Deep Vein

A deep vein is a vein that is deep in the body. This contrasts with superficial veins that are close to the body's surface.

Deep veins are almost always beside an artery with the same name (e.g. the femoral vein is beside the femoral artery). Collectively, they carry the vast majority of the blood. Occlusion of a deep vein can be life threatening and is most often caused by thrombosis. Occlusion of a deep vein by thrombosis is called deep vein thrombosis.

Deep veins are these blood vessels which are embedded far into the flesh, and if needing operation, it can be difficult.

Other articles related to "deep vein, deep, veins, vein":

Deep Vein Thrombosis
... Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, predominantly in the legs a clot inside a blood vessel is called a thrombosis ... include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins ... DVT formation typically begins inside the valves of the calf veins, where the blood is relatively oxygen deprived, which activates certain biochemical pathways ...
Complications Of Pregnancy - Serious Maternal Problems - Deep Vein Thrombosis
... For more info on DVT and pregnancy, see Deep vein thrombosis ... Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has an incidence of 0.5 to 7 per 1,000 pregnancies, and is the second most common cause of maternal death in developed ... indicated when there are additional risk factors for deep vein thrombosis ...
Classification - Venous Thrombosis - Deep Vein Thrombosis
... Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein ... It most commonly affects leg veins, such as the femoral vein ... Three factors are important in the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein—these are the rate of blood flow, the thickness of the blood and qualities of ...
Deep Vein - List - Lower Limb
... Common femoral vein Femoral vein Profunda femoris vein Popliteal vein Peroneal vein Anterior tibial vein Posterior tibial vein ...

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