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By Dr. Todd Fife
Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center 

The Not So Scary Facts About Blood Clots

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Dr. Todd Fife

As a young resident covering night shifts, I remember my first 'code blue.' I was nervous but the staff was competent and confident. We did CPR, we pushed meds, and we did everything as we were suppose to, yet the patient died anyway. He was about the same age as I am now and died of a blood clot to his lungs. I've been thinking about him a lot lately, having recently developed a blood clot myself...pretty scary.

Blood clots are more common (and more dangerous) than you might think but don't let that scare you! Read on, learn what to watch for and don't be scared.

First of all, your blood i...



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