Marathon Runner with DVT

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(KTVI) -  After losing 50 pounds in 2010, 59-year-old James Dean of St. Louis celebrated by running a marathon.

He enjoyed it but found half marathons to be more forgiving on his body, or at least that's what he thought.

Last September, something happened a week after a half marathon in Ohio.  James Dean joined us with his life saver, Dr. Anish Thomas of SSM Heart Institution.

Symptoms of DVT Include:
Redness of skin discoloration
Calf or leg pain or tenderness, especially when walking or standing
Swelling of the affected body part
Sensation of warmth
Leg fatigue