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Blood Clots

General Information

Blood clots consist of masses of blood cells and other clotting components. They can be helpful, such as when they help stop blood flow from a wound. However, blood clots become dangerous when they form inside blood vessels.

To prevent serious and sometimes life-threatening complications, the Goshen Hospital Emergency Department provides leading-edge care for blood clots. Whether the blood clot is in the arm, leg, lung or brain, our skilled emergency room Colleagues can help. 

Blood clots in the arm

A blood clot is a mass of cells and clotting material. They can develop in just about any part of the body, including the lung, brain and leg. When they affect the limbs, this condition is known as deep vein thrombosis. It’s rare for a blood clot to form in the arm. But when they do, they require expert medical care.

Blood clots in the leg

Blood clots in the leg often form in the deep veins of the thigh and calf. These types of blood clots are usually deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Because these clots can break away and travel to the lung, they can lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) and become life-threatening. To prevent serious complications, We use the latest technology to treat blood clots.

Blood clot in the brain

Your body’s vital functions depend on a healthy flow of blood and oxygen through the brain. A blood clot in the brain can disrupt this flow and lead to an ischemic stroke. It’s a life-threatening condition, and our Emergency Department uses the latest innovations in health care to treat blood clots in the brain.

We are also proud to be a part of the StrokeCareNow Network to provide time-sensitive care for potential stroke patients. This telemedicine system connects the patient and stroke specialists in real time using iPad-based technology.

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