The ability of blood to clot is what keeps us alive. Without it, even a simple paper cut can become an emergency condition. But when the blood clot affects our vein, it becomes even more deadly. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that encompasses two other conditions which are inter-related.
The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist that functions as our body’s circulatory pump. It takes in deoxygenated blood through the veins and delivers it to the lungs for oxygenation and then pumps this oxygenated blood into the arteries.
DVT is a condition in which blood clot forms in one of the major deep veins such as in regions of the legs, thighs, pelvis, or arm. Leg pain is a common symptom of DVT due to clot formation. The blockage can cause acute pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg that is affected by DVT.