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Deep Vein Thrombosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

When a blood clot forms deep in a vein in the body it is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots occur because blood thickens and sticks together. While deep vein blood clots can occur anywhere in the body, most of them occur in the lower legs and thighs. An embolus is a blood clot that has broken off and is traveling through the blood stream. It is called a pulmonary embolism (PE) when […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (embolus) is a blood clot or a piece of tissue or fat, blocking the arteries of the lung. These clots that cause pulmonary embolism typically form elsewhere, than travel through the person’s bloodstream to their lungs. The blood clot may form in the pelvis area or in the leg. Fast Facts about Pulmonary Embolism A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused for instance by a blood clot stuck in the main artery […]