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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms inside a vein deep in the body, often (but not always) in a leg. If the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs via the heart, it can cause a severe condition called pulmonary embolism, which means lung obstruction. A pulmonary embolism can be fatal.
Prevention is far better than treatment. Consult your doctor if you are at risk due to a medical condition or if you are taking a long flight.
Our vascular surgeons are at the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis.
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The Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory is one of the nation’s most elite vascular labs.