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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): What Is This And What Are The Symptoms? - Dr. Atiemo

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Dr. Andrew Atiemo discusses venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the associated symptoms. Dr. Atiemo is a highly-qualified cardiologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Atiemo:
Venous thromboembolism is an umbrella term that is used to refer to the conditions of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Deep venous thrombosis is a condition in which clots form within the deep veins of the legs. These veins can then break off and then travel into the lungs. That’s then called a pulmonary embolism, when you have a clot that travels into the lungs. This is a very, very common condition, which can also be severe or even life threatening.

So the symptoms arising from venous thromboembolism could include pain and swelling in the legs, that’s what one might experience with a DVT or deep vein thrombosis. With pulmonary embolism the symptoms would include possibly chest pain, shortness of breath and in its severest form again, patients can present with very low blood pressure and it can also be fatal.

About Dr. Andrew D. Atiemo, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Atiemo is a cardiologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. After completing his medical education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Atiemo trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. His passion for cardiology lead him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he trained in general cardiology and interventional cardiology.

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Condition: Heart Disease, VTE, Deep Venous Thromboembolism, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Embolism

Related Terms: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Support, Chest Pain, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Test, Weak Heart Muscle, Vascular Trauma, Heart Muscle Inflammation, Blood Clots, Enlarged Heart

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Surprise, North Phoenix, 85306

Expert: Dr. Andrew Atiemo, Andrew Atiemo, M.D., Dr. Atiemo, Doctor Andrew Atiemo, Cardiologist Andrew Atiemo, M.D.

Expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, Rheolytic Thrombectomy, AngioJet®, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Cardiomyopathy