What you need to know to protect yourself. Anyone can be at risk for blood clots, also known by the medical term venous thromboembolism (VTE). VTE is a serious and growing public health concern, occurring either as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
Did you know that getting a blood clot from a hospitalization, surgery, or other healthcare treatment or procedure (called healthcare-associated venous thromboembolism or HA-VTE for short) is a significant, costly and growing public health problem? It is! But it is also preventable! Become familiar with the terminology used to discuss blood clots. Learn the facts about HA-VTE and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you or someone you care about.
Blood clots can happen to anyone, including you and your loved ones. They affect up to 900,000 people in the United States annually! Spread awareness about potentially life-threatening clots by sending someone you care about an eCard today.
- Page last reviewed: February 24, 2016
- Page last updated: February 24, 2016
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