Deep Vein Thrombosis - Cause
Deep vein thrombosis
(DVT) is a
blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the
legs. Things that lead to a blood clot in a vein include:
- Slowed blood flow, which can happen when you're not active for long periods of time.
- Abnormal clotting problems, which make the blood clot too easily or too quickly.
- Injury to the blood vessels, because blood is more
likely to clot in veins shortly after they are injured.
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February 11, 2013
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