What is DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms, most frequently in the deep veins of the legs, thighs and pelvis. In our modern society, deep vein thrombosis (dvt) is increasingly common. That’s because the condition is often caused by growing issues like obesity, immobility and a lack of exercise. It can also be caused due to certain medical conditions that affect the way your blood clots.
Fortunately, at The California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis, our medical team is fully equipped with remarkable knowledge and cutting-edge tools for diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis. Led by the esteemed surgeon Dr. Farshad Malekmehr, we’re dedicated to diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis as well as the many complications that can arise in those who suffer from the condition.
Learn More About DVT
- Swollen legs
- Difficulty ambulating
- Feelings of heaviness or tightness in the legs or thighs
- Staying in a sitting position for a prolonged period of time such as travel in an airplane, car, or a train or sitting in a chair for a prolonged period of time
- Surgery, not being ambulatory during or after a surgical procedure
- Pregnancy or postpartum
Meet Dr. Farshad Malekmehr
Dr. Farshad Malekmehr is a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon. He has a special interest in treating patients with DVT and pulmonary embolism. His education included an undergraduate study at UCLA and CSUN with honors degree. He subsequently received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC.