Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leading to a blood clot in a deep leg vein of an extremity (usually the upper or lower leg) or in the pelvis. DVT is the leading cause of pulmonary embolism. DVT occurs under conditions that impede venous return, leading to endothelial injury and dysfunction or a hypercoagulable state. DVT can be asymptomatic or cause pain and swelling in a limb; pulmonary embolism is an immediate…

September 3, 2018