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Understanding thrombophlebitis

When someone has thrombophlebitis, blood clots within the vein and this irritates the vein wall. A thrombus or blood clot is formed in the vein and as part of the healing process, the vein wall becomes inflamed. Together these factors cause the vein to become hard, tender, red and hot. Professor Mark Whiteley tells us exactly what thrombophlebitis is and the different types that exist.

Superficial vein thrombosis: don’t suffer in vain!

While most of us have heard of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you may not have heard of a similar condition called superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). As their names suggest, DVT occurs in deep veins, while SVT forms closer to the skin. While generally less serious than its deeper counterpart, SVT is nonetheless something you shouldn’t ignore. Leading London vascular surgeon Mr Ian Franklin explains why.

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