What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Mar 31,2020

When a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, this can lead to the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT most often occurs in the legs, which has the highest concentration of veins susceptible to thrombus formation. The condition can present no symptoms at all, or can manifest with leg pain or swelling. Certain medical conditions can also cause DVT, especially if they affect how your blood clots.

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious concern. The blood clots sitting in your veins can break loose from the arterial walls. From there, they will travel through the bloodstream and lodge in your lungs or heart, blocking blood flow and leading to a pulmonary embolism.

Signs and Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Be sure to see a doctor if you develop signs or symptoms of DVT. Seek immediate medical attention if you detect signs of a pulmonary embolism. These include:

Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention

Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

For more information, please contact the vascular and cardiology healthcare professionals at Premier Vein & Vascular by calling 1-888-VEINCARE or use our convenient online form to request an appointment. We look forward to serving you at our offices in Tampa and Largo, Florida.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in the large, deep veins of the pelvis, legs, thighs, or arms. This is a serious condition in which a deep vein – one that cannot be seen – becomes partially or completely blocked by a blood clot (thrombus), which forms … Continue reading

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