Category: Deep Vein Thrombosis

The Danger of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

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About Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Dangerous blood clots form in the leg veins of over 2.5 million Americans each year. According to the American Heart Association, about 600,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which a blood clot forms in a leg vein. DVT, with its risk […] Read More

March is DVT Awareness Month

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Dangerous blood clots form in the leg veins of over 2.5 million Americans each year. According to the American Heart Association, about 600,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which a blood clot forms in a leg vein. DVT, with its risk of pulmonary embolism […] Read More

DVT Awareness Month: The Patient Perspective

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By ROB KISER, DO Often physicians fall into the trap of philosophical “Essentialism.” We believe, as we were taught, that each disease entity is a specific thing, a rigid constellation of symptoms. We expect the anatomy of each patient to be that of our textbooks, and should it not, we consider it anomalous for diverging […] Read More

What is the difference between DVT and EHIT?

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What is the difference between DVT and EHIT? Endovenous thermal ablation is an accepted method of treatment for superficial vein reflux with a relatively low incidence of procedure-related complications.  Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a thrombus within the deep venous system and is a recognized complication associated with less than 1% of […] Read More

Understanding Post Thrombotic Syndrome

Post Thrombotic Syndrome

By Gautam Shrikhande, MD In patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the most significant immediate concern is that of pulmonary embolus.  Over the next several months to years, however, development of post thrombotic syndrome (PTS) presents a much more prevalent chronic morbidity.  PTS refers to the signs and symptoms that occur as long term consequences […] Read More

Leg Pain and the Holiday Season

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As the holiday season approaches many travelers will soon clog highways and airports. No matter what the mode of transportation, sitting motionless for long periods may put some travelers at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in a vein deep within the muscles, usually in the calf or thigh. But people […] Read More

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