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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

The condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the body is referred to as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Clots form when blood thickens and clumps together. DVT occurs most often in the deep veins of the leg and thighs.

The causes of DVT include:

The symptoms occur in the affected leg and include:

Your doctor will diagnose DVT based on the medical history, physical examination, and test results. The treatment options include conservative and surgical measures:

Complications

Untreated cases of DVT can lead to pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a serious condition in which the blood clots break (known as embolus), travels through the blood circulation and lodges in the lung, blocking the blood flow.

Post- phlebitic syndrome (PPS) is a chronic complication of DVT and is characterized by swelling, skin discoloration, and pain in the affected leg.

If you are at risk of developing DVT, you can help prevent by:
  • International Socity of Endovascular Socity
  • ANZSVS
  • College of Phlebology
  • Australian Socity of Ultra Sound in Medical
  • HDAA