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.

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At our facility, we provide patients with a knowledgeable team that is dedicated to providing every patient with the unparalleled knowledge regarding DVT, as well as state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to treat the condition. Upon an initial meeting with our patients, we’re able to pinpoint DVT signs and symptoms including:
  • Swollen legs
  • Pain
  • Warmth
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty ambulating
  • Feelings of heaviness or tightness in the legs or thighs

home-causesIn general, the blood is meant to flow at all times through the veins. Stagnation of blood can cause clot formation. Small clots are constantly being formed and broken down by the own body’s fibrinolytic lysis system. Factors that alter this delicate balance can cause formation and propagation of DVT. These factors include:
  • Immobility
  • 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
  • Obesity

home-treatmentsOnce a diagnosis has been established, Dr. Malekmehr and his team will decide upon the ideal treatment, be it drug medication, surgery, or various other procedures. In most cases, deep venous thrombosis can be effectively treated through anticoagulation or blood thinners, which prevent blood clots in leg from forming. However, in more severe cases, surgery might by the best method of combatting DVT. No matter what treatment you undergo at The California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis, you can look forward to first-rate medical expertise from Dr. Malekmehr and his team.

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Meet Dr. Farshad Malekmehr

Board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Farshad Malekmehr 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 then received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC.

Dr. Malekmehr is a board certified cardiovascular surgeon

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