Deep vein thrombosis complications
Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:14 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), or the condition were blood clots are formed in the lower extremities, usually in the lower legs, can cause complications that may lead to a pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome.
DVT may lead to a serious pulmonary embolism (PE) if a piece of a blood clot breaks off and blocks the blood vessels in the lungs. A pulmonary embolism can be deadly if it is not treated as it damages the lungs.
DVT may also lead to post-thrombotic syndrome if it damages valves in the veins, causing blood concentrations to form in the lower leg. Long-term pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may occur to people with post-thrombotic syndrome.
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