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.
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.
Learn more about the compendium and access it here.
Read stories about people living with blood clots.
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Watch this short video above to learn more about the risks of hospitalization and blood clots.
- Page last reviewed: April 18, 2018
- Page last updated: April 18, 2018
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