What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)?
Development of a blood clot in a vein is known as Venous thromboembolism (VTE). The blood flow is cut off due to the clot and leads to severe medical emergencies. Venous thromboembolism is mainly of two types which are – deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis. . . .+
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.
There are various options for DVT/PE prophylaxis. These may include both mechanical and pharmaceutical methods. The easiest method of prophylaxis is active range of motion of the ankles and the toes. Learn more about various measures of DVT prophylaxis and guidelines for administering the therapy.
Pregnancy can be risky for women suffering from Venous Thromboembolism (DVT, PE). If you are pregnant and have problem in walking or experience excruciating pain in chest, do not simply ignore it. Get it checked by a doctor. Thromboembolism can be fatal during pregnancy.