Dr. Bowen featured on KSAZ Fox 10: Holiday Travel Risks with Deep Vein Thrombosis

January 2, 2018

A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot, sometimes occurs for no apparent reason. However, the risk of developing a DVT is increased in certain circumstances such as after a surgery or from experiencing blood vessel damage. A DVT can also develop in a person’s calves due to sitting for long durations of time. If you’ve been on a long car ride or on a long flight and are experiencing a sudden onset of shortness of breath, rapid pulse and breathing, chest pains or dizziness and these symptoms are new for you, especially if you have other risk factors such as being a smoker, are overweight or have a family history of DVT, you have an increased risk.