What are the Signs You have a Blood Clot?
Blood clots can lead to severe, debilitating, and life-threatening events. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100,000 people die each year due to blood clots, but you can protect yourself, take control of your heart health, and improve your chances for long-lasting wellness through our heart testing modalities, including echocardiograms. Echocardiograms and related testing techniques can assess the function, structure, and blood flow of the heart to detect any adverse issues, such as blood clots.
At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, our on-site testing capabilities can give you a precise diagnosis and allow Dr. Avi Ishaaya and his team to devise an effective, personalized treatment plan. So keep the following warning signs in mind, and please contact us as soon as possible, or visit us in Los Angeles, CA if you have any concerns or questions.
What are the signs that someone may have a blood clot?
Blood clots may cause multiple and various symptoms. Those with a blood clot may experience chest or back pain or discomfort, which may feel worse when breathing in. Shortness of breath, sudden breathlessness, other breathing issues, and lightheadedness may occur. Additional symptoms may present in the limbs, including tenderness, cramping, swelling, warmth, redness, or throbbing in an arm or a leg. Coughing, or coughing up blood, may also occur. Others may experience an accelerated or irregular heartbeat.
If you experience any of the previously mentioned symptoms, it's vital that you get in touch with us at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers.
How can we check for blood clots?
Our state-of-the-art Los Angeles, CA practice has an on-site lab and utilizes many diverse methods to assess overall heart health. Among the most important is the potentially life-saving heart testing, which involves numerous techniques. These techniques include the well-known electrocardiogram (EKG), which monitors the heart's activity to detect potential issues.
Another related and equally invaluable technique is an echocardiogram (or ECHO). It does not require any special preparation or effort on your part, and during your ECHO, all you have to do is relax in our private and comfortable treatment room. Our experienced technician will apply a hypoallergenic gel to the skin before placing a transducer on the chest or upper abdomen. This is called a transthoracic echocardiogram, and it allows us to evaluate the heart from various angles using sound waves.
Possibly combined with other methods, such as a Doppler echocardiogram and a stress test, we can ascertain the function and flow of the heart to detect structural problems, blockages, blood flow and pressure, and potentially life-threatening conditions such as blood clots.
Protect your heart health and overall well-being
Heart health is essential for a long, happy, and healthy life, and at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, we're dedicated to your overall, long-lasting well-being. Our various testing modalities employ advanced modern medical technology and decades of experience to detect possible cardiac issues, such as blood clots.
Blood clots can be a life-threatening issue that's not to be taken lightly, so we implore Los Angeles, CA residents to contact us as soon as possible if they experience any of the symptoms listed above or have any concerns. Equally importantly, a blood clot may not cause obvious symptoms, so it's essential to seek professional cardiac evaluations. An easy, quick, and noninvasive heart test can save your life and offer you peace of mind, so please don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Avi Ishaaya.