Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured.
However, if a blood clot forms inside one of your veins unexpectedly and does not dissolve on its own, this can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation. Failure to diagnose and treat these either acutely or prophylactically can lead to devastating circumstances.
Types of blood clots
The circulatory system is made up of vessels called veins and arteries, which transport blood throughout the body. Blood clots can...