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Checking into the Hospital? Don’t Check Out With a Blood Clot! Fact Sheet

Checking into the Hospital? Don't Check Out With a Blood Clot! Fact Sheet

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.