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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Blood clots that form in the legs and can be dangerous if they move to your heart. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms and to be evaluated by a vascular expert if you experience them.

Diagnostics to detect deep vein thrombosis include:

Ultrasound — Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the heart and blood vessels.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — A combination of a magnetic field and radio waves creates three-dimensional images of your heart and other parts of your body to determine if disease or physical anomalies are present.

Computerized tomography (CT) — A scan is taken of your body using computer processed X-rays generated in “slices” for image accuracy.

Procedures to treat deep vein thrombosis include:

The majority of treatments for DVT involve medications, rather than surgical or interventional procedures.

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