Deep Vein Thrombosis - DVT (Pulmonary Embolism)
Deep Ven Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism: DVT is usually the formation of a clot in the deep veins of the leg. This clot causes complaints such as pain and swelling by preventing blood circulation. In the following years, permanent swelling, eczema and ulcerated wounds can develop on the related limb. It is called pulmonary embolism if the clot in the leg vein is separated from this area and occludes pulmonary artery.
Pulmonary embolism is life-threatening. If the treatment is delayed, heart failure and shortness of breath may develop as a result of pressure rise in the artery of the lungs. Pregnancy, smokers (especially women who are on oral contraceptive pills).