Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a Reference blood clot Opens New Window 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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology