Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
The formation of a blood clot deep inside the thigh or leg may prevent blood flow or cause pain, swelling, redness or warmth in the leg. This condition, called deep vein thrombosis or DVT, happens most often in larger veins.
A deep vein blood clot formed by deep vein thrombosis has the potential to break loose and cause damage elsewhere in the body. Because of this, the condition can be potentially life-threatening.
Cardiovascular patients at Abington Memorial Hospital benefit from advanced technology for diagnostics and treatment. DVT may be treated with medications, compression therapy and, in a few cases, surgery.
For expertise on diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis or DVT, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center and Blank Vascular Center.