Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Source: Vascular Disease Foundation
The Vascular Disease Foundation's 2-pg introductory handout defines DVT and its more serious complication, pulmonary embolism, which can be a potentially fatal condition if not immediately diagnosed and treated. It lists signs and sx of PEs/DVTs that warrant immediate medical attention. Diagnosis, causes, and treatment (anticoagulants/prescription stockings/thrombolysis) are covered. Includes a section on tips for avoiding DVT.