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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs. It can break loose and travel through the bloodstream to the lung. This is called pulmonary embolism and can be very dangerous.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
Last RevisedOctober 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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