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Patient Toolkit

DVT Pocket Guide

It's important to share your concerns about your heath and risk for developing a DVT with your healthcare professional. Ask questions and be prepared to provide accurate information about your lifestyle, diet, exercise routine and medications.

The key to DVT prevention is taking small steps that lead to big rewards, by setting goals and tracking your progress.

To help you make the most of your time with your healthcare professional download this helpful pocket guide and bring it to your appointment.

Patient Tracker

Recommended for patient use.

This tool can help you and your doctor track your risk of developing a DVT. Before your next appointment, check any of the boxes that apply and bring it with you to discuss with your doctor.

Risk Factors

Since my last appointment I have:

  • Sustained a traumatic injury
  • Undergone major surgery
  • Discovered that I have an inherited clotting disorder


I have been experiencing:

  • Unexplained shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained coughing
  • Unexplained shortness of breath
  • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the leg
  • Skin that is red or warm to the touch

Lifestyle Changes

Since my last appointment, I have:

  • Started or stopped taking hormone-based birth control
  • Started or stopped taking hormone replacement therapy
  • Started or stopped smoking
  • Engaged in extended periods of travel
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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?