Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SBT)
More than just aches and pains.
Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SVT) – SVT is a relatively common inflammatory process affecting the superficial veins. This is an acute process where a clot forms in a superficial vein resulting in a red, hot, tender area around the affected vein. There is sometimes a “cord” that can be felt in the area as well. The most common risk factor for SVT is the presence of varicose veins.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)– DVT is where a clot forms in one of the deep veins of the venous system. The symptoms may include swelling, color change and pain in one leg. These clots not only damage the vein they are stuck in by damaging the valves near the clot and causing dilation of the vein wall, but they can be life threatening. The clot can break off and travel through the body into the lungs making it difficult to get adequate oxygen. If your medical provider suspects DVT an ultrasound to assess your legs will be ordered immediately. There are many risk factors associated with DVT including prolonged sitting such as on a flight, having recent surgery, being bedridden, recent trauma such as a broken leg or pelvis, and having a condition where blood is more prone to clots.
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Spartz Vein Clinic, located in Roseville and near the Twin City of Minneapolis and St Paul, provides professional treatment for patients suffering from Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SVT) and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).