InTouch: National study seeks to find best treatment for DVT
Between 25 and 50 percent of all patients who suffer from lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, develop a chronic condition known as post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). This syndrome typically causes daily pain, heaviness, fatigue and/or swelling of the affected leg. And, in more severe cases, patients can develop skin color changes, walking difficulties and ulcers that ultimately leave them unable to work or carry out daily activities. In short, their overall quality of life is significantly diminished.