Blood Clots in the Leg: A Concern for Some Heart Patients

Act fast if symptoms suddenly appear.

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If you have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery, have been diagnosed with heart failure, or are largely sedentary, you may be at increased risk for blood clots in the legs-a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). About two million people a year develop leg vein clots, which can block circulation and cause pain, redness, and swelling in the affected leg. DVT is an emergency, so if you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
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