This is one of the leading vascular diagnoses after Heart attack and stroke. There are two major types of Venous Thromboembolism. Types include; - Deep vein thromboembolism - Pulmonary embolism
Deep vein thromboembolism (DVT): It refers to a clot in deep vein in legs. DVT sometimes affects arms and other veins as well.
Pulmonary embolism (PE): Pulmonary embolism occurs when the deep vein thrombosis breaks down and circulates to lungs and forms blockade of blood supply.
Usually blood clots originate in the thigh will breakdown and circulate to the lungs than blood clots in lower limbs and other body parts.
Risk factors of venous thromboembolism: The most common causes that triggers pulmonary embolism are, - Surgery - Cancer - Immobilization - Hospitalization - Pregnancy - Hormonal use in Women - Lower-extremity paralysis - Fracture in pelvis, hip or long bones - Multiple traumas
Symptoms: DVT mainly affects large veins…