Deep Vein Thrombosis ( Dvt ) Essays

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DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) COURTNEY BENHAM PHLEBOTOMY AND HEMATOLOGY SEPTEMBER 1,2015 Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that will happen when a thrombosis (blood clot) forms in the deep veins in the muscles of your body. Most commonly DVT is found in the legs, but can occur anywhere in the body. DVT can restrict blood flow through the vein, causing pain and swelling. Signs and symptoms of DVT include; swelling in your foot, ankle or leg, cramping in the affected leg felt mostly in the calf, pain in your foot or ankle, area where it is affecting the skin may feel warmer to the touch, or turning pale, blue or red color. However, DVT may occur without any signs or symptoms. (WEB MD) In the United States alone 600,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. 60,000 to 100.000 Americans die of DVT and also PE (pulmonary embolism). 10 to 30 % of people will die within a month of diagnosis. Of the people who have had a DVT, one half will have lifelong complications called post thrombolytic syndrome. swelling, pain and scaling in the affected area. 33% of people diagnosed will have a recurrence within ten years. 5 to 8% of the United States population has genetic risk factor known as inherited thrombophilia. An article from Web MD states that " DVT kills more people every year than AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle accidents combined". (R. Morgan Griffen, Web, MD) In our body we have deep veins and superficial veins, a blood clot in the deep veins can be dangerous even…

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