How does smoking cause DVT?


How does smoking cause DVT?

Smoking and Coagulation:

Anything that affects the coagulation of blood, meaning how it clots, may put you at risk either for blood clots or for hemorrhage. Smoking affects coagulation by putting you more at risk for developing clots, such as DVT's.

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DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis. A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in a deep vein, usually the ones in the leg. The clot may...

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Blood Clot: Definition & Prevention
Blood Clot: Definition & Prevention


Chapter 12 / Lesson 3

This lesson will cover the basics of a blood clot. We will also cover what causes a blood clot and what are the best ways to prevent blood clots from forming.

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