Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, can be defined as the formation of a blood clot in the vein belonging to the deep venous system. It most often happens in the veins of lower extremities, but can occur in the upper extremities as well. DVT is an independent disease often mistaken with thrombophlebitis, which is a complication of superficial venous insufficiency. Mechanisms of developing DVT belong to one of the three following factors. The first one includes abnormalities of the blood flow, such as decreased flow during prolonged periods of immobility during long plane flights or during hospitalization. The second factor is damage to the inside wall of the vein, for example, being the result of a trauma or surgery. Finally, the third factor comprises different states of hypercoagulability, a condition when the blood is too thick. The aforementioned disorders can be acquired and temporary, such as during dehydration, or hereditary and permanent, as in several congenital, or the so-called, hypercoagulable diseases.
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