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.
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