Deep Venous Thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis is a condition where a blood clot develops in the venous system. Typically clots develop in the legs but can also develop in the arms as well. Deep vein thrombosis can become serious when a clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. This condition called pulmonary embolism can be fatal.

  • Obesity
  • Birth Control Pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Bed rest or extended periods of time sitting or traveling
  • Type A blood groups are at a greater risk
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth of a limb
  • A cord in the leg that can be felt
  • Dull ache, tenderness of tightness in the calf
  • Post-thrombotic Syndrome
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Valvular Damage
  • Anticoagulant therapy or medications that reduce blood clotting
  • Moving the extremities more frequently
  • Pneumatic compression devices when you are not able to ambulate
  • Compression stockings
  • Ambulating soon after surgery

HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845.338.2500

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