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Heart Health and DVT

Cardiovascular disease, a broad term that includes any disorder that affects the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and can increase your risk of developing DVT. People who have cardiovascular disease may have poor circulation due to blockage in the arteries, which also heightens the likelihood of blood clots and pooling.31

Certain factors may increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and, thus, DVT blood clots, such as:32

  • Family History
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Glucose Intolerance/Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity

The good news is, in most cases, DVT blood clots can be prevented.

Use the DVT Risk Assessor to learn more about your risk factors for DVT blood clots. And don't forget to speak with healthcare professional to find out whether you or a loved one could be at risk, and what you can do to minimize your risk.

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

Key DVT Statistics

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