In this episode of “Healthy Life”, a new online video series by UVA Health, UVA Radiology Associate Professor Minhaj Khaja, MD, explains the condition of deep vein thrombosis. Of the 200,000 cases of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, every year in America, 50,000 of those result in a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the heart or lungs. Dr. Khaja discusses the symptoms and risks of, as well as treatments for DVT, and shares why patients should choose UVA for their DVT care.
Like all medicines, there’s a risk of experiencing side effects while taking anticoagulants. Both types of blood thinning medications affect the body’s ability to make clots.