Are You At Risk for DVT?
Dr. Chris Pittman can determine if you are at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). A DVT is a blood clot that forms in your leg vein and leads to a block in circulation. DVTs threaten nearly one million Americans yearly and often show no symptoms until it is too late. In fact, many well-known people suffer from DVTs including Serena Williams (Pro Tennis Player), Regis Philbin (TV Host), Arnold Palmer (Pro Golfer), Hillary Clinton (Politician), Richard Nixon (Politician), and Jimmy Stewart (Actor).
While DVT may sound alarming, there are many preventative measures that patients at risk of it can take to reduce the likelihood of developing it. Diagnosis of DVT can be done with an ultrasound device or another imaging machine. Additionally, a D-dimer test can also be useful in excluding the diagnosis.
To learn more about the risk of DVT and how to recognize warning signs and symptoms:
- See Dr. Pittman’s TV interview on DVT
- Get more information on Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Download a printable DVT risk assessment
The first step in protecting yourself from a DVT is to understand if you are at risk. Complete the following form to gain an idea of your risk factors..