Clotting – Don’t be a ‘clot’

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An average of over 21,000 clotting samples from Worthing A&E are tested annually, costing the Trust over £150,000. Does your patient need a clotting sample? Read about which group of patients need to have clotting samples taken.

SVC Obstruction

The superior vena cava (SVC) is a major vein, carrying blood from the head, neck, upper chest and arms to the heart. SVCs occurs when a person’s superior vena cava is partially blocked or compressed. Cancer is usually the main cause of SVCs.

Read more on the anatomy, common causes, clinical features, what to look for and management of SVC obstruction.

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