Deep vein is a term used to describe a vein that is deep in the body. It is used to differentiate deep veins from veins which is close to the surface, also known as superficial veins. In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ...
Deep veins are almost always beside an artery with the same name (e.g. the femoral vein is beside the femoral artery). Collectively, they carry the vast majority of the blood. Occlusion of the deep veins can be life threatening and is known as deep vein thrombosis. In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath. ... The femoral artery is a large artery of the thigh. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Deep venous thrombosis. ...
In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath. ... Profunda femoris vein is a large vein in the thigh. ... The politeal vein parrallels the popliteal artery but carries the blood from the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf back to the heart. ...
It's also why, buried deep in the recesses of the in flight magazine, somewhere between the movie grid and the duty free opportunities, hides a warning that staying still in an airplane seat for a prolonged time can cause blood clots.
Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs in veins close to the skin surface, and usually causes pain, swelling, and redness in the area of the vein.
The reason for this is that a piece of the clot in deepvein from a DVT can break off and travel through the deepveins back to the heart, and eventually be pumped by the heart into the arteries of the lung.
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