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What is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Blood clot...

A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one).
These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners.

In brief: Blood clot...

A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one).
These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners.
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