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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 16:02
Varicose veins; sign of deadly clots - study finds
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People with varicose veins are at significant risk of developing a potentially fatal blood clot, a research by the China Medical University suggests.

A study of 425,000 people suggests the condition should be considered a major red flag that someone is at risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.

Researchers found people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing DVT - a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death.

And they were twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism - a clot which travels into the lungs and can be deadly.

They also had double the risk of peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow to the arms and legs.




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