South West Wales

Scientists at Morriston Hospital research DVT causes

Clot in leg Image copyright SPL
Image caption About one in 1,000 people in the UK is affected by DVT each year

The reasons why some people get deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more than once are being researched by scientists in Swansea.

Hundreds of patients will take part in the study at Morriston Hospital.

Scientists have developed a blood test to detect why some people have abnormal clotting, which could lead to new treatments.

About one in 1,000 people in the UK is affected by DVT each year. Risks include genetics, cancer and obesity.

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