There are two serious complications associated with DVT.
1. PULMONARY EMBOLISM (PE):
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood vessel in your lung becomes blocked by a blood clot (thrombus). The clot travels to your lung from another part of your body. A PE can be life-threatening! Therefore, it is essential to watch out for signs and symptoms and seek medical attention immediately if any occur.
The signs and symptoms of PE include:
Sudden shortness of breath
Chest pain or discomfort that worsens when you take a deep breath or when you cough
Fainting or feeling lightheaded or dizzy
Having a rapid pulse
Coughing up blood