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Deep Vein Thrombosis

A blood clot that forms deep inside the thigh or leg has the potential to break loose and cause damage elsewhere in the body. This condition, called deep vein thrombosis or DVT, can be potentially life-threatening.

The specialists at the Blank Vascular Center at Abington – Jefferson Health are highly skilled with the latest technological advancements to diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis.

Symptoms and Treatment of DVT

Deep vein thrombosis happens most often in larger veins. The clot that forms may prevent blood flow or cause pain, swelling, redness or warmth in the leg.

DVT may be treated with medications, compression therapy and, in a few cases, surgery.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareThe high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Jefferson Abington Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.

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