March is DVT (Deep Venous Thromboses) awareness month. A time to educate and in
form the public about the risk factors, prevention, identification and treatment of this preventable and potentially fatal process. DVT, simply put, is a blood clot that develops in
a deep vein
of the body. The most harmful consequence of the development of DVT is that pieces of the clot can
break off and migrate to the heart or lungs causin
g acute difficulty breathin
g and overwhelmin
g stress on the heart.