Blood Clots – Understand Your Risk Factors

Be alert to the dangers of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and PE (pulmonary embolism). A DVT is a blood clot that forms in a large vein, usually in the legs or pelvic area. A PE is a clot or part of a clot that breaks loose and travels to a lung. A PE can be life-threatening if not suspected, diagnosed and treated right away.

Many people do not know if they are at risk for DVT or PE, don’t know the symptoms, and delay seeing a healthcare professional if they do have symptoms. Mended Hearts is proud to share four resources about DVT and PE for patients, families and caregivers.

What is DVT?
Danger: DVT and PE Risk Increased for Surgical Patients
Blood Clots and Cancer: Know the Risks
Blood Clots and Pregnancy: 11 Tips to Keep Mom and Baby Healthy and Happy

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