Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a hard to detect medical condition that can result in severe and even potentially life-threatening health problem. But, before we delve into what these risks are it will be helpful to gain some understanding of the human circulatory system (the cardiovascular or vascular system), about blood clots, and finally about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) itself.
Heart, blood, and blood vessels (arteries, veins, & capillaries) -- these make up the cardiovascular system which permits blood to transport nutrients, oxygen and white blood cells (among other things) from the heart to the cells in tissues and organs. Thereafter, oxygen-depleted blood is carried away from these cells back to the heart. This process is important for several critical... Continue reading