Why Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Serious?

Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that carries many of the same risk factors as venous insufficiency, but poses a much more significant health risk. It is characterized by the formation of a blood clot in the deeper veins of the body, most commonly the leg veins. When the clot develops, it is lodged within the vein, which obstructs blood flow and impairs circulation. Without proper treatment, the clot can grow, detach and travel through the blood stream. If the clot reaches the lungs, heart or brain, it could be life threatening.

To find out if you are at risk for deep vein thrombosis, call the experts and schedule an appointment with Chicago Vein Institute for a diagnosis right away. Contact us on our website or call (773) 649-4678.