WHAT IS DVT?
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) is a manifestation of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although most DVT is occult and resolves spontaneously without complication, death from DVT-associated massive pulmonary embolism (PE) causes as many as 300,000 deaths annually in the United States. (*updated April 21, 2014, Medscape Reference).
DVT is the presence of coagulated blood, a thrombus, in one of the deep venous conduits that return blood to the heart. The clinical conundrum is that symptoms (pain and swelling) are often nonspecific or absent. However, if left untreated, the thrombus may become fragmented or dislodged and migrate to obstruct the arterial supply to the lung, causing potentially life-threatening PE.
Symptoms of DVT may include: Edema, Leg pain, Tenderness, Warmth or erythema of the skin over the area of thrombosis, Clinical symptoms of PE as the primary manifestation.
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C = compression socks, wear them
H = hydration, drink lots of water
I = isometric exercise, do ankle rotations
L = leg elevation, get up and walk or stretch
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