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What will treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) do for you?

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A DVT is a blood clot in a deep vein. It can be deadly. Treatment can help:

  • Prevent the clot from growing.
  • Keep the clot from breaking off and traveling to your lung or another organ.
  • You avoid long-lasting complications, such as leg pain and swelling.
  • Prevent future blood clots.

SOURCES:

Society of Interventional Radiology: "Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatments."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Should Know."

Tovey, C. , 2003. BMJ

WebMD Medical Reference from EMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Society of Interventional Radiology: "Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatments."

Society for Vascular Surgery: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Should Know."

Tovey, C. , 2003. BMJ

WebMD Medical Reference from EMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

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