Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

What is deep vein thrombosis?

Arteries bring oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body, whereas your veins are the blood vessels that return oxygen-poor blood back to your heart. You have three kinds of veins. Superficial veins lie close to your skin, and the deep veins lie in groups of muscles. Perforating veins connect the superficial veins to the deep veins with one-way valves. Deep veins lead to the vena cava, your body’s largest vein, which runs directly to your heart. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins. Usually, DVT occurs in your pelvis, thigh, or calf, but it can also occur less commonly in your arm, chest, or other locations.

DVT can cause sudden swelling, pain or a sensation of warmth. DVT can be dangerous because it can cause a complication known as pulmonary embolism. In this condition, a blood clot breaks free from your deep veins, travels through your bloodstream, and lodges in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. A pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. A large embolism can be fatal in a short time.

It can sometimes be difficult to recognize the symptoms of DVT. However, the condition can be effectively treated once your physician diagnoses it.

What are the symptoms?

About half of all DVT cases do not cause symptoms. The symptoms you feel can depend on the location and size of your blood clot. They include swelling, tenderness, leg pain that may worsen when you walk or stand, a sensation of warmth, and skin that turns blue or red.

Contact Vascular Associates

Panama City Office
1836 Florida Ave
Panama City, FL 32405


Panama City Beach Office
10800 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Unit #300
Panama City Beach, FL 32407


Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Phone: (850) 872-8510
Fax: (850) 872-7412
Email: info@arteryandveins.com




Testimonials

My legs feel better than I can ever remember them feeling. I don't have the heavy feeling and all the swelling I used to have. I feel like I am walking on air! Thank you for all that you have done. My life is so much better!”
Carrie S.
Dr. Shuler and Staff, you are a blessing. Thanks to you I can testify that as of today I still have my leg. You never gave up on me and for that I am forever thankful... God Bless!”
Joe B.
When my son was on the verge of losing not only his leg but his life, you were there for us, you pulled him through. There are no words, just, God bless you Dr. Shuler.”
Jeannette B.
The first day I ran, I couldn't believe my energy level and how much less pain I felt.”
Mavis N.
I recommend Dr. Shuler and his whole team for all they have done to help my husband’s injury. My husband had already been to a vascular surgeon and was told that there was nothing that could be done, that he would have to just learn to live with it. Thanks to Dr. Shuler he's almost back to his old self. I'm so glad we met you.”
Evelyn E.
If I knew that my legs were going to feel this great I would have had them treated years ago.”
William A.
I’m so pleased with the doctors and the services that I have received from Vascular Associates. I would rate them #1 for their treatment and their caring. Dr. Shuler is a very special man and really cares about each of his patients personally. Thank you so much for everything you do!”
Paulette M.
After having my procedure on my left leg, I felt so much better! I mowed my yard and my neighbor's yard in half the time as normal.”
Kinsey G.
The first night after my procedure was the best night of sleep I have had in years.”
Emma M.

Education & Videos

Contact Us

Locations & Contact

1836 Florida Ave,
Panama City, FL 32405

P: (850) 872-8510
F: (850) 872-7412

10800 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Unit #300
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

P: (850) 872-8510
F: (850) 872-7412