Deep vein thrombosis
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Deep vein thrombosis

Mike Jackson Community staff nurse, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust – Community Division

A CPD article highlighted to Mike Jackson the importance of recognising DVT and post-thrombotic syndrome

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a thrombus or blood clot that can occur in any of the deep veins in the body. DVTs occur most commonly in the leg or pelvis but also travel to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.

Nursing Standard. 28, 42, 61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.42.61.s45

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