Deep Vein Thrombosis

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:35 by admin
Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially deadly condition that may occur during long periods of physical inactivity. In deep vein thrombosis blood tends to pool in the legs, a condition that may cause a thrombus, a blood clot that forms in a blood vessel. If such a clot breaks loose and travels to a vital organ such as the lungs or brain, blood flow may become obstructed and the result is often deadly.

There are several causes of deep vein thrombosis. An increased tendency for blood to clot, injury to a vein's lining and a slowing of blood flow to a vein may all lead to the disorder. Recently, concern has grown that passengers traveling on long-haul airline flights may be particularly at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis.

See Also

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  2. Central Vein Catheterization: Overview
  3. Economy Class Syndrome / DVT: Overview
  4. ED: Overview
  5. Femodene: Overview
  6. Marvelon: Overview
  7. Mercilon: Overview
  8. Minulet: Overview
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  10. Triadene: Overview
  11. Tri-minulet: Overview
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