Venous Thrombosis detected in one vaccinated patient in T&T.
According to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Roshan Parasram during the Health Media Briefing this afternoon, one person is being monitored by both private and public medical doctors after being diagnosed with Venous Thrombosismay after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to research done by John Hopkins medicine, Venous Thrombosismay occurs when blood clots block veins or arteries. Symptoms include pain and swelling in one leg, chest pain, or numbness on one side of the body.
Venous Thrombosismay be caused by:
- Disease or injury to the leg veins
- Not being able to move around (immobility) for any reason
- A broken bone (fracture)
- Certain medicines
- Inherited disorders, or a greater likelihood of having a certain disorder based on your genes
- Autoimmune disorders that make it more likely your blood will clot
- Medicines that increase your risk of clotting (such as certain birth control medicines)