Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

It could. There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the heart to the lungs and lodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. If the pulmonary embolism is large enough, this puts a lot of strain on the right side of the heart, and heart damage can ensue.

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Could a deep vein thrombosis travel through the heart to lungs or straight to lungs?

Embolus. For a clot to get to the lungs from the peripheral venous system, it has to travel through the vena cava into the right side of the heart. There is no direct route to the lungs which bypasses the right atrium and right ventricle unless the person has a rare congenital anomaly of the venous system. Read more...

Hi doc. .... may I know what are heart conditions we should check for in deep vein thrombosis patients and complications.... thanku. .. :)?

Heart. Heart is not typically affected in DVT and does not need to be checked, unless it is believed that a concomitant, not related, heart condition is present. Pulmonary embolism is a notorious, deadly sometimes, complication of DVT and that can cause heart strain. Read more...

Hello doc. .. could deep vein thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

No. But it can cause pulmonary embolism or migration of the clots to lungs. Clinically sometimes hard to differentiate, totally different conditions otherwise. Read more...
Unusual but possible. Myocardial infarction (MI) could occur "indirectly" from pain, stress, anxiety causing increased heart rate with existing coronary artery disease. Rarely occurs if embolus passes thru hole in heart (septal defect, patent foramen ovale) reaching left heart instead of lungs, then going to coronary artery "paradoxical embolus). More likely that DVT is a complication of MI with immobilization, etc. . Read more...