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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Putting It All Together

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 13:00

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to deep vein thrombosis.

  • Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots form in deep veins of the body, most commonly in a leg.
  • Deep vein thrombosis is a fairly common problem, especially among hospitalized patients who have undergone major surgery, and in other individuals requiring prolonged bed rest.
  • The condition can lead to blockages of blood vessels in the lungs, which can be life-threatening.
  • Measures can be taken to prevent or minimize the possibility of deep vein thrombosis following major surgery.
  • Most cases of deep vein thrombosis can be successfully treated with medication.

Deep Vein Thrombosis