Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis -- a potentially fatal condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the veins located deep within the muscles of the legs or arms -- is most likely to occur during or just after surgery, so it's important to take precautions. Medications and other treatments work both to prevent clots from forming and to dissolve them and minimize damage.
Caring for Someone With DVT
- Is aquatic therapy in a heated pool safe for someone with a blood clot in the leg?
- Should I Worry About Swollen Feet or Legs in an Older Person?
- Are Swollen Feet a Warning Sign?
- Are Swelling Feet in Someone Who's Bed-Bound a Sign of Impending Death?
- Why are my mother's hands swollen after stroke?
- Is swelling in one limb normal after a stroke?
Caregiving With DVT
- What can I do to improve the condition of my veins?
- Could the pain in my legs be something to worry about?
- Can a broken hip cause blood clots?
- What is the prognosis for blood clots in lungs?
More Information About Blood Clots
- Having Surgery? Protect Yourself From Dangerous Blood Clots
- Is thrombosis of a developmental venous anomaly considered a stroke?
- Where do blood clots in the lung come from?