Deep Vein Thrombosis
By: Riley Flores & Camryn Basile
Who is likely to get this disease?
You are more likely to get this disease if you are experiencing one or more of the following:
- Family History of DVT
- Having thickened blood (could happen from birth control pills, blood disorders, etc.)
- Injury to a deep vein
- Treatment for Cancer
- A central venous catheter
- Old age
How it is diagnosed
The most common medicine used by doctors to help treat the disease are Anticoagulants
- Also known as a blood thinner.
- Warfarin and Heparin are examples of blood thinners
Another method of treatment is to have a Vena Cava Filter inserted into your Vena Cava
- The filter can stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs and preventing Pulmonary Embolism.
The patient can also wear a Graduated Compression Stocking, to cease swelling in the legs and create pressure to improve blood flow