Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and its complications may lead to as many as 200,000 U.S. deaths each year. Because DVT is preventable, these deaths don’t need to occur.
In fact, more Americans die of Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) each year than die from breast cancer, AIDS and automobile accidents combined.*
That’s why this March, more than 25 organizations are participating in Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness among health professionals and consumers about this potentially fatal medical condition.
If you’re at risk for DVT – you’re over 60, you smoke, you’re overweight, you sit for long periods of time — stay alert to DVT symptoms. If you have symptoms, learn what you can do to confirm a diagnosis.
How DVT Occurs
DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, partially or completely blocking circulation. Pulmonary embolism, a serious complication from DVT, can occur when a fragment of a blood clot migrates to the lungs, where it blocks a pulmonary artery. Pulmonary embolism may be responsible for as many as 200,000 deaths annually in the United States. Read More.
Maryland Vein Professionals is fully aware that March is DVT Month. After all, our three Board Certified Surgeons (Dr. Jonathan Calure, Dr. James Brown and Dr. Joseph McClain) and our one Vascular Surgeon (Dr. Jane Lingelbach) have a combined 40 years of experience, performing over 17,000 vein procedures.
For more information about our vascular problems and minimally invasive vein procedures, visit our website today at http://www.MDVeinProfessionals.com.