Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein, usually in the legs. Clots in deep veins (deep vein thrombosis) can occur following surgery or trauma, or they can be spontaneous. Most DVTs require immediate medical care.
If your doctor suspects that you have DVT, you may be referred for an ultrasound test to measure the blood flow through your veins and help find any clots that might be blocking the flow, or in more severe cases, are a danger to break free and travel to the lungs (known as a pulmonary embolism).
Our office is equipped to diagnose and manage DVT. When a DVT is discovered, we work with your physicians to manage the DVT and minimize potential for complications.
To learn more about DVT diagnostics at our Oregon center, request a consultation with one of our specialists, or call our office at (541) 382-8346 to make an appointment. You can read more about deep vein thrombosis here: Understanding DVT