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28 Possible Causes for Congestive Heart Failure, Homans' Sign, Skin Discoloration

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Of those who responded, 80.5% were taught to use Homans sign to screen for a possible DVT in their entry-level education and 67.9% continued to use Homans sign in clinical[] Signs or symptoms of postphlebitic syndrome may include: Leg aching and fatigue Aching Swelling Hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration Itching and dry skin of the affected[] heart failure Inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis ) Some types of cancer, or cancer treatment, may increase levels of certain substances in[]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    Assess vital signs. Assess extremities for signs of inflammation, swelling, and the presence of Homans sign.[] discoloration in severe cases Learn more about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) .[] heart failure Estrogen replacements (high dose only) Fibrinogen abnormality Fractures Hemolytic anemias Heparin-associated thrombocytopenia Homocysteinemia Homocystinuria[]

  • Thrombosis

    Homan's Sign Homan's Sign has been used as an indicator for LE DVT since the 1940s. [12] The test is performed by forcefully dorsiflexing the ankle while the knee is extended[] Damage to your veins from the blood clot reduces blood flow in the affected areas, which can cause: Persistent swelling of your legs (edema) Leg pain Skin discoloration Skin[] Also, there are specific medical conditions that may increase your risk of developing a DVT via these three mechanisms, such as congestive heart failure, severe obesity, chronic[]

  • Vein Disorder

    .  Û circumference of the thigh or calf  ( ) Homan’s sign – dorsiflexion of the foot produces calf pain  Do not check for the Homan’s sign if DVT is already known to be[] You may experience redness of the legs and ankles, skin discoloration around the ankles or lower legs, or varicose veins which are large, tortuous, and usually grotesquely[] heart failure (CHF) or certain tumors There are many types of blood clots that can occur in the veins: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot occurring in a deep vein[]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    As a result of another medical condition, such as cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and heart attack) or stroke.[] Patient has negative Homan's Sign. Joint exam revealed shoulder movements complete in range. No warmth or tenderness noted.[] These symptoms include: Pain, inflammation or warmth in one of your legs Skin that is red or discolored on one of your legs Swelling in one leg or along one leg vein Sores[]

  • Thromboembolism

    Although calf pain on dorsiflexion of the foot (Homans' sign) is the classic assessment finding for DVT, don't rely heavily on this sign; nearly half of all patients with[] The clot can block blood flow and cause: Leg pain or tenderness of the thigh or calf Leg swelling (edema) Skin that feels warm to the touch Reddish discoloration or red streaks[] On multivariable analysis, clinical factors significantly associated with increased odds of VTE included congestive heart failure (odds ratio [OR] 2.83, P 0.01), prolonged[]

  • Cerebral Embolism

    Eliciting Homans' sign (discomfort behind the knee on forced dorsiflexion of the foot), noting skin and temperature changes in the area of the calf, and assessing edema of[] Cutaneous [ edit ] Reduced blood flow to the skin layers may result in mottling or uneven, patchy discoloration of the skin Causes [ edit ] Ischemia is a vascular disease[] heart failure and fetal death.[]

  • Cyclic Edema Syndrome

    The absence of calf pain at passive dorsiflexion of the ankle (positive Homans' sign) does not rule out thrombosis.[] Leg edema is not only undesirable due to cosmetic reasons but may lead to thinning of the skin, discoloration or staining (pigmentation) and skin sores (ulcers).[] Final diagnoses included pulmonary hypertension/borderline pulmonary hypertension ( 30 mm Hg) (42%), congestive heart failure (29%), idiopathic edema (27%), venous insufficiency[]

  • Septic Thrombophlebitis

    Positive Homan’s sign: Identification of this problem is by the patient’s foot (bending the foot towards the head) while the patient lies flat on a bed or even surface and[] heart failure, age, proteins C and S deficiency, trauma, ulcerative colitis.[] Deep vein thrombophlebitis is characterized by aching or cramping pain, especially in the calf, when the patient walks or dorsiflexes the foot (Homans' sign). thrombophlebitis[]

  • Postphlebitic Syndrome

    sign: Positive on Right side Edema: Positive bilateral, R L Straight leg raise and Lasegue's: Positive on left side at 45 Limb measurement [Table 1] Wells score for DVT:[] This is a debilitating condition that causes vein bulging, leg swelling, pain, a bursting sensation when walking, skin discoloration or open leg sores.[] heart failure. 2 , 3 Thus our finding that PTS is a strong determinant of QOL in DVT patients, irrespective of DVT location, is highly relevant in the light of current guidance[]

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