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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus. An embolus is dangerous because this can travel to the heart and lead to a pulmonary embolism. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains this dangerous occurrence as well as how the circulatory system works in general.

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh. Dr. Preeti Parikh is a Board-Certified Pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy and patient education.

Duration: 02:22.
Reviewed by: Dr. Holly Atkinson, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: January 12, 2017
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