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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Deep vein thrombosis, venous thrombosis, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, prevention, phlebitis

Overview *

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot in a vein. Patients undergoing surgery and patients on bed-rest in a hospital setting are at a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.

DVT is a potentially serious condition. If not treated, the blood clot can travel to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolism, which could be life threatening. Blood clots kill millions of hospital patients across the world.

Symptoms of DVT include:
- Swelling of the leg, or swelling along a vein in the leg.
- Pain or tenderness in the leg, usually only in one leg and may occur when standing or walking.
- Feeling of increased warmth in the area of the leg that is swollen or painful.
- Red or discolored skin.

Preventing DVT it is much easier than treating it. Make sure to exercise your legs as much as possible, and to ask your health care provider about the possible use of SCDs or blood thinning medications.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | DVT
Symptoms | Prevention
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains what deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are and discusses tips to prevent them.

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This button allows you to read and print an illustrated handout

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Last reviewed: 1/9/2007

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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