The two major complications or DVT are:
1. Pulmonary Embolism (PE) which increases the mortality
2. A post-phlebitic syndrome which increases the morbidity.
In PE clots travel tot he lungs and block its blood supply. The patients present with:
It is a common complication of DVT and is a collection of symptoms. It takes place many years later. The common complaints are:
There is damage to the vein from blood clots reducing the flow in the affected areas.
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