Celebrities Who Died From Blood Clots

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that forms deep in a vein, typically in your leg. If the DVT clot breaks free and travels through your bloodstream it creates a life-threatening blockage in your lungs known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). In the US someone dies from a PE every five minutes. Blood clots can happen to anyone, including a few notable celebrities whom you may recognize.

DVT Awareness Month: Top DVT Questions And Answers

What Is DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein , usually in the thigh or lower leg. The main concern is if the DVT breaks free and travels through your bloodstream to the lung, causing a life-threatening complication known as a Pulmonary Embolism (PE).

Venous Hypertension : Can Varicose Veins Affect Blood Pressure?

Varicose veins are unsightly, swollen and visibly blue veins that appear . While many people are more concerned about the cosmetic challenge found with this condition, other varicose vein sufferers experience health consequences that warrant prompt medical attention. It is even possible to have symptomatic vein disease while having no visible varicose or spider veins.