Learn About Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), also known as blood clots, is an underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical condition. It is important to know about VTE because it can happen to anybody at any age and cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that VTE can be prevented and treated if discovered early.
- 2018 ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous ThromboembolismExternal
- Pregnant? Know your risks for a pregnancy-related blood clot.
- Video: Planning a Pregnancy or Expecting a Baby? Don’t Let a Blood Clot Spoil Your Joy
- Materials: Stop the Clot. Spread the Word.™ Blood Clots and Pregnancy
- Stop the Clot. Spread the Word.™ Learn more.External
- Are you at risk for clots?
Read stories about people living with blood clots.
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The Joint Commission selected CDC’s VTE educational resources for use in their Compendium of Resources, which provides healthcare providers and health educators with reliable, up-to-date patient education on VTE.