Jeffrey S. Ginsberg MD


Formation of a blood clot in a vein

Normal blood flow Normally, one-way valves in the veins keep blood flowing to the heart. Blood clot forming A blood clot can form when the valve in a vein does not work properly. If the valve does not open normally, blood cells can collect behind the valve and begin to stick together to form a clot. Formed blood clot…

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis From Travel

What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in a leg. A DVT is dangerous because the clot can break loose, travel through the bloodstream, and block blood flow to the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ). Without treatment, this can be deadly. Why does travel raise your…

Formation of a blood clot in a vein

Normal blood flow Normally, one-way valves in the veins keep blood flowing to the heart. Blood clot forming A blood clot can form when the valve in a vein does not work properly. If the valve does not open normally, blood cells can collect behind the valve and begin to stick together to form a clot. Formed blood clot…

Venous thrombus and embolus

A thrombus is a blood clot that forms in a vein. An embolus is anything that moves through the blood vessels until it reaches a vessel that is too small to let it pass. When this happens, the blood flow is stopped by the embolus. An embolus is often a small piece of a blood clot that breaks off (thromboembolus). It may…

Formación de un coágulo sanguíneo en una vena

Flujo de sangre normal Normalmente, las válvulas de una vía en las venas mantienen la sangre fluyendo hacia el corazón. Formación de un coágulo de sangre Puede formarse un coágulo de sangre cuando la válvula en una vena no funciona correctamente. Si la válvula no se abre normalmente, los glóbulos sanguíneos pueden…