March Is DVT Awareness Month! Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is often an underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical condition. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots usually develop in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, but they can also occur in the arm. Another type of blood clot, called Pulmonary Embolism (PE), can form when part of a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. It is important to know about DVT and PE because they can happen to anybody and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that blood clots are preventable and treatable if discovered early. You can take steps to improve your health and prevent DVT's & PE's. Some simple steps include regular exercise, eating healthy, and wearing compression garments.