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March Is DVT Awareness Month

March 15, 2016   |   Alliance for Aging Research Team   |   Cardiovascular Disease, Venous thromboembolism (VTE), Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary embolism
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4 in 10 DVTs will develop into a PE

March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. DVT is a blood clot that develops in a deep vein in the body—usually within muscles. DVT most commonly forms in the veins of the leg. It can be deadly and is associated with conditions called venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism (PE). They can affect as many as 600,000 Americans per year.

National DVT Awareness Month is a key opportunity to educate others about this critical condition. That’s why we want to introduce you to some of the resources we have available to help you learn about DVT. Please visit our info page to discover all of our resources. You can also check out the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis site for more on DVT.

Living with VTE Brochure

This brochure is an easy-to-read resource explaining DVT, VTE, and PE in detail.

Living with VTE and Preventing Deadly Blood Clots

Watch this video to get an overview of DVT, VTE, and PE and learn more about their causes, symptoms, treatment, and more. It is also available in Spanish.

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