Prevent DVT | Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis
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Melanie Bloom, National Spokesperson

Melanie Bloom,
Coalition National Patient

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

Are you or a loved one at risk for DVT blood clots?

Take a moment to complete the following series of questions to assess your risk. Then print your results and take it on your next visit with your healthcare professional.

Use our novel, interactive tool to design your own socks and share your DVT awareness with friends.