If you have pain and severe swelling in your leg, you might have Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis is the development of a blood clot (thrombus) in the deep veins of the legs, pelvis, or arms. Clots can form in superficial veins and in deep veins. While blood clots in superficial veins rarely cause serious problems, clots in deep veins require immediate medical evaluation. This condition can be fatal!

Dr. William Julien, medical director of South Florida Vascular Associates in Coconut Creek, Florida explains what occurs during DVT and the treatments that are available.

Statistics you should know:

DVT Effects more than 600,000 people per year. One out of every 100 cases are fatal. 600,000 people die from lung clots per year. If you think you might be risk for DVT, please take our survey and schedule an appointment if you are at high risk.

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