What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
A DVT is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one of the deep veins in the body. After forming, the thrombus can break off and move to other parts of the body and can cause a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.
Can Athletes Get Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Older people and frequent flyers aren’t the only ones at risk for deep vein thrombosis. Young, healthy athletes have been known to experience blood clots in the leg.
Death of Dwayne Johnson's Father Serves as a Reminder of the Danger of DVT
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently revealed that his father died of deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in his leg that led to a fatal heart attack.
How to Keep Your Varicose Veins Safe During Holiday Travel
Planning a long trip this holiday season? If you have varicose veins, you need to take some precautions before you embark.
"Stop the Clot" Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness About DVT
The CDC has launched a public service campaign to raise awareness about risk factors for deep vein thrombosis.
Study Links Cardiovascular Fitness and Lessened DVT Risk
More and more evidence points to a connection between cardiovascular health and venous disorders like deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.
New mHealth Device May Help Patients Avoid DVT
An innovative mobile medical device could help patients prevent deep vein thrombosis.
Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Genetic?
Medical research has indicated a strong link between genetics and deep vein thrombosis, but patients who are at risk of
Frequently Asked Questions about Varicose Veins
If you are currently suffering from varicose veins or at risk of developing them in the future, here are a