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    • Preventing HA-VTE - VTE is both a public health problem and a preventable patient safety problem.
    • CDC Expert CommentaryBlood Clots and Long Distance Travel:  Advising Patients.  View this video.
    • Use of CT Scans in EDsDiagnosis of PE associated with and trends in use of CT scans among patients with chest symptoms..
    • VTE Hospitalizations—Rates, trends, & factors associated with VTE diagnosis among hospitalizations of adults aged > 60 yrs. Learn more.

DVT/PE are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions. It is important to know about DVT because it can happen to anybody at any age and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that DVT is preventable and treatable if discovered early.

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