Deep Vein Thrombosus

Were you looking for information on Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosus is a common misspelling of deep vein thrombosis.

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein, deep in the body. It is estimated that 1 out of every 1,000 Americans develops this problem each year. DVT in the thigh is more serious than DVT in the lower leg, because blood clots in the thigh are more likely to travel to the lungs, which can lead to serious complications.
Treatment options will vary; typically, medications are used to treat the condition. In some cases, a vena cava filter or graduated compression stockings may be required. The main goals of treatment are to stop the clot from getting bigger, stop the clot from moving to your lungs, and lessen the risk of having another DVT.

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