WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS:
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is the formation of blood clots in veins deep inside the body.
Clots for for several reasons:
Symptoms may include:
Physicians typically find the clot using ultrasound, or CT venography. The latter is a CT scan taken after dye is injected into a vein. A blood test can detect the presence of a certain clotting factor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu: the Stanford Health Library Web page includes many links to resources
www.preventdvt.org: Coalition to Prevent DVT, an organization of 50 medical associations and health care providers
www.treatdvt.com: Stanford Interventional Radiology Web site