Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside a part of the body. It mainly affects the large veins in the lower leg and thigh. D-dimer blood test and Doppler ultrasound exam of the legs are often used to diagnose DVT. Treatment of DVT typically involves blood thinning medications (anticoagulants).
Pulmonary Embolism is a very serious condition of deep venous thrombosis. It can damage the lungs and other organs in the body and cause death. Blood clots in the thighs are more likely to break off and cause PE than blood clots in the lower legs or other parts of the body. Blood clots also can form in veins closer to the skin's surface.
Related Journals of Deep Venous Thrombosis
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis.