Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition, occurs when a blood clot develops in one of the “deep veins” of your body. These deep veins are typically located in your legs, so you may experience leg pain, swelling or tenderness if you have DVT.
The blood clot (thrombosis) can travel from your leg, into your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. A DVT can affect your ability to breathe and put your life at risk.
A DVT is more likely to occur if you are confined to bed or if you don’t move for a long time, such as after a surgery or on a long flight. Other risk factors include hormone therapy and pregnancy. People with certain health conditions, such as heart failure or a blood clotting disorders, are also more likely to develop DVT.
At the University of Miami Health System, we provide comprehensive care and management of DVT to help control your symptoms and keep you safe. You can rely on our care to help you prevent or destroy blood clots.
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