What is DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body. DVT usually happens in the legs or pelvis, but a clot can form anywhere in your body. Sometimes, part of the blood clot can break off and travel to your lungs. This can block blood flow and cause a pulmonary embolism, which is a serious and potentially deadly condition.

DVT Blood clots affect up to 900,000 Europeans each year.

More people are diagnosed with DVT each year than the number of new breast and prostate cancer cases combined2