Venous Thromboembolism

What is venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) refers to a blood clot that starts in a vein. It is the third leading vascular diagnosis after heart attack and stroke, affecting between 300,000 to 600,000 Americans each year.

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World Thrombosis Day 2019 Webinar

Top 3 Considerations for the Prevention of Hospital-Associated VTE

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Thursday, Oct. 10
10-11 a.m. U.S. EST

You must be registered to participate!

Co-Hosted By: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jeffrey Weitz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University Heart and Stroke Foundation
Mary Cushman, MD, MSC, Professor of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont; Director, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program, University of Vermont Medical Center

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Share Your Story

Your veins can’t share their tale, but you can.

If you or someone you know survived a dangerous blood clot, known as a venous thromboembolism (VTE), share your story with us for the chance to be featured on our website and social media channels.

Signs and Symptoms of VTE
Learn about VTE from Ambassador Mary Kay Ballasiotes

Get support. Or offer it. Make a connection. For life.

Facing heart disease or stroke or caring for someone who is? Get encouragement and offer guidance during challenging times. Visit our Support Network.

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