Deep Vein Clots - Inherited Conditions
Inherited conditions can lead to a genetic predisposition to develop venous thrombotic events (deep vein clots):
- Factor V Leiden mutation (most common)
- Activated protein C mutations
- Antithrombin mutations
- Protein C mutations
- Protein S mutations
- Elevated factor VIII levels
- Prothrombin gene mutations
These conditions are frequently the cause of clot formation in young individuals (< 45 years) and may contribute to deep vein clots at any age.
To learn more about these conditions, or if you have developed a deep vein clot at an early age - or have had recurrent deep vein clots (more than 1), consult your doctor to get evaluated for these inherited conditions using a simple blood test.
Go to www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com for more information