Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis “DVT” refers to a condition that occurs when blood clot develops in the “deep veins” of the body.
Although there are deep veins in both the legs and the arms blood clots more commonly occur in the legs.
Risk factors for deep vein thrombosis include prolonged immobility (such as long car rides or plane travel), traumatic injury (example; surgical intervention), and a variety of hematologic conditions that result in a propensity towards clot formation. Some of the hematologic conditions that increase the risk of blood clot are genetic in nature and can be evaluated for with genetic testing.