deep vein thrombosis

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deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombos) in a vein deep within the muscle, typically in the thigh or calf. It is caused by disease or the lack of activity such as sitting for hours at a computer screen. If part of the thrombos breaks off, it becomes an embolism, which can travel through the heart and block the arteries to the lungs. Prevention of this condition is less sitting and more walking. For more information, visit www.dvt.net. See medical conditions.
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He was diagnosed with Paget-Schroetter Syndrome, which is a medical condition in which a blood clot or clots form in the deep veins of the arm or shoulder.
This clinical syndrome eventually became known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome.
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Effort-induced DVT of the upper extremity, the so-called Paget-Schroetter syndrome, occurs in younger individuals who engage in strenuous exercise such as weightlifting, especially when accompanied by preexistent anatomic abnormalities of the thoracic outlet.