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About DVT

Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but serious medical condition that occurs in approximately 2 million Americans each year.1 DVT occurs when a thrombus (blood clot) forms in one of the large veins, usually in the lower limbs, leading to either partially or completely blocked circulation. The condition may result in health complications, such as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and even death if not diagnosed and treated effectively.

Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms for DVT

The symptoms of DVT may be subtle and difficult to detect. When DVT is spotted early and properly treated, the risk of complications is reduced. When left untreated, it may cause severe complications, some even fatal. Pulmonary Embolism, a complication from DVT, kills up to 300,000 people a year in the U.S. — that's more than AIDS and breast cancer combined!1

Learn what DVT is, the risk factors, the symptoms, and the preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of DVT blood clots.

The best way to reduce your risk of DVT is to talk to your doctor about your risks, especially if you have cancer or certain heart or respiratory diseases.

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Key DVT Statistics

Did you know that up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT?