What is deep-vein thrombosis?
"DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the lower limbs.
A complication of DVT, pulmonary embolism, can occur when a fragment of a blood
clot breaks loose from the wall of the vein and migrates to the lungs, where it
blocks a pulmonary artery or one of its branches." - Melanie Bloom
"The good news is that DVT and PE are preventable and treatable."
- Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H. Acting Surgeon General
Thank you for visiting the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis.
This site is designed to:
Provide information about DVT/PE
Promote DVT awareness and DVT screening
Provide tools and resources than can help you identify your DVT risk