Just wanted to let everybody know about
some inherited disorder very common among caucasians that increases the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which I had never heard of before. A few days ago I learned that one of my first cousins was diagnosed with DVT and subsequently developped pulmonary ambolism and as a result a blood test was done and they found him to be positive for Factor V Leiden. This is a gene mutation that interferes with blood clotting. If both parents test positive for it, that greatly increases the risk of developing DVT down the road. Having a positive test result would allow someone to take precautions in order to avoid DVT and its deadly pulmonary ambolism.
Post Edited (ticubbs) : 3/9/2011 9:23:45 PM (GMT-7)