Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but serious medical condition that occurs
in approximately 2 million Americans each year.1 DVT occurs when a thrombus (blood clot) forms in
one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, leading to either partially
or completely blocked circulation. The condition may result in health complications,
such as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and even death if not diagnosed and treated
Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms for DVT
The symptoms of DVT may be subtle and difficult to detect. When DVT is spotted early
and properly treated, the risk of complications is reduced. When left untreated,
it may cause severe complications, some even fatal. Pulmonary Embolism, a complication
from DVT, kills up to 300,000 people a year in the U.S. — that's more than AIDS
and breast cancer combined!1
Learn what DVT is, the risk factors, the symptoms, and the preventative measures
you can take to reduce the risk of DVT blood clots.
The best way to reduce your risk of DVT is to talk to your doctor about your risks,
especially if you have cancer or certain heart or respiratory diseases.
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