The Importance of Early Detection in Preventing DVT Complications
Blood clots, medically known as thrombosis, have become a leading cause of mortality across the globe, accounting for almost one in four deaths. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a clot forms in the deep veins of the leg, groin, or arm. When a part of this clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, it results in a potentially fatal condition known as Pulmonary Embolism. Collectively, these conditions are referred to as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). Shockingly, around 10 million cases of VTE are reported worldwide each year. Furthermore, up to 60% of VTE cases occur during or after hospitalization, making it the leading preventable cause of death associated with hospital stays. Therefore, it is critical to take measures to prevent blood clots in order to reduce mortality rates. Raising awareness about thrombosis and its potential consequences is crucial in preventing and managing this condition effectively. By taking preventive measures and seeking medical attention promptly, we can avoid the potentially fatal consequences of blood clots.