Hello I am Davey-T™ and I am a blood clot, you will find me in the deep veins of the leg (DVT) including calf, thigh and pelvis. Sometimes rarely you may find me in your arm but mostly I am preventable.
My mission is quite simple, I need legs and sometimes arms where I can start to build a collection of blood cells so I can grow into a clot large enough to cause trouble when I have a break up with you! watch the video animation.
I hide in deep veins so you can not find me easily but I love veins where blood supply is slow or compromised due to damage to your valves.
Sometimes I may give you a clue that I am about your leg will be come sore, especially when you bend your foot towards your shin, it may become red and swollen and you will have pain.
I love looking for high risk limbs so don't look at anything that Clot Stopper™ guy tells you I am always one clot ahead!
I am coming to a leg you know!
If you find me lets not have a break up!
Hello I am aPE™ and I am a blood clot called Pulmonary Embolus, you will find me blocking your lung after you and Davey-T™ have had a break up. My mission is quite simple, I break off from Davey-T™ and then I travel around your veins and I am looking to block your veins in your lung - they call me the silent killer as I don't let you know I am on my way. Sometimes I may give you a clue that I am about as you may have difficulty breathing, a pain in your chest which get worse on breathing or coughing. You will become anxious and your heart beat will faster or irregular, this may lower your blood pressure and cause light headedness or you may faint. If I am only small with appropriate rapid treatment you may survive but I may cause some damage to your lung. If I am large enough then I am fatal. I love Davey-T™ as he is my creator so don't look at anything that Clot Stopper™ guy tells you I am always one clot ahead!
I am coming to a lung you know!
If you find me you have had a break up with Davey-T™
We are blood clots but we are different to Davey-T™ and aPE™ as we form in ARTERIES not VEINS. We do not directly come from Davey-T™. A Stroke is called a Cerebrovascular Accident or CVA for short and occurs in the brain. A heart attack is called a Coronary Artery Thrombosis or CAT for short. Ceevia™ and CAT™ represent this type of clot so why are they here? Researchers have shown that if you have a visit by Davey-T™ or aPE™ you are more likely to meet Ceevia™ and CAT™ in the first year post stroke (50%) or heart attack (60%). Therefore we support Davey-T™ too and advise you to ignore what Clot Stopper™ guy tells you as he is trying to prevent us from happening.
We are coming to a heart/brain you know!
To help save lives by educating everyone in a novel way of the signs, symptoms and risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and its related problems.
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Paul Moore - A nurse of over 40 years who has a passion for DVT prevention and use of Compression Garments and Accessories.
Danny Seago - A Graphic Designer with over 20 years experience of making the ideas and dreams of people come to life by great design.
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