Venous thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two types of blood clots. They occur when there is a blockage or interference in the flow of blood between muscles and other parts of the body. Two conditions are there in venous thromboembolism. First is the deep veins thrombosis, and second is the pulmonary embolism. Both of them manifest the VTE entity. Schenk, a popular scientist, observed this peripheral venous disease in 1644. This was the time when he was making an occlusion. Virchow was also the one that visualized the relation of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
When there is a presence of a thrombus or coagulated blood in deep veins of the legs, then this is the deep venous thrombosis. Not many symptoms or signs are there for this thrombosis. Basic signs might be swelling around muscles or pain in muscles.
These symptoms might not be present or may not occur specifically. If a person does not go through the diagnosis or treatment properly, then it can lead to scary results. There might be fragmentation in the thrombus that can obstruct the supply of arteries to lungs. This can cause potential chances of pulmonary embolism. Continue reading “Deep Venous Thrombosis”