Health Symptoms

Anticoagulant – a drug (such as Pradaxa and Xarelto) that prevents coagulation of the blood.

Antidote — a drug that helps to offset or neutralize the effects of a poison or disease.  

Arrhythmia –- abnormal rate or rhythm of a person’s heartbeat.

Atrial Fibrillation — the most common abnormal heartbeat, in which the rhythm is fast and irregular.

Bleeding — technically known as hemorrhaging. It is blood escaping from the circulatory system.  

Blood Clot — a mass of coagulated blood. 

Cerebral Hemorrhage – bleeding into the interior of the brain. 

Cerebrovascular Accident – see Stroke

Coagulation — the process whereby blood clots into a solid mass. 

Deep Vein Thrombosis — the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, predominantly in the legs.

Dialysis — process of removing waste products and excess fluid from the body by removing some of a person’s blood, cleaning it, and then returning it to the body.

Dyspnea – difficulty in breathing. 

Fibrillation — a muscular twitching. 

Hematoma — collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel. 

Hemoglobin — protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the red blood cells. 

High Blood Pressure — a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough that it may cause health problems. 

Internal Bleeding — loss of blood from the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate blood into a body cavity or space.  One of the most serious side effects of taking the drug Xarelto is potential uncontrollable internal bleeding, which has resulted in Xarelto lawsuits being filed.

Peripheral Edema – swelling of the legs caused by the retention of fluid in leg tissue. 

Pulmonary Embolism — obstruction of a pulmonary artery by fat, air, a blood clot, or tumor cells.

Stroke — blockage of blood to the brain resulting in loss of oxygen.

Thromboembolism — obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged.

Thrombosis — coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system.