Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Blood Clots
Diagnosing and Treating DVT/Blood Clots
During the course of an evaluation your healthcare provider may use questionnaires, personal history, blood tests and imaging studies to determine the most likely diagnosis to fit with your symptoms.
DVT/Blood Clots Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors
There are many different factors that can increase a person's risk of developing DVT. Symptoms can include unexplained onset of shortness of breath or swelling of one of your extremities.
Learn About Deep Vein Thrombosis/Blood Clots
Blood clotting is normal but can be dangerous when inside a vein. Clots in veins deep in the body can break free, travel through the bloodstream and get stuck in the lungs, blocking blood flow.
Living with DVT/Blood Clots
After a DVT/blood clot, patients need to learn how to live with the risk of recurrence. Anticoagulation (blood thinners) remains the mainstay of therapy, and may be needed for as little as three months, but can be lifelong treatment. The length of tr
Questions to Ask Your Doctor about DVT/Blood Clots
Ask your doctor these questions about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots.