deep vein

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deep vein

one of the many systemic veins that accompany the arteries, usually enclosed in a sheath that wraps both the vein and the associated artery. Various structures, such as the skull, vertebral column, and liver, are served by less closely associated arteries and veins. Compare superficial vein.

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Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which blood clots form in one of the large, deep veins, usually in the legs.
Deep vein thrombosis--a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis--is a condition you need to be alert for, because a clot (thrombus) that forms in the deep veins can break off and travel to the lungs, which is called a pulmonary embolism.
People who have had deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs), are usually prescribed anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) or dabigatran (Pradaxa.
Venous blood clots include deep vein thromboses (DVT) in the deep veins of the leg and other areas of the body, and pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening condition in which a clot breaks free and becomes lodged in a vein of the lungs.
If the valves in the deep veins don't close adequately, the blood flows back into superficial veins near the skin.
DVT is a blockage of the deep veins usually in the leg, especially the calf.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes blood clots in one of the deep veins in the body, poses a serious risk.
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the deep veins and travel to the lungs.
If proximal junctional valves become incompetent, high pressure passes from the deep veins into the superficial veins and the condition rapidly progresses to become irreversible.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins, usually in the leg.