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Blood Clots: DVT and PE
Deep Vein Thrombosis, commonly called “Blood Clots” can form in the veins of the leg, thigh, or hip area. Such “Blood Clots” are dangerous, because they can loosen and travel to the veins of the lungs (where they are called Pulmonary Embolism) and can block the veins of the lungs. This interferes with heart function and can lead to death.
Deep Vein Thrombosis which does not lead can Pulmonary Embolism can cause long term problems in the affected leg(s), including chronic swelling, varicose veins, chronic pain, and ulcerations (chronic wounds) on the legs.
Consult with your physician as to whether you are at higher risk for DVT or PE
ANYONE can develop a DVT or a PE!
BE ALERT FOR SYMPTOMS OF DVT AND PE:
The above are some signs and symptoms of DVT and PE – consult with your physician for complete information!
WHEN IN DOUBT, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR CALL 911
DVT and PE associated with flying (especially long distance flying) has been labeled “Economy Class Syndrome.” DVT/PE is an underreported risk. Protect yourself while flying:
If you or a loved one has suffered with a MAJOR complication or DEATH from DVT and/or PE, the attorneys listed on this web site will be happy to review your medical records and let you know whether they can assist you.