Vein Glossary

Below is a glossary of terms related to all aspects of venous disease

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Blood Clot
A blood clot may occur from trauma, inflammation, or abnormal clotting factors and is simply a mixture of blood components that have formed from a liquid to a solid state.

Superficial thrombophlebitis (SVT)
Inflammation of a vein due to a blood clot in a vein usually located in veins near the skin surface. -- Also called: superficial vein thrombosis

Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel that obstructs the flow of blood through the circulatory system.