Blood Clots (cont.)
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When to seek medical care for a blood clot
Usually the signs and symptoms of a blood clot will be enough to alert and potentially alarm a patient or their family enough to seek care.
An arterial clot prevents blood rich with oxygen and nutrients from getting to cells, causing them to stop functioning. This usually causes a true emergency and emergency services should be activated (often by calling 911).
What kinds of doctors treat blood clots?
Many different health-care professionals may be involved in caring for a person with a blood clot depending on where the clot is, and the patient's medical situation. Specialists that treat blood clots include emergency room doctors; primary health-care professionals including family medicine; internal medicine; women's health professionals; cardiologists; neurologists; pulmonologists; vascular surgeons; hematologists; interventional radiologists; and hospitalists.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/13/2016
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