Deep Vein Thrombosis

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep Vein Thrombosis is when a clot forms in the deep veins most commonly in the legs. Symptoms include leg pain, cramping or soreness, swelling, and red or discolored skin. When a clot forms in a large vein, there is the danger it will break loose and become lodged in the heart or lungs with serious consequences.


Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis begins with a physical exam with the doctors at Carolina Heart & Leg Center, PA. Your doctor will discuss symptoms and look for areas of discomfort, swelling, and discoloration. Your doctor may choose an ultrasound to check for existing and growing clots. A venogram using an injected dye and x-ray to find clots may be recommended. A blood test for elevated D dimer levels, seen in almost all people who develop Deep Vein Thrombosis, is a possible diagnosis option.


The doctors at Carolina Heart & Leg Center, P.A. treat Deep Vein Thrombosis and work with each patient to individualize treatment plans. Your doctor may treat with blood thinners to decrease the body’s ability to clot and prevent future clots. Dangerous clots may be broken up with clot busters injected directly at the clot. Treatment and prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis are vital to avoid serious health risks such as pulmonary embolism and begins with the doctors at Carolina Heart & Leg Center, P.A.

Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. is designed to provide comprehensive diagnostics and treatments for all types of superficial vein disorders in the safety and convenience of a modern medical suite.

We offer state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment systems and vascular lasers to provide individualized treatments for conditions ranging from complicated cases of chronic venous insufficiency to simple, effective treatments for leg and face spider veins. Contact us today at (910) 491-1760 and get the help you need to live pain-free.

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