, Luis Meillón García , Head of the Hematology Service , of the Hospital of Specialties National Medical Center "Siglo XXI", of the IMSS.
The Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of clots in the legs, these thrombi can travel through the bloodstream to reach the veins of other organs, such as brain and generate cerebral embolism (EC) or reach the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (EP)
In addition, this disease It is asymptomatic, so about 20% of sudden deaths in hospitalized patients have their origin in an EP, said Meillón García, who added that 80% of cases are discovered through an autopsy.
The coagulation is a natural process of the organism and before an exposed wound the body, immediately, generates a clot that prevents a hemorrhage but in the case of thrombosis , these are formed in excess and prevent the blood circulate correctly, he informed Sandra Quintana González, hematologist attached to the Angeles Pedregal Hospital .
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The clots break off from the inner walls of the arteries and travel through the bloodstream, also reaching the brain ", Sandra Quintana González mentioned.
As a result, a embolism cerebral with irreversible and / or incapacitating damages such as: immobility in the legs, difficulty in articulating sounds such as speech. In addition, patients have blurred vision in one or both eyes, he said at the time, Juan Verdejo Paris, president of the Mexican Society of Cardiology.
Also, the blood it is retained when it is thicker than normal and, a reason for that condition are the hereditary factors.
Similarly, people with overweight or who suffer diabetes or hypertension , are more prone to the formation of clots, said Verdejo Paris. If you want to know more information, visit www.excelsior.com.mx