If you’ve ever heard of deep vein thrombosis, it is likely only through the safety manuals in airplanes. However, deep vein thrombosis is actually a common condition, with potentially lethal consequences if not treated correctly. It can affect as many as one in one thousand people each year, which is staggeringly high, given how little we think about it.
However, medical professionals do, and they are trained to effectively treat such conditions. To help train them, ACLS courses in Orange County are available for all medical professionals.
What is thrombosis?
Basically, any kind of thrombosis is a blood clot which forms inside a blood vessel. In itself, it can cause pain and swelling, which is in itself not so dangerous. However, the real danger comes from the possibility that the thrombus will detach itself from the blood vessel and start moving around your body. This is where it can cause real havoc.
What can happen with the thrombus?
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