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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious, potentially deadly condition that occurs when a blood clot forms within a deep vein in the thigh, lower leg, pelvis, or arm. DVT can lead to life-threatening complications if the blood clot breaks free and travels to the lungs, which is called pulmonary embolism (PE). Symptoms of deep vein […]

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The Basics on Veins

Your body is made up of many different systems that help it to function properly. The circulatory system is one of those intricate systems. Within the circulatory system are arteries and veins. The arterial system pumps blood throughout the body, transporting nutrients, hormones, carbon dioxide, oxygen and blood cells to the organs and other tissues. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Varicose Veins

Though varicose veins can be unsightly and often very painful, there are more serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore them. Do you have varicose veins? Found primarily on the legs, varicose veins are large, bulging, twisted veins that you can see just below the skin. In addition to their ugly appearance, they can be very […]

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March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

This month marks the 12th year of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. Raising awareness of this potentially deadly disorder is paramount to preventing it. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, typically in the leg. If the clot becomes dislodged, it can travel to major organs like the lungs and brain. […]

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