Diagnosing Deep Vein Thrombosis: Blood Clot Location Matters

While DVT can be life-threatening, it isn’t for most patients. Prompt diagnosis and proper treatment reduce the risk of serious complications.

Learning that you have a blood clot in your deep veins may sound like an imminent medical emergency. Sometimes it is. An untreated blood clot (thrombus) in the deep veins of the leg can move to your lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (PE)—that is a medical emergency. In fact, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) resulting […]

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