Deep Vein Thrombosis
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot forms, usually in your leg. The DVT is treated in order to restore blood flow in a vein and to prevent a pulmonary embolism and more DVTs from occurring. The treatment works to control the clot size and prevent additional clots from developing. Medications are usually prescribed first and if the medication is not effective, other procedures may be necessary in order to destroy a large clot or reduce chances of pulmonary embolism. You doctor will suggest your best treatment option.