03 Aug DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clotting that happens inside a Deep vein in the body, for the most part in the leg.
Blood clumps that create in a vein are otherwise called venous thrombosis.
DVT for the most part happens in a Deep leg vein, a bigger vein that goes through the muscles of the calf and the thigh.
It can cause agony and swelling in the leg and may serious problems, for example, aspiratory embolism. This is a critical condition that happens when a bit of blood clump severs into the circulatory system and squares one of the veins in the lungs (see underneath).
DVT and aspiratory embolism together are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Symptoms of DVT
Pain & swelling of the leg ( or any other affected part)
Warm skin in the territory of the coagulation
Sometimes red skin, especially at the back of your leg
DVT can affect one leg or sometimes both legs.
Symptoms of PE
In PE patient can have above mentioned symptoms and with that he/she can have
Breathlessness – which may come on continuously or all of a sudden
Both DVT and PE require critical examination and treatment as PE can be life threatening also.