Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
This six-page handout educates people about deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body, mostly occurring in the lower leg or thigh. It identifies risk factors for DVT and describes signs and symptoms, listing those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately, and those for which to call 911. The document discusses treatment of DVT with blood thinning medicine, and offers recommendations for prevention of DVT, including leg and arm exercises and wearing support stockings.
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