Acquired Risks or Conditions from Deep Vein Clots


In addition to inherited risk factors for deep vein clots, there are also acquired conditions that lead to DVT's (deep vein thrombosis).

This is a list of the 7 most common acquired causes for deep vein clot formaion:

  1. antiphospholipid syndrome
  2. anticardiolipin antibodies
  3. lupus antibodies
  4. hypehomocysteinemia
  5. activated protein C resistance
  6. malignancy (tumors)
  7. autoimmune disorders

Sometimes, the first clinical presentation of a deep vein clot is a malignancy that has hereto yet to be diagnosed. Patients are investigated and found to have a malignant tumor, such as breast cancer, lung cancer or colon cancer !

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Buffalo Phlebologist