Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is blood clot that usually occurs in the leg, most often on one side, although it can happen in other parts of the body. Part of the clot can break off and travel to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolism or PE, which can be fatal in about 1 out of every 3 instances. DVT or PE occurs in over 350,000 people per year in the United States. Click here to view a short animation showing the formation of a DVT.
National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) created a Stoplight Tool on clotting risk to give an estimate of the degree of risk associated with DVT and PE. Click here to view the blood clot risk tool.
NBCA produced a video series from a Stop The Clot® Forum on DVT risk, prevention, and treatment in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click here to see the "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Blood Clots" video series. When you learn signs and symptoms of DVT and PE, it can save your life. Click here to review the signs and symptoms of DVT and PE (pictured below).
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