Complications from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect approximately one hundred thousand people each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the vein. Most commonly, this occurs in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. DVT can be easily prevented and when diagnosed in a timely manner, it may have less severe consequences. However, if left untreated, DVT may have serious effects on a patient, which include death.