Blood Clots and Strokes: A Guide for Parents and Little Folks

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PMPH-USA, 1998 - Medical - 40 pages
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'Blood clots occur in children who have major primary illnesses. For many parents, the news of a blood clot is another in a long line of complication. In some children, the clot is a surprise complication which impairs otherwise good recovery. Less commonly, the clot or stroke is a sudden devasting blow to an otherwise well child. Blood Clots and Strokes: A Guide for Parents and Little Folks is formatted as specific questions and answers which allow for quick and easy reference, by the parents. The questions used in the text are those most commonly asked. Blood Clots and Strokes: A Guide for Parents and Little Folks will endeavor to provide parents with an understanding which will enable them to appreciate the need for individual consideration in the care of their children. € Simple question and answer format € Helps separate fact from fiction € Quick and easy-to-read and comprehend
 

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Contents

Blood Clots in Children
1
Common Tests for Blood Clots in Children
5
Inherited Blood Clotting Problems in Children
13
Blood Thinners Heparin and Low Molecular Weight Heparin
17
Blood Thinners
23
Blood Clot Busting Drugs in Children
29
ShortTerm and LongTerm Consequences of Blood Clots in Children
33
Strokes in Children
35
Index
39
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'Children's Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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