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Deep Vein Thrombosis

How to Recognize Deep -Vein Thrombosis

Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)��affects approximately 2 million Americans each year, according to the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis . While treatment is available, DVT can cause serious disability and even death. To help you better understand this potentially life-threatening occurrence, here is a guide to DVT:Cause DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein within the body. While superficial veins are close to the flesh, deep veins are embedded much further below the surface. Deep veins are usually found near a major artery, and their less accessible��location makes surgical intervention difficult. When a blood clot forms in the vein, it��may stop the flow of blood and block circulation.��The clot��can break��away and travel to another part of the body, potentially blocking blood flow��to a��vital organ, such as the lungs or brain.Note that clotting is generally a natural physical process that is important to healing. Blood clots help heal small cuts and prevent wounds ...

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