Venous thromboembolic disease

Venous thromboembolic disease refers to the process characterised by the formation of a thrombus (blood clot) in the deep vein system that can grow or fragment, interrupting the normal circulation of blood and causing various alterations. 

The main manifestations of thromboembolic disease are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. DVT occurs when a thrombus or blood clot forms inside a deep vein, usually in the legs (although it can also occur in the arms, abdomen, ilium, vena cavas, etc.), obstructing normal blood circulation in these veins. 

Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 01.02.2022, 15:39
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