Common Vein Condition Increases Risk for Developing Life-Threating Blood Clots, Leiden University Medical Center Study  
8/18/2011 10:31:49 AM

Patients with clinically diagnosed superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), a blood clot in the veins just beneath the skin that commonly resolves on its own without treatment, are four to six times more likely to develop venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous, often life-threatening condition, according to study results published August 17 in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).