Impact of Blood Clots on the United States

VTE Impact of Blood Clots on the US Infographic

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Title: Impact of Blood Clots on the United States

Venous Thromboembolism:

Impact of Blood Clots on the United States

Know the Lingo About Blood Clots

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT):
    Blood clot located in a deep vein, usually in a leg or arm.
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE):
    Blood clot that has traveled from a deep vein to a lung.

DVT and PE are also known as VTE (venous thromboembolism).

Blood Clots Affect Many People

  • VTE affects as many as 900,000 Americans each year.
  • 3 in 10 people who have a blood clot will have another episode within 10 years.

Blood Clots Can Be Deadly

  • As many as 100,000 people die of blood clots each year.
  • PE is a leading cause of death in a woman during pregnancy or just after having a baby.
  • Sudden death – 1 of 4 people who have
    a PE die without warning.
  • Blood clots are a leading cause of death in people with cancer after the cancer itself.

Blood Clots Are Costly

  • Blood clots cost our nation up to $10 billion each year.
  • Treatment can be as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per person and often results in readmission to the hospital.

Things to Know

  • Blood clots can happen to anyone.
  • They are often preventable.
  • Early diagnosis is critical to prevent death.
  • Take action now to prevent blood clots.
  • Talk with your doctor about the risks for blood clots
    and learn how they can be prevented.

For more information, please visit: cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/index.html